2011 Chateau Tourril French - Other (Red Blend) "Philippe"
Winery: Chateau Tourril
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Philippe"
Wine Category: French - Other (Red Blend)
Grape blend: 40% Carignan, 30% Syrah & 30% Grenache
State or country: France
Cases produced: 3,000
KWG Score: 91 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)
Review date: November 25, 2016
Wine Review: This opaque dark ruby colored Rhone grape blend from Minervois opens with a fragrant red raspberry and strawberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and savory. The flavor profile is a mild mineral infused black currant with notes of oak and black pepper. I also detected a hint of black tea. The finish is dry and its fruit flavors are slightly prolonged. I would pair this wine with a pepper encrusted strip steak. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Appearance: Ruby-red colour, intense, garnet red highlights. Nose: Aromatic, fruity, blackcurrant aromas, generous cherry aromas, grenadine aromas. Palate: Well-balanced, generous, smooth, silky tannin, smooth, structured body, good length. Food Matches: Delicatessen meats, white meats, guinea fowl, grilled entrecote steak, & unaged cheeses
Organic status: not organic
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