Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Sous la Montagne Fitou
2016 Sous la Montagne Fitou...$17.99
From the inland, schistous portion of the appellation, the 2016 Fitou is almost sweet and jammy in its fruity intensity, yet it retains a dry, savory, crushed-stone element that gives it tremendous grip and drinkability. It's full-bodied but not heavy, instead offering satisfying richness without excessive weight.
Rated 91/100 Wine Advocate
An unoaked blend of 66% Carignan and 34% Syrah, the 2016 Fitou sports a vibrant purple color as well as lifted notes of blueberries, violets, brine and spring flowers. Fresh, elegant and lively, yet also nicely concentrated, it has beautiful purity and fine tannin. Give bottles a year or two and drink through 2024. There’s a little over 2,000 cases produced.
Rated 90/100 Jeb Dunnuck