Domaine du Gros' Noré "Antoinette" 2009 Bandol, $45.99-$69.99, 93 points, poured broadly black terminating purple/red at the transparent wine ring and glass bowl of moderate draping.
Aromas were mysteriously floral and fruity.
Full-bodied with good acidity and velvety rich tannins managed amazingly 'unique' flavors of sassafras, root beer, plums, loam, and blackberries.
Finished long on blackberry liqueur, plum, oak, umami, and a 15% alcohol inspirited spiciness
Varietals were 90% Mourvèdre with dollops of Cinsault and Carignan.
Paired perfectly with my spiced-rubbed Angus rib eye steak.
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