Terra Vinya Banyuls (0.5 L)
WA:The exquisite 1998 Banyuls Terra Vinya was produced from 90-year old Carignan vines with a touch of Grenache included. Yields were a minuscule 10 hectoliters per hectare. It offers a big, smoky, chocolatey, black cherry and berry-scented nose, marvelous intensity and purity, a luxurious texture, and a moderately sweet, long, pure finish balanced by decent acidity and sweet tannin. It will drink well for 15+ years. As most readers know, this is France’s quasi-answer to vintage port.
WA / RP: 93