Blason de Chateau Aussieres 2011, Corbieres, France
Grape varieties, a blend including Carignan, Mourvedre and Syrah
Beautiful dark red colour with a clean, fresh nose. There is good harmony between the grape varieties, with typical Corbieres characteristics. One can tell that Aussieres' Carignans are maturing and becoming more refined.
The wine displays notes of flowers, blackberries and spices. The attack presents the wine's usual suppleness and reveals a delightful sweetness. Perfect proportions of Mourvedre and Syrah provide good structure. The concentration is medium, but this is intentional, in order to make the wine more accessible as soon as it is bottled.