Fitou Cuvee Jean Sirven 2014
Almost impenetrable black garnet. Fine roasted notes on the nose, then cherry liqueur, sloe, concentrated plum jam, beeswax, herbs and smoked bacon. Everything is very finely woven and homogeneous. The mouth: velvety velor; it is immediately fully lined with dense, sweet tannins in perfect ripeness. The aromas of plum, sloes, black cherry, precious wood, black olives, black bitter chocolate, a hint of tar and Provençal herbs combine to create an almost endless reverberation that is reminiscent of large cote rotie from a hot year. That is sheer concentration of great elegance. The viscous texture envelops the masses of tannin so perfectly that this elixir is great fun to drink at this stage. For the friends of expressive power wines of the 'old world', without jamminess and with precise, clear contours. After we had delisted this producer at the beginning of the 'zero years', I am very happy to have tasted the wines again.