- Dom Du Tave Vinsobres Cuvee Paradis 2014 Product #31609 (In Stock)
Young Audrey Latard began making wine in 2008 after purchasing 3HA of vines to add to her family’s 1.5HA in and around the Rhone AOC village of Vinsobres. Having tasted back-to-back vintages of her Cotes du Rhone and Vinsobres, I’m not quite sure why she isn’t on every list of Rhone Valley “up and comers.” Probably because she only makes 2,000 cases per year and has no time to go out and chase appointments with critics and the press.
Good news for us, though, as it means we’re able to get a small slice of her production and enjoy it at very fine prices. This Vinsobres is a blend of 70% Grenache made in tank and 30% Syrah that we’re pretty sure aged in used oak (Audrey was a little vague). What we know is that it’s a once very bold and very smooth! Big aromas and flavors of crushed blackberry, black raspberry, roasted strawberry and dark plum gain complexity from notes of black olive, fresh thyme, and a hint of something floral (berry blossom? Lavender?). It glides across your palate like the finest silk, with enough body to know it’s there and leave your mouth full of flavor but no hard edges or grippy tannins. Delicious now, perhaps more CdP-like in 2019, certainly fun through 2023.