Al Tragou, Banyuls Rancio Très Vieux 1990, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Tasting Note: It doesn’t get better than this.
Deep-intensity garnet in color, this wine has a pronounced-intensity, aromatic nose of rancio aromas including melted butter, caramel, toasted almonds, leather and overtoasted brioche.
On the palate the sweet, full-bodied wine is medium-plus in acidity with midpalate concentration and oxidative flavors that will make you become an instant lover of rancio-inspired wines.
Tasted: The Big, Wide Wonderful World of Grenache/Garnacha Education Session, Society of Wine Educators Conference 2018, Woodcliff Hotel, Rochester, New York
Tasting Date: August 17, 2018