La Clape 2014 – 16.5/20: 65% Syrah, 30% Mourvèdre, 5% Grenache. Aged 12 months, 50% in French oak barriques and 50% in stainless steel barrels. Intense dark fruit shot through with nutmeg and clove and pepper. So handsome and grizzled that it almost has a five o'clock shadow! Power coupled with restraint, but there is a [...]
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Pic Saint Loup 2013 – 17/20: Cinnamon. Cumin. Blackcurrant. Refreshing, lithe, cool - almost minty but much more subtle than that. A tightly woven, fine-stitched, beautifully tailored elegance that glances at savoury-sharp red-berried fruit but is fundamentally so integrated that it becomes almost a pointless exercise to try and peel apart the flavours. It works [...]
For our first participation, La Clape 2012 obtained 89 pts (web only) and Languedoc red 2013 obtained 88 pts : La Clape 2012 : A savory, supple red, with notes of beef and sandalwood to the dried raspberry, olive and cherry tart flavors. The spicy finish is clean and fresh. Mourvèdre, Syrah and Grenache. Drink [...]
Rating of 90 points for Languedoc red 2013: This interlaces its soft, purple fruit with violet notes and juniper spice, a quiet acidity sneaking in to make it finish lighter than seems possible given the depth of the fruit. It’s lush, ready for a thick slice of prime rib.
Edition of March 2015 Our Languedoc red 2012 obtained a 15.5/20 : An elegant wine, resulting from a careful work. Soft and pleasant tannins, with hints of spices. A wine full of generosity, with no predominant alcohol.