No age statement
Closure: Synthetic stopper
Product of: France
Rare Assemblage is the premium version of Byrrh (pronounced 'Beerr'), a brand of wine-based aperitif from Thuir in the south of France. It is based mainly on Catalan Granache Noir, Carignan and Macabeu grapes from the hillsides of Roussillon. Read more
Sampled on 23/12/2013
(bot No. 59089) Clear, deep burgundy red.
Stewed berry fruit, red wine with tobacco leaf, red bell pepper, paprika spice and freshly cut cedar wood.
Beautifully balanced and complex with rich fruit and honey sweetness countered by oak and fruit tannins, dry spicy and earthy rootyness. Peppery spice, hints of liquorice and bitter chocolate.
Flavours of coffee and toast emerge in the long fruity finish with light peppery herbal spiced oak and drying tannins.