The Best From Mediterranean France (Jul 1998)

Dark ruby-red. Sauvage aromas of raspberry, garrigue, roasted coffee, maple syrup and mint; distinctly cooked suggestions of surmaturite Very rich, sweet and thick; a big, spicy, superripe fruit bomb with a velvety texture and just enough balancing acidity. Finishes with fine tannins and port-like notes of raisin and damp earth.