Source: 195, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 2nd May 2016 (RP-90)
Thunevin-Calvet’s tank-raised Grenache-Carignan 2008 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Constance – all from Maury and all grown on schist – displays pungent struck-flint and peat overtones, along with cocoa powder that one associate with its genre, nicely accenting richly ripe but in no way superficially sweet black fruits. Bitter suggestions of fruit skin and pit, as well as tactile counterparts to the mineral notes, signaled in the nose, serve for counterpoint and for a dynamic finishing interaction. As with past editions, this Cuvee offers excellent value. I would plan to enjoy it over the next 2-3 years.
Gourmet terroir wine that seduces with its regular quality and its quality / price ratio.
The style is intense and deep with notes of black fruits and liquorice. All the plots are harvested by hand; sorting the berries in the vineyard and in the cellar is essential for this cuvee in order to obtain a balance between fruit, acidity and tannins