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    Mark Lipton Guest

    Default [TN] Marcillac!

    Last night's dinner was cheese ravioli with our own tomato sauce and
    pesto. To go with it, I opened another bottle from a recent "sampler
    case" purchase from Crush in NYC.

    2008 Causse Marines Marcillac ($19)
    nose: initially, bright red fruit; later turning leafy and herbal
    palate: initially, tart, crisp acidity, later getting smoky, herbal and
    leafy

    What a fun wine! To start with, it came across as a Cru Beaujolais
    lookalike, but with time started to morph into a Loire Cab Franc
    relative. The acidity was refreshing and the fruit ever-present. If it
    were $15, it would be a QPR winner, but even at $20 it is a quality wine
    for a fair price.

    Marcillac is a neighbor of Cahors in SW France. Normally the grape used
    is the local Far Servedou, but Causse Marines champions more obscure
    (!!) local varieties, so this might have some Duras in it.

    Mark Lipton
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    Mark Lipton Guest

    Default Re: [TN] Marcillac!

    Mark Lipton wrote:

    > Marcillac is a neighbor of Cahors in SW France. Normally the grape used
    > is the local Far Servedou, but Causse Marines champions more obscure
    > (!!) local varieties, so this might have some Duras in it.


    A little research before posting is a useful thing: the grape is Fer
    Servadou and Marcillac must, by law, be at least 80% Fer Servadou.

    Mark Lipton

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