Salaux – La Petite Révolution 2012 – Vin de France

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Colour is developed with a slightly brick rim, medium-deep ruby at the core. The nose is also showing some evolution and complexity I would say. Rather a traditional style that has gotten a prolonged oak ageing. There is hints of leather spice box tobacco. Elegant fruit here like sweet red berries. Some chocolate praline. Nice palate here. Rounded and subtle. I feel that this is a wine that probably felt very intense and rich when it was younger. I think this is a fine ageing that has rounded off those ages. It is a quite high level of ripeness. I feel certainly a high degree of alcohol. Doesn’t disturb me on the taste whatsoever. It still feels like warmer climate, riper style. Quite layered, with a lot of dried spices. With clove, pepper, ginger and that sweet fruit. Quite a lot of tannin but I think they are just about to integrate now. However, they do contribute to a long and persistent finish. Approaching complexity there, with all the spices going on. Some tobacco and leather on the finish as well. So I would say an elegant in a traditional style, even if I have no clue what it is, but I like it.

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