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Château de Paraza Red Blend Minervois 2008

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

I have never visited Chateau de Paraza (a prominent landmark in the eponymous, tiny, canal-side village at the eastern extreme of its appellation) and it had been several years since I tasted one of their wines, but their 2007 Minervois Cuvée Speciale demonstrates that this well-known estate can still turn out a head-turning value. Very ripe blackberry fruit sweetly caresses the palate, with cinnamon, cardamom, juniper, black pepper, and cherry pit bitterness adding interest. For all of its richness (in itself amazing for the price) this finishes with lip-smacking juiciness and an invigorating impression akin to chomping down on the seeds of the blackberries. Enjoy it over the next 2-3 years.

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External Reviews for Château de Paraza Red Blend Minervois

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

I have never visited Chateau de Paraza (a prominent landmark in the eponymous, tiny, canal-side village at the eastern extreme of its appellation) and it had been several years since I tasted one of their wines, but their 2007 Minervois Cuvée Speciale demonstrates that this well-known estate can still turn out a head-turning value. Very ripe blackberry fruit sweetly caresses the palate, with cinnamon, cardamom, juniper, black pepper, and cherry pit bitterness adding interest. For all of its richness (in itself amazing for the price) this finishes with lip-smacking juiciness and an invigorating impression akin to chomping down on the seeds of the blackberries. Enjoy it over the next 2-3 years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Plum and berry aromas and flavors dominate this medium-bodied red. Spicy notes and a clean finish, with peppery elements. Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Carignane. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

This red delivers currant, red plum and cherry flavors, along with plenty of licorice notes. The firm, lip-smacking finish features plenty of spicy currant elements. Drink now through 2013.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

A very aromatic wine with a whiff of berries and a supple, full roundness in the mouth; deep tannins and a graceful finish.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Essence of boysenberry and blueberry, with a good balance to the primary fruit and spice flavors. The crisp finish features zesty cherry notes. Drink now through 2014.



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