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Banyuls, L'Archiviste/Domaines et Terroirs du Sud 1964

Tasting Notes

Best was the final wine of the night, the 1964 Banyuls. Again, this is not dissimilar in style to either the 1965 or 1966. Still, here, one finds the most freshness and complexity on the palate with wonderful clove, Seville orange marmalade and Indian spices towards the finish. Excellent. Did I mention how these wines represent incredible value? I did? Well, no harm in repeating it.

Neal Martin, vinous.com, June 2024

Rich mahogany in colour with a dark red rime, the nose on this vintage is earthy and smoky, layering dried fruit with musky tones of library books and pipe tobacco. The palate has notes of liquorice and freshly roasted coffee together with more dried fruit. Smooth but not overly sweet in sugars, there are lightly caramelised notes but a real sense of salinity to this vintage. Lipsmacking with a hint of a more Madeira-like acidity to the finish, this very fine, serious Banyuls is beautifully balanced. Serve lightly chilled either as a digestif, with cheese or with puddings that are not overly sweet.

Thomas Parker MW, Farr Vintners, February 2024
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