Alain Chabanon, L’Esprit de Font Caude, South of France Montpeyroux AOP
Representing equal parts Syrah and Mourvedre Chabanon’s flagship wine usually matured for 24 months in barriques and 24 months in bottle. It behaves like purple plum preserves tinged with smoky-sweet machine oil, chocolate,and leather. Toasted nut and fruit pit bitterness nicely offsets the wine’s primary sweetness. It shows great aging potential.