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2016 Domaine Abeille
Heritage Red

Gift Received

2016 Domaine Abeille
Heritage Red

Vintage:
2016

Location:
California,
United States

Producer:
Domaine Abeille

Alcohol:
14.1%

RATING
89

PRICE
$24

Review Date:
November 3, 2018

Recommended Drinking Window:
2017-2024

Location:
N/A – Gifted

Newsletter Issue:
Non-Newsletter

Lots going on with this 2016 Petit Verdot from California.  Definite lavender and violet bouquet.  Also some earthy notes along with a wet cement aroma.  On the palate, it feels like pop rocks on the tongue.  Raspberry flavors are apparent.  It’s lovely and soft on the tongue.  High body with decent acidity and relatively low tannins.  I don’t drink much Petit Verdot, but I would have this one again.

 

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