Domaine Cabirau “Serge & Marie”, Maury Sec, France, Grenache Blend, 2017
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 93pts: This will be another terrific vintage from this estate. Checking in as a blend of 63% Grenache, 23% Carignan and the rest Syrah, it has lots of fruit, yet also a clean, crisp, pretty style on the palate. Notes of peppery, sappy herbs, violets and red and black fruits all emerge from this nicely balanced red that’s going to drink nicely on release.
Jeb Dunnuck 93pts: Also tasted as a barrel sample, the 2016 Maury Sec Serge & Nicolas checks in as a blend of 63% Grenache, 23% Carignan and 14% Syrah, from 35- to 70-year-old vines that had the Grenache brought up all in tank and the Syrah and Carignan in demi-muids. Notes of strawberries, spice-box, licorice, violets and dried herbs all emerge from this beauty, and it’s medium-bodied, silky and polished, with beautiful purity, solid mid-palate density and building depth and length. There’s just a little over 1,000 cases and is going to be a smoking value.
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