A superb offering that is Mourvedre led but despite that is soft subtle and smooth.
Made by Eric Fabre who was technical director at Chateau Lafite Rothschild, it is a superb wine and brilliant value!
We came to La Clape for the Mourvèdre: I enjoy its warm spices flavours as well as its dense and thin tannic structure. Grown in the cooler La Clape appellation, delicately vinified and thoroughly nursed, the Grand Vin reveals the elegance of the South.
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate says 91 POINTS 'The inky colored 2013 Languedoc-La Clape Grand Vin offers tons of potential, yet is reserved and closed in at the moment and needs a year or two in bottle. Made from 55% Mourvèdre, 30% Syrah, 10% Grenache and the balance Carignan, it has terrific notes of cassis and black raspberries intermixed with licorice, sweet oak and subtle minerality. Completely destemmed and aged in one-year-old barrels, this beauty is nicely concentrated, elegant and has medium-bodied weight and fine tannin, all of which should allow it to drink nicely for a decade.r' (written 2016 so plenty of time!)
Lovely Merlot (80%) dominated wine with 20% Cabernet to round it out and provide the...
THE Benchmark New World Sauvignon Blanc! It's expensive but for that special occasion it's worth...
Perennial favourite! A top quality entry-level wine that won a Gold Star at The Irish...