Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (David Schildknecht) / Minervois 2006

2009-06-30 Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Mint, marjoram, rosemary, roasted meats, and black fruit compote are liberally doled out to the nose and palate from Hecht and Bannier’s 2006 Minervois, which favors overwhelmingly Syrah, plus some Grenache and scarcely any Carignan or Mourvedre. A welcome fresh, subtly tart juiciness (reflecting the vintage’s relatively high acidity) builds in the finish, while vivid notes of charred meat and wood smoke add to the fascination and overall enticement of a wine that should be worth following for four or more years. US$19