Fortant – Heritage Collection 2013 – Pays d’Oc

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Dark intense core, slightly lighter towards the rim, ruby with a purple centre. Nose has some evolution, quite sweet aromas of stewed berries, cooked plum, sweet spices, and a slight hint of oak. It feels very ripe, almost with a hint of volatility, some balmy notes. Palate has medium weight in terms of fruit density, the tannins are still quite young, quite chewy, slightly austere. On the palate as well there’s a high degree of ripeness, with some balmy flavours, sweet stewed fruit, a hint of roasted oak, and a medium-long finish, with some leathery notes and an emphasis on tannin in the finish. To me right now it’s a wine that would need some more aging to find harmony, for the oak and for the tannins to integrate.

Tasted by the Best Sommelier of the World, Andreas Larsson.