Sleek and engaging, with ripe, supple, polished cherry, currant and dried berry flavors that glide across the palate, ending with gravel and spice box. Grenache, Syrah, MourvA?Adre
Drink Dates: 2012-2021
Author: James Laube
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91
(45% grenache, 30% syrah, 13% mourvedre, 7% cinsault and 5% carignane): Bright ruby. Pungent dark berries, dried flowers and smoky herbs on the nose. Juicy and precise on entry, then fleshier in the mid-palate, offering pliant blackberry and bitter cherry flavors that show a gently sweet character. Cured meat and licorice nuances build on the persistent finish, which features gentle tannins and an echo of sweet dark fruits.
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: November/December 2013
Wine Advocate | Rating: 87
Bonny DoonƒA?A?s 2008 Le Cigare Volant is quite pretty. Sweet dark cherries, anise and flowers flesh out in this juicy red. The 2008 is approximately 45% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 13% Mourvedre and 7% Cinsault. Interestingly, this regular bottling of the Cigare Volant shows a bit more sweetness and length than the Reserve En Bonbonne.