But the palate is beautifully defined with skilly smooth tannins, touches of raspberry, licorices, blackberry and minerals, the finish exuding finesse with an almost Cote-Rotie like finish. It is a wine that just envelops the mouth, satiating every pore.
"Made from 90% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre aged in 100% new oak, the inky/purple-hued 2009 Cotes du Ventoux Persia reveals notes of smoky barbecue intermixed with graphite, blackberries and cassis, a super texture, a full-bodied mouthfeel and tremendous opulence as well as length."
The Wine Advocate
"The name is an oblique reference to Shiraz, which forms the basis of this cuvée. It’s inky in hue and rather reticent on the nose at first. But swirl it vigorously and be rewarded with layers of cassis, blackberry and black pepper. Full bodied, rich and tannic, its blueberry and cassis fruit lingers on the long, mouthwatering finish."
Seems really shut down right now, so I tried hyper-decanting for 60 seconds in a blender, still no nose and not much mid-palate.