Bonny Doon Le Cigare Volant Réserve

Le Cigare Volant Reserve

Bonny Doon Vineyard

red wine of the earth

Le Cigare Volant Réserve

en bonbonne

2010

UNFILTERED

28% syrah
22% grenache
17% cinsault
17% mourvèdre
16% carignane

“Fresh-flowing blood, dried Italian herbs and cured cuts of meat greet the nose on this annual Bonny Doon treat, a blend of 28% Syrah, 22% Grenache, 17% Cinsault, 17% Mourvèdre and 16% Carignane. The flavors are dominated by purple fruits, trending toward blackberry and blueberry, with violet florals and rustic dust.”

*****

nose, tobacco, cherry wood ash, wild blackberry, bramble, cigar box, leather and garrigue on the nose. is that a note of brandy? raw ginger? definitely a smooth spice layer. on the palate, silky, luxurious length. oh yes, she seems to go on forever.

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