Marcoux plotters

Marcoux 1999 Châteauneuf-du-Pape “Vieilles Vignes” (Rhône) – Heavy, practically ponderous “fruit” (again with the scare quotes; this time, I’d call it “low-hanging meat” from a world in which berries are consumed exclusively by carnivores) that weighs everything down to a stop. Not helping are a thick chocolate sludge, tar, asphalt, and a dressing of somewhat rancid butter on the finish. This is most decidedly not my sort of thing. Which is a shame, because I think this meat-berry idea has legs. Literally. (8/07)

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