Department 66 Pharaon 2015
Save $45.00 (21%)
|Region||France, Vin de Pays d'Oc|
Provocative aromas of sweet oak, dark chocolate liqueur, Tahitian vanilla, sage, and plum saturate the glass in a beguiling complexion of aubergine. Sapid flavors of rhubarb, savory red fruits, and boysenberries are evident and harmoniously blend with mineral notes and schistous highlights. The tannins are firm but agreeable and primed for extended aging. Finishing with a spirited acidity, the wine elegantly charms the palate indefinitely.
One of the most concentrated wines in the vintage, as well as the top wine of the estate, the 2015 IGP Côtes Catalanes Pharaon is a mix of 60/40 Grenache and Syrah that boasts a saturated purple color as well as loads of currants, plums, chocolate, roasted herbs and licorice. Rich, full-bodied, unctuous and mouth-filling, with serious flavor authority and depth, it needs a year or so of bottle age and will keep for a decade or more.