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Grand Languedoc wine, Languedoc Montpeyroux appellation d'origine contrôlée, "les initiales de DIVEM" 2014, made with Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. This wine has a complex pallet of red fruits that are perfectly complimented by hints of kirsch and liquorice. In the mouth, the wine is powerful yet very smooth, and perfectly balanced.
Great Rhône Valley wine, Grignan-les-Adhémar, appellation d’origine contrôlée, made from Syrah. Great complexity with this Syrah! Hints of almond, coffee, violets and vanilla swirl around deeper aromas of blackberries, cherry jam and liquorice. Full bodied and long on the aftertaste buds!
Great Rhône Valley wine, Rasteau Côtes du Rhône Villages, appellation d’origine contrôlée, made from Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. The nose is almost overpowered by aromas of over-ripe, jammy black fruits, polished off with hints of liquorice, dark chocolate and cinnamon. With almost 16% alcohol, this rasteau is perfectly balanced, with a chocolaty...
Great Rhône Valley wine, red Crozes-Hermitage appellation d’origine contrôlée, made from Syrah.Deep leather, liquorice, prunes and raspberry jam aromas are harmonised with a structure followed by delicious suppleness and ends on light mineral and pepper flavours.
Great Bordeaux wine, Canon-Fronsac, appellation d'origine contrôlée, "Château La Fleur Cailleau" by Paul Barre, made with Merlot, Cabernet franc and Malbec. Aromas of truffle, the forest and sweet spices dominate this wine. They are joined by hints of ripe black fruits and toasted smells. This wine is powerful, well-structured and balanced.
Great Bordeaux wine, St Emilion Grand Cru, appellation d'origine contrôlée, "Château d’Arcole", made with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. A deep seductive purple characterised by the glorious aroma of blackcurrant jam, embraced by subtle hints of grilled brioche and sweet spices. Full bodied with silky tannins, rounded off by a delicious persistent...
Great Loire Valley wine, Chinon Rouge, appellation d'origine contrôlée, "Cuvée Danae", made from Cabernet Franc. Dominated by elegant aromas of blackcurrants, as well as other black fruits, which are infused with hints of minerality. The tannins are round and subtle, and the wine expresses an huge generosity of fruit. Wonderfully balanced.