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GRANDE RÉSERVE CORBIÈRES 2018 AP
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer CHÂTEAU CAMPLONG
Unable to get a bottle for assessment from the agent. A REPEAT of the 2018 (**/**+) was released on January 25, 2020 at $13.95. Here is my previous note: Extremely deep intense purple colour. Intense, complex, ripe, plummy nose with some cedary, herb-tinged, baked cherry notes. Dry, medium to medium-full bodied, fairly dense, intense, slightly spicy, gently complex, plummy-cherry flavours with a lingering, violet-tinged, fairly high acid finish. This tasty blend of 36% Syrah, 33% Grenache, 26% Carignan and 5% Mourvedre has 14.5% alcohol and 5 g/L residual sugar with lot number L19261 on the lower part of the glass bottle. I was initially tempted to give this 89-90 points, but when I returned to taste it again a few hours later at the end of the lab tasting session, I found that its freshness had faded and it even seemed a tad oxidized suggesting that it is really at it’s peak of drinkability. As long as it holds up, this is a great buy, but drink soon. Tasted once. CSPC 12990
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Rog Com
Country France
Region Languedoc
Rating **/**+(88 points)
Solid, Ripe, Complex
LCBO Text Status
TASTING NOTE: Big, plush plum and sweet bramble flavours contrast with a rustic savoury note; rounded and ripe with a fresh finish. Drinking window: 2021-2025. Score - 91 (decanter.com, March 17, 2020) Price $ 14.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - May 1, 2021
Cases bought 498 (12 bottles per case)

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

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