86Candied black raspberry and coffee grounds show on the nose. Black raspberry shows on the palate, too, with coffee, then red plum on the mid-palate. Tannins are medium-grained. The overall sense is juicy, rather than deep. Drink with a pork tenderloin sandwich. Recommended. 86 points.

WHO: Coté Mas
WHAT: Red Blend (Grenache and Carignan)
WHERE:  France, Vin de France
DESIGNATION: Rouge Intense
WHEN: 2012
HOW MUCH: $9

 

 

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