Tasting Note                         

86    2005 Sainte-Eugénie  Corbières     3/20/09 ($9)

 40% Carignan, plus Grenache & Syrah   13.5% alc
Color: Medium red and black cherry. (2.5) Bouquet: Red cherry fruit with subtle chalky clay and graphite. (2.5) Body: Middleweight with very good fruit, acidity and terroir. (2.5) Flavor: Parallels bouquet, but fruit is more lively. (3.0) Finish: Parallels bouquet. Is aromatic, but short. (2.5)
Overall: Tasty and food-friendly with good character for the price, but could use more fruit and structure. Drink now with lighter fair. (13)