Cathy Shore

Location: Le Thoureil, B5

I'm an English wine trade professional who moved to live in the Loire in 2006 with my partner Nigel Henton. We run wine tastings, courses and tours in and around Saumur, Bourgueil, Savennieres, Coteaux du Layon and Brissac & are currently pruning vines.

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  • Feb 14, 2010 at 7:05am
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    Average Price: $37.50

    Cathy Shore's Review:
    Added Feb 14, 2010 at 7:05am
    This Corbières has a deep ruby colour. On the nose, the first impression is of sweet stone fruit and plums with a big herbal quality and a touch of ground black pepper. The ripe fruit element continues on the palate but moves and changes to a more savoury style with the spice, herbs and pepper creeping in and then the tannins which although present are well integrated. You can sense the mediterranean heat. It's ready to drink now but will certainly keep for a few years yet. We drank it with a plain char-grilled steak and the match was fabulous. The wine has around 45% Grenache and Syrah with some old vine Carignan making up the blend. 10 - 12 months ageing in French barriques after a period of cuve ageing gives it complexity but by no means does the oak component dominate the palate.

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