Oliver Horiot, Coteaux Champenois Riceys Rouge ‘En Barmont’ 2008

Fox red. The nose gives pomegranate, fennel seed, smokiness, with grounding and farmyard instincts to help it. The palate runs on its own terms, advances on a mineral streak of clay-limestone, and opens out as bruised strawberry. There is a garrigue and bay leaf influence on the finish. The eastern and south-eastern exposure of En Barmont lends richness and generosity. Now.

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