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Domaine de Trévallon, Vin de Pays des Bouches du Rhône 2005
Red Wine from France - Provence / Massif / Corsica
A classic cabernet-syrah blend (50-50) from an iconic estate in the Baux de Provence. The 2005s have needed time for the tannins to soften and unravel. This now is lovely, with flavours of truffle and a touch of herb. Great finesse and length.
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- Red Wine
- Cabernet Shiraz
- Drinking now
- 13% Alcohol
- oak used but not v. noticeable
- Cork, natural
Domaine de Trévallon
Domaine de Trévallon is undoubtedly one of the greatest estates in Provence producing the region’s finest wine only a few miles from Lirac but across the Rhône and in a very different world.
And even then, Eloi Dürrbach's property stands alone from other estates in les Baux maintaining the style of wine that made Trevallon world famous. Eloi, like his friend Aimé Guibert at the nearby Mas de Daumas Gassac, broke new ground when creating this estate.
The unorthodox mix of grapes (France’s original cabernet-shiraz blend), means its red may only be labelled as Vin de Pays. The vines grow on north facing slopes and are late harvested and the wine is raised for over a year in casks of well-seasoned oak.
In character, the wines lie half-way between the Graves of Bordeaux and Hermitage of the northern Rhône, with finesse and discretion being key elements, showing elegance rather than sheer power.
Mid crimson and stilllooks quite youthful (though the room is dark). There’s a sort of gameysweetness here, and dominant red-fruit aromas. Very different from the 2008.Peppery and dry on the palate...Mid crimson and stilllooks quite youthful (though the room is dark). There’s a sort of gameysweetness here, and dominant red-fruit aromas. Very different from the 2008.Peppery and dry on the palate with very fine-grained tannins, slimmed down togain in elegance. A salty aftertaste.