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CLASSIQUE LA CLAPE SYRAH/GRENACHE/MOURVÈDRE 2018 AC
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer CHÂTEAU D'ANGLÈS
Assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO. The 2017 (not presented) was released on March 7, 2020 at $17.95. As Eric Fabre says ‘40% Syrah is for fruit and spices delicately vinified and blended with 40% Grenache for roundness plus a dash of 20%
Mourvèdre giving structure and the refreshing minty touch from the terroir of La Clape appellation - a tasty, smooth and balanced wine to enjoy without complexes!’ OK this is his entry red and as tasty as it is for $18.95, lets not go crazy. It has a very deep intense purple colour and a spicy, ripe, Damson plum nose with some mineral notes. The dry, only medium bodied, tangy, fruit-driven, plummy-red cherry flavours have some herbal notes and a touch of red licorice and sandalwood on the lingering, well structured finish. Unoaked and ready-to-drink, it gets a solid 89-points which is a tad better than Jancis Robinson’s 17 out of 20! It has 14% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number L20/269 on the back label and L20216 on the lower part of the glass bottle.
CSPC 286484
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Joh Han
Country France
Region Midi
Rating **+(89 points)
Dry Fresh, Tangy, Well Textured
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre. Certified Haute Valeur Environnementale Level 3. Deep purple- and red-berried fruit on the nose. And irises. Violets. Black bramble fruit with an hibiscus-petal tang and lift, black tea leaves, roasted Mediterranean herbs. Chalky tannins, touch of campfire ember on the texture as well as the finish. Elegant grip and a refined savouriness. A kind of contained wildness, polished rusticity. Drink 2020-2025. Score - 17 (out of 20) (Tamlyn Currin, jancisrobinson.com, May 3, 2020) Price $ 18.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - February 20, 2021
Cases bought 349 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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