2011 Orin Swift D 66 Grenache 750ml
A blend of mostly Grenache, yet with small amounts of Syrah and Carignan, that was aged in 30% new barrels, the 2011 Cotes Catalanes Grenache D66 is a big, ripe, powerhouse effort that offers up serious amounts of chocolaty dark fruits, roasted herbs, black licorice and pan-dripping aromas and flavors. Full-bodied and fabulously textured, with solid mid-palate depth and a heady, blockbuster finish, this over-the-top beauty won't be for everyone, but count me a fan. This bottle held up beautifully over the three days I had it open, so don't be afraid to give it some air. It should drink nicely through 2019. Rated 93 Points Wine Advocate.