2016 Chateau Maris • Minervois la Liviniere les Amandiers
JD 94-96 "Slightly deeper colored, the 2016 Minervois La Livinière Amandiers might just be the finest vintage of this cuvée to date. Sensational notes of blackberries, scorched earth, wood smoke, and peppery garrigue all emerge from this full-bodied, deep, concentrated Syrah that has remarkable purity and elegance. It's going to drink nicely right out of the gate yet evolve gracefully for 10-15 years. It should match or exceed the 2007, which is drinking brilliantly today."