In the glass, this French GSM has a HUGE staining-purple core surrounded by shiny edges and a fading halo….
A sniff is a blast of black cherries and anise ———> After a swirl and a revisit, I’m hit with sweet red licorice that’s offset by some white pepper nostril burn….
The palate starts with a mid-weight mouthfeel showing initial notes of raspberries and blackberries…. A chew and swish brings out some hidden floral deliciousness surrounded by a ripe blueberry mid-palate that quickly forms cottony tannins to bring home a loooooooong black cherry finish with an allspice kick….
Here’s a fun lil GSM from Domaine de Fondreche that’s not only delicious but also a hell of a value ———-> At under $20 bucks, this Frenchie has great fruit and even better structure that will compete with offerings 2X its price-point…. 🎧🎧🎧 Listen to this wine with something soulful and spicy like Black Joe Lewis – Sugarfoot
2016 Domaine de Fondreche “Ventoux Rogue” Ventoux FR