DOMAINE LES PALLIERES LES RACINES 2016 ****(*)
(large barrel, bottling June 2018) full, dark red. The nose is striking – raspberry liqueur, vibrant fruit, geranium, spicing. There is a good garrigue presence on the palate, with a hum of intensity; it builds as it goes, straightens just before the close. There is a lot of wine here; it’s complex. The flavour centres on warm red berry fruits, thickly delivered but fluid. It shows especially well on the second half, and the close is nice and rocky.
From 2022. 2038-41 Oct 2017