2011 Domaine Jean Tardy & Fils Fixin 'La Place'
2011 proved to be a tricky and challenging vintage for growers, yet the wines mostly turned out well. The reds are aromatic and fresh, with considerable purity of fruit. The best wines have balance rather than power, and should be enjoyed in the medium term. This wine has beautiful purity with a hint of sauvage and smoke on the nose leading to mulberry and sweet spice on the palate. The tannins are fine and well integrated. The finish is long and elegant.