Domaine Ancely Minervois 2016


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What is it? The 2016 Domaine Ancely Minervois is a great vintage of this hugely popular and remarkably under-priced red wine from low-yielding old vines. It’s a deep, dark, perfumed, complex red wine made from grenache, syrah, and carignan. ABV is 14.5%. 

What does it taste like? This is spectacular Minervois! It is very deeply colored and gorgeously perfumed with violets, black fruits, spices, and minerals. The palate is deep, concentrated, and velvety-textured. The long finish shows dark fruit, spice, and minerals.
Is it right for you? This is a wine that bargain hunters should load up on: the varietals and flavor profile are similar to top Rhones (like Chateauneuf du Pape), but the price is more like basic Cotes du Rhone!

Is it ready to drink? This is a young, aromatic, and full-flavored Minervois with lots of fruit and complexity. It is drinking beautifully today, especially with 30 minutes in a decanter to air. It can also age and evolve well for 4 or 5 additional years.