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DOMAINE DE DURBAN Beaumes-de-Venise Rouge 2016

(Beaumes-de-Venise, Southern Rhône, FR) $19

To anyone who knows their southern French wines, Beaumes-de-Venise is usually an explosion of apricots in the form of a fortified sweet muscat-based wine. This wine is its secret cousin—a juicy, dry red made from grenache, syrah and mourvèdre grapes born of vines nearly 50 years old. I think of it as a delicious, sexy, every night Côtes-du-Rhône, only better and at a fraction of the price. Just waiting for some lamb chops or sausages thrown on a grill. (14.5% abv)

89 points KM

Available at Kermit Lynch

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