Full Review

DH Lescombes

DH Lescombes
2013 Limited Release, Mourvedre, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Mourvedre

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15% RS: 1.2%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$24

DH Lescombes
2013 Limited Release, Mourvedre, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Mourvedre

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15% RS: 1.2%
Medium garnet black color. Fruity aromas and flavors of melted toffee, spiced berries, and roasted chestnuts with a satiny, bright, fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of creme brulee, spice, minted melon, and mocha with dusty, fine tannins and light oak flavor. A nice chocolatey, fruity red.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: melted toffee, spiced berries, and roasted chestnuts
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of creme brulee, spice, minted melon, and mocha
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice chocolatey, fruity red.

The Producer

Southwest Wines

The Producer
1325 Debaca Rd SE
Deming, NM 88030
USA
1 575-546-9324

Mourvedre

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Mourvedre is a red grape planted in several countries, but best known for its use in the Rhine Valley of France. It is most commonly used as a blending variety in Châteauneuf-du-Pape; it is also found in red wines from southern France, such as Bandol, Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon. Mourvedre is also known as Monastrell and is used as a blending grape in several Spanish reds such as La Mancha and Conca de Barbera.

Mourvedre can also be made on its own, as in California and Australia. The wines are deep in color and robust with ripe blackberry and black plum fruit with distinct spice; acidity is good and there are medium-weight tannins. These wines should be paired with rich food with a zesty character, be it barbecued chicken or pork, wild game or stews.