2006 Domaine de Ravanes Les Gravieres du Taurou
This is an interesting wine from the South of France, labelled as Vin du Pays des Coteaux de Murviel. Also, a very unusual blend for this region: 53% Merlot and 47% Petit Verdot, aged for 24 months in French oak.
2006 Domaine de Ravanes Les Gravieres du Taurou Grande Reserve
Dark red with purple hues, opaque color. Developed nose, showing nuances as it aerates, with initial aromas of cocoa powder, oak, spices, licorice and coffee, and evolving towards more sweet blackberry, blackcurrant and cranberry liquor as it warms up. Very South of France aromas. Full bodied, extracted, structured, with big tannins, pronounced spiciness from the high portion of Petit Verdot and a long finish with biting tannins. Powerful wine that “grows hair on your chest”. This is a very interesting wine that requires further aging, as the oak is still present and the tannins need to soften. 14.5% (89-90/100)