Wine Review of 2016 Domaine Monplezy Canon Huppé Cotes de Tongue IGP, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
A wine meant to be approachable, fruity, and easy.
The nose is vibrantly fruity and generous, with dominant aromas of orange peel and cooked apple, complemented by a wealth of sweet spices. Also add hints of cooked berries like raspberry and strawberry.
The smell suggests one of an apple, orange, and red berries crumble spread with a 5 sweet spices mix, and perhaps white pepper too as odd as it might sound. The whole smells pleasant and upfront fruity, just with a tomato leaf character that seems a little out of place but doesn’t bother to much at that point.
The palate is smooth and easy to enjoy, medium body and a medium acidity. What shines through is the cooked fruit flavors, in line with the nose. A warming and generous finish of layers of sweet spices and warm citrus fruit marmalade.
An approachable and easy-to-enjoy fruity red wine, in a dry and slightly savory vinous style despite the ripe fruitiness. Spicy, fruity, relatively light-bodied for Languedoc, it still delivers plenty of flavor sensations of the pleasing type.