Chateau Fontareche “Cuvée 1682” 2017, Corbieres

I hoped a bit more for the money, but this Corbieres is a good, pleasant red.

A surprising combination of restraint and Mediterranean ripeness. Dark and a bit earthy on the nose, with licorice and some raisin, resembling a bit to an LBV Port. Then it shows low alcohol on the palate, not what I would expect. Lowish acid and medium tannins. Quite round and easy to drink. Not simple but neither profound, quite shy. All in all a pleasant wine. For the lovers of warm climate reds.

Rating: good.  85 points. 
Price: around 11 €.
Tasted: October, 2020.
Value: a bit pricey for what it is.
Drinking window: now-2022
Source: a friend bought it for me in Luxembourg.

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