Banyuls Rimage 2020, Cave de l’Abbé Rous

GENERAL INFORMATION

Estate / Producer / Brand: Cave de l’Abbé Rous

Region: Banyuls, Roussillon, France

Appellation: AOC Banyuls

Type: Vin Doux Naturel rouge

Vintage: 2020

Date of Tasting: December 2022

Type of viticulture: Conventional

Grapes used: 100% Grenache Noir

Blend: not communicated

Winemaking details: schist soils

Aging: not communicated

Sugar level: not communicated

Sulphites: contains sulphites

APPEARANCE

  • Colour = Ruby
  • Intensity = Deep

NOSE

  • Intensity = Medium+
  • Aromas Characteristics = Primary + Secondary + Tertiary
  • Aromas = Cherry, Black Cherry, Strawberry, chocolate, vanilla

PALATE

  • Sweetness = Medium Sweet
  • Acidity =  Medium
  • Tannins = Medium (ripe)
  • Alcohol = Low
  • Body = Medium+
  • Flavour Intensity = Pronounced
  • Flavour Characteristics = Primary + Secondary + Tertiary
  • Flavour details = Cherry, Black Cherry, Strawberry, chocolate, vanilla,
  • Other =
  • Finish = Long

GENERAL ASSESSMENT (1)

  • Overall Quality = Very Good
  • Bottle Aging =
    • Can be kept at around 8°C for up to 5-7 years
    • Suitable for aging
  • Retail Price = 11 euros for a 75cl individual bottle (France retail price, incl. taxes)
  • Value for Money = Excellent!
  • Comparison with same price competition = great deal
  • Suitability for Diabetics = not suitable
  • Service Temperature = around 8°C
  • Suggested Food & Wine Pairing = Bleu des causses (French Cheese), Blueberry tart, Poire belle-hélène, chocolate desserts, chocolate
  • Comments = it is a very great value for money. It is well representative of what a Banuyls Rimage should be. At around 11 euros, it is a given!
  • Final Grade = B+

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(1)GENERAL ASSESSMENT GUIDE

Please note that although all efforts have been made to be as objective as possible, the general assessment inherently involves a degree of subjectivity based on a personal evaluation of the wine.

  • Overall Quality scale
    • Poor < Acceptable < Good < Very Good < Outstanding
  • Bottle Aging
    • Will it beneficiate from additional aging?
  • Retail Price
    • Usually the retail price for one bottle including taxes
  • Value for Money
    • Quality offered compared to the price paid
  • Comparison with same price competition
    • where does it stand compared to average competition of the same price range
  • Suitability for Diabetics
    • Evaluation of the level of final sugar for early stages diabetics
  • Comments
    • Any additional elements worth noting
  • Final Grade Scale
    • A++ = Out of the Charts Wine (Stellar, Hors Classe, Fuori Classe)
    • A+ = Outstanding Wine
    • A = Exceptional Wine
    • A- = Great Wine
    • B+ = Very Good
    • B = Good
    • B- = Noteworthy
    • C+ = Acceptable
    • C = Poor
    • F = The worst grade of this scale
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