I think everyone has its own favourite wine, that bring up great feelings and memories.
Often it is not an expensive wine, nor a perfect one, but it has a huge emotional value. And this is what matters.
The Hurricane 2012 is my unforgettable wine. There is a story about the Hurricane behind the label and when I think ‘Hurricane’, I think about people that are very important to me. The wine itself was the first one that I fully enjoyed and understood during my wine-career; the first wine I could fully feel, taste and enjoy.
The Hurricane 2012 is an amazing wine with a deep ruby colour and complex aroma. At the beginning in the bouquet you will find lots of red and black fruits (blackberry, red currant, black currant, blueberry, plum, raspberry) but after a while the aroma changes into more oaky notes with hint of spices, a beautiful mocha and dark chocolate (the wine hasn’t been aged in barrels!).
In the mouth the wine is full bodied, concentrated, rich and well-balanced. On the palate The Hurricane 2012 is perfectly balanced with harmonious complexity, fruit flavours (blackberry and plum), smooth ripe tannins and long spicy finish.
Although there is 14,5% vol noticed on the label, the wine is powerful but not hot or overwhelmed with alcohol and that makes it a great wine to drink both with rich food or on its own.
The Hurricane 2012 – wine details:
Wine – The Hurricane
Country – France
Region – Roussillon, Maury
Appellation – Cotes du Roussillon Villages AOC
Vintage – 2012
Grape varieties – Grenache 100%
Producer – Mark Hoddy, Jean-Charles Duran
Winemaker – Mark Hoddy
Vineyards – old vines Grenache, Maury
Soils – schist noir
Style and type – still, red, dry, full-body, rich
Alcohol – 14,5%
Barrel ageing – no
Serving temperature – 16-18°C
Cellaring – yes, up to 3-4 years after bottling
Price range – 10-15 Eur
Tasting date – 2013