Olivier Cuilleras at La Guintrandy in Visan, part of Patrimoine de Terroirs
Le Deves 2012 Bright purple in the glass with dark fruit and oaky spice; there is a blast of pure black cherry fruit with vanilla, cool mint and spice; fresh, with a supple, inky, slightly custardy texture. Warming spice and some gentle firmness on the finish. Good.
Match with salamis or game such as duck or pheasant.
Cairanne 2012 a blast of dark cherry and elderberry fruit, warming peppery spice and freshness. Supple texture, great savouriness and old-vine concentration. Very Good.
Match with venison steak.
Cuvee Louise Amelie 2012 still youthful and closed up, darkly inky with dark fruits and spice; textured and substantial. Needs either aeration or, better, several years' bottle aging to mature and open up.
Match with roast red meat darker game.
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