2012Caumont2012 Chateau du Grand Caumont, Corbieres, Cuvee Tradition, France.
The Chateau du Grand Caumont Corbieres Rouge Cuvee Tradition is a super value red blend that delivers outstanding quality for the price, it’s primarily old vine Carignan and it shows expressive deep flavors. The Grand Caumont starts with a nose full of flowers, fruit and spices and a deep garnet red color in the glass with a vibrant purple core and it has a forward palate of red raspberry, plum, loganberry and balsamic dipped strawberry along with bright pepper, cinnamon stick, minty anise, lavender oil and dusty earth notes. The tannins are fine and satiny with just a touch of saline chalkiness and there is enough acidity to push the layers, making for a joyous Corbieres and a great alternative to Cotes du Rhone or Primitivo. Perfect with a range of cuisine from BBQ to Pizza the Chateau du Grand Caumont Corbieres Cuvee Tradition is a French Languedoc red to search out and grab by the case. Drink this wonderful everyday style wine over the next 2 or 3 years, best from 2016 to 2019.
($14 Est.) 91 Points, grapelive

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