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Helyos Banyuls.

Wine Details

Vineyard

Helyos

Varietal

Grenache

Style

Fortified

Region

France

Wine Description

(2002 Vintage) This dense ruby/purple-colored 2002 boasts an extraordinary perfume of creosote/charcoal, blackberries, blueberries, fennel, and licorice. Extremely full-bodied with rich, concentrated fruit, remarkable freshness, elegance, and finesse, and a finish that lasts for more than 60 seconds, this vibrant offering reveals neither heaviness nor oxidation - R.P.

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    pepper smell sweet tannin carobs at end of meal with cheese

    over 6 years
Expert Reviews
  • Robert Parker
    (2002 Vintage) "This wine is made by the brilliant Libourne/St.-Emilion doctor and chateau owner, Dr. Alain Raynaud. This is his first venture in southern France, and the results are very impressive. This offering is personally made by Dr. Raynaud from vineyards owned by Cave de l'Abbe Rous. As of May, 2004, there is no American importer, probably because Banyuls is not a household name for most American wine consumers, which is a shame. A brilliant example of Banyuls, this 18,000 bottle cuvee was produced from...