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Magellan Fruit Défendu Red 2015

Certified Organic. The Fruit Défendu is from a special plot of 60-year-old Cinsault brought from Châteauneuf-du-Pape. In the glass, the wine has a bright, medium ruby color. The nose unfolds with small red berries and a bit of citrus peel, seasoned with just a suggestion of white pepper. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied (definitely not alumbering, fat fruit bomb), with pretty flavors of ripe redraspberries and a touch of plum (from 15% young-vines Syrah). Long and lively on the finish, with just the perfecthint of thick-skin tannic structure.

 Producer Domaine Magellan
 Region Languedoc-Roussillon
 Country France
 Varietals CinsaultSyrah (Shiraz)
 Alcohol 13.5% alc/vol
 Vintage 2015

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4 out of 5 starsReviewed on March 12, 2018

Bold but balanced. Tonnes of fruit flavour on the palate, but NOT a giant, boozy fruit bomb. At only 13.5% abv, it gives you flavour intensity without punching you in the mouth. Medium body. Medium tannins. Medium acidity. Enough complexity to be interesting as well as easy to drink. Would be great with medium cheeses, olives and charcuterie. Over delivers for its low price (I found it for under $20).

About the Producer

Domaine Magellan

Domaine Magellan

Montpellier, Hérault, France Montpellier, Hérault, France

Our wines have a defining southern accent – they are generous, fruity, characterful, unique and have the ability to surprise you. They are extremely refined, balanced and elegant and made with minimal intervention so as to reflect their origins and retain pure fruit expression. When simple winemaking...

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