The 1966 Rivesaltes bottled in 2015 is much deeper in colour than the 2021 bottling. It has a more oxidized nose, treacle and syrup, fig and touches of barley sugar. The palate is rounded and viscous on the entry, spicy with stem ginger and lemongrass, displaying very good weight on the finish. Excellent...though I have a preference for the more recent bottling.
The 1966 Rivesaltes Riveyrac Rancion "Cuvée Fernand Baixas" from the co-operative Riveyrac has a lucid mahogany color. The nose is quite intense with dark cherry, marmalade, a touch of cola and shoe polish. The palate is well balanced with cola, rosewater, red plum and ginger on the entry, delicate at first and then building in the mouth to a harmonious and refined finish, with just sufficient dryness to beg another sip.
70% grenache noir, 10% grenache blanc, 10% grenache gris , 10% maccabeu