750ml |15% ABVGrape Variety: 100% Mourvedre
94 Points Robert Parker
There are two slightly eccentric wines from this estate that merit serious attention. Almost 100% Mourvèdre from a parcel close to Vinsobres, the sensational 2015 Vin de France Arcane XV Le Diable had a three-week maceration (Xavier prefers to get as much extraction as possible before alcoholic fermentation), and was aged mostly in small oak tanks and concrete. Blueberries, blackberries, peppery herbs and spice all flow from this layered, full-bodied beauty that has awesome purity, integrated acidity and plenty of structure. Give bottles 2-3 years and drink over the following 10-15 years.
|Pair this with a wide variety of rich red meat dishes, stews, T-bone steaks or slow roasted shoulder of lamb.|
Saint Julien, Bordeaux, France 750ml |13.7% ABV Grape Varietals: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc Winemaker Notes Chateau Leoville Las Cases is one of the largest and oldest classified growths in the Medoc region of France. The fruit is...
Saint Julien, Bordeaux, France 750ml |13% ABV Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot Critical Acclaim James Suckling 96 Points Wonderful rose and currant aromas with hints of mint. It’s full-bodied yet very finely textured, with good fruit concentration and length. Continuing to...
Saint Estephe, Bordeaux, France 750ml |13.5% ABV Grape Varietals: 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 20% Petit Verdot Critical Acclaim 90 points James Suckling This starts off a little bretty with barnyard undertones, but it blows off to flowers and rich fruit. Round and...