Domaine Les Aphillanthes Côtes-du-Rhône Cuvée Trois Cepages
Tasted from concrete, where it's been maturing since the beginning, the Cotes du Rhone Villages Cuvee Trois Cepages is equal parts Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre from the commune of Ste. Cécile les Vignes. This is lovely stuff—dark, rich, earthy and savory—supple upfront but adding dusty tannins on the long finish. It should drink well for close to a decade.
Varietals: 1/3 Grenache, 1/3 Syrah, 1/3 Mourvèdre
Vine Age: 40 years
Soil Type: Cailloux/Galets Roulets over clay-limestone