TOB exclusive import: Dauvergne Ranvier Gigondas Face Nord 2017 Grenache Shiraz blend
Dauvergne-Ranvier Gigondas "Face Nord" 2017.
75% Grenache, 25% Shiraz.
It's like this wine has a mischievous sense of humour because when you put your nose to the glass the aromatics are genteel: stately Rhône perfume of dark fruit, spice, and herbs, intriguing, interesting - subtle even - and the kind of wine that draws you into the glass, so then you take a sip and BAM! it suddenly unleashes on your unsuspecting palate a military stampede of mediterranean machismo, muscular power and passion, storming through on a red carpet of velveteen tannins, acid-backboned, overwhelming, unashamed and implacable, spreading rapidly to every corner of your mouth and mind. It takes a second to register what has just happened but by that point it’s too late and you realise that you've just been sucked in and stormed by a devastatingly hedonistic wine.
Drink now to 2030.