Let’s just say the smoky, charred burnt ends BBQ from Fletcher’s and the 2009 Xavier Vins Chateauneuf du Pape “Cuvee Anonyme” are a banging combo. The bottle retails for $60, but I got a nutty deal from Garagiste by taking a chance on buying this as a “mystery” wine. The wine is a GSMC+: 25% ancient vine Grenache, 25% Syrah, 25% Mourvedre and 25% Counoise, Vaccaresecarese plus other authorized varieties.
Tasting notes are just a snapshot of a moment in a glass, but here’s the photo: Anonyme showed off inky, deep purple juice with a sexy, aromatic nose that seduces with black fruits, anise, that underbrush-y thing and dried herbs and spice. The concentration and texture were decadent, and paired with the burnt ends, the flavor explosion reached heavenly heights.
I loved this wine so much I felt it deserved a snowy photo spread to commemorate our sizzling one night stand; sadly, I hadn’t bought a second bottle.