Jean-Luc Colombo, Les Forots 2015, wine review

Wine Review
Every Monday Tom Cannavan of wine-pages.com chooses a new wine of the week. For 12th February 2018 the Jean-Luc Colombo, Les Forots 2015 from the Rhone Valley in France is his Wine of the Week. A more or less equal blend on northern Rhône Syrah and southern Rhône Grenache, this comes from 60-year-old vines and is a fine, savoury Côtes du Rhône of quite some style. It is only lightly oaked (I suspect only seeing oak in the form of older and bigger casks), and is liquorice-deep and earthy, but has a fine blueberry and ripe damson plum weight of fruit. Aromatically, it also flits between nuances of goût de terroir and a red fruit lift. On the palate that natural old-vine concentration is effortless, always juicy with its supple, fine tannin and acid structure. Long, the savoury character makes it very broadly food-friendly. Watch the video for specific food matching ideas, and more information on this wine and producer.

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