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Albert Mathier et Fils Assemblage Noir 2011 – Takes a Little Getting Used To

Albert Mathier et Fils, Assemblage Noir 2011, Valais, Switzerland, Wine Casual

Albert Mathier et Fils, Assemblage Noir 2011, Valais, Switzerland

Tasting Note: Amphora-aged wines take a little time to get used to.

Ruby in color, this wine has a nose of smoky, red fruit. Fruit is not at the center of the aroma profile which is overwhelmed by secondary, amphora-maturation effects.

Fruit is subdued and overpowered by a muskiness that characterizes many-an-amphora-aged wine, but there is an undercurrent of red cherry.

On the palate the wine is dry, medium-plus bodied with ripe, fermented-fruit flavors.

A really interesting wine you might also incorporate into a vinaigrette.

Rating: 88 points
Price: $N/A
Alcohol: 13.5%
Importer: N/A
Tasted: Raw Wine New York City Wine Tasting, Brooklyn, New York
Tasting Date: November 6, 2016

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