Domaine de Mourchon Cotes du Rhone Villages Seguret Grande Reserve 2010
Enjoy with confit of duck, game, black truffle omelette, chicken with tarragon cream, creamy cheeses such as Brie or Langue or chocolate desserts.
The 2010 Cotes du Rhone-Villages Seguret Grande Reserve is sensational. A two-grape blend of two-thirds Grenache and the rest Syrah, with the Grenache aged in tank and the Syrah in small barrels, it has terrific freshness, delineation and purity. It is full-bodied, black/purple in color, with stunning richness and intensity. This is another great effort from proprietor McKinlay, who has become the reference point for the wines from the idyllic Provencal hilltop village of Seguret.
Ripe and concentrated, but very silky and refined, with lots of black tea and incense swirling around the core of cassis, blackberry and plum fruit. The long, anise-infused finish has an iron hint as well.