2014 Le Roc 'Le Classique' Fronton - Southwest, France
Le Roc is a strong, earthy blend of 70% Negrette, 20% Syrah, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes,from 30+ year old vines are vinified separately in small concrete tanks then blended and matured for an additional 12-18 months. Some spice and smokey aromas give way to black fruit, leather and tar on the palate with a firm, dry, tannic finish. Delicious with strong, soft cheese like reblochon or hearty fare like cassoulet.