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TENET 2013 94pte in international WINE REPORT


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TENET WINES ‘Tenet’ 2013


The 2013 ‘Tenet’ is an immense wine from Rhône Valley winemakers Michel Gassier and Philippe Cambie along with Bob Bertheau of Chateau Ste. Michelle. This is a blend of 40% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 25% Mourvèdre which is sourced from some of the oldest vines in Columbia Valley. As this opens in the glass it releases striking aromas of ripe black raspberries and blueberry followed by fresh violets, pepper earth tones, black olive and some hints of bittersweet chocolate. This envelopes the palate with deep, rich layers of dark fruits, but there is just enough acidity to provide the lift needed. It continues to impress with its gorgeous velvety texture and polished tannins that make a wonderful transition into the long, mouth coating finish. Overall, this is a hedonistic wine with tremendous power and intensity that is drinking well upon release, but should also age gracefully for years to come. (Best 2017-2029) – July, 2015 (JD)