Recovering from a cold I needed something to get my taste buds started. Not that complex, but with character and flavour. I opted for the recent (at least here at the state monopoly) vintage of the Les Fontanilles, the Anne Gros & Jean-Paul Tollot project from the Minervois.
Tasting note of the 2012 vintage here.
2013 Les Fontanilles, Anne Gros & Jean-Paul Tollot
The nose is young, open and generous with notes of blueberries, allspice, asphalt and dried raspberries. Very good. A touch of dark chocolate appears with air. More forward than the 2012 at the same stage, and with more body.
The taste is young and fresh with some light, sandy tannins and notes of blueberries, cherries, bakelite, warm gravel and herbs. A medium long finish with a nice grip. Should evolve nicely for the next 3-5 years. Very, very good.
89p (tasted 2016/04)