An exploration of wine

693. Mas Amiel, Prestige 15 Ans d’Age Maury, NV (2006)

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Book 4 Wine 693

€26; 16.5%

The last of the Maurys bought at the estate – and perhaps I held onto this a couple of years too long, as it seemed like it was missing something in the mid-palate. Hollowing a bit? Medium-depth tawny, with a broad, brick rim, fading to thin amber. Medium+ intensity with an unexpectedly smoky tint to baked plum, cocoa, some spicy notes, and plenty of rancio. Touch of smoky liquorice, and earthy complexity on warming. Full-bodied, with a sweet-spicy, strawberry palate. Smoky, granitic minerality. A medium-sweet sense, with a drying finish – showing a touch of tannin perhaps? Quite long. Pretty good, but not as great as I’d hoped, due to that slightly hollow mid-palate.

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