2011 Le Coeur Tannat
Ruby red in color with a deep, dark core, this wine appears very youthful at eight years old. On the nose, a complex mélange of lifted aromas swirl from the glass, showing black plum and black cherry preserves, balanced with f loral aromas of fresh violets, French roast coffee, roasted fennel bulb, and subtle hints of tar, all framed by toasted baking spices. The palate shows a linear and racy texture, with firm tannins, high acidity, and a pronounced mineral note of wet stones. The bright finish lingers for several minutes, reminding the palate of every delicious note, over and over again.