Domaine des Saumades 2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, $18.99-$34.99, 92 points, began deep ruby at the core trending a rich red with a slight burgundy purple toward the transparent rim.
The aroma is subtle and non-descript, though as it breathed it opened-up considerably and reminded me of what orange blossoms should smell like or faint lilac with a hint of pine sap and cinnamon, but no matter the blossom you smell, pleasant notes reign.
Medium-plus body possessed mouth watering acidity with moderate-almost a lazy tannin lingering in the background.
Prominent flavors of red licorice and flowers spearheaded the blackberries and red raspberry which trailed into the long finish that accentuated the 14.5% alcohol, fig notes, and a relaxed cayenne-like spiciness. (100% Grenache)
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