La Cave de L'Abbe Rous Banyuls Grand Cru Christian Reynal 1998

75 cl

100% Grenache aged in oak for at least 6 years. Rich, sweet and complex, very much like a tawny port in style

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La Cave de L'Abbe Rous Banyuls Grand Cru Christian Reynal 1998

100% Grenache aged in oak for at least 6 years. Rich, sweet and complex, very much like a tawny port in style

Tasting Notes from Celtic Whiskey Shop and Wines on the Green
Nose Gingerbread on the opening., it evolves toward coffee perfume, créme brulée and old spirit flavours. A touch of undergrowth and humus.
Palate Rich and full bodied, the aromas present in the bouquet follow through to the palate. The elegant final reveals hints of toacco leaf aromas
Colour Light mahogany hue with tints of burnt earth on the edge
Fact Sheet
Fluid 75 cl
Grape Variety 100% Grenache
Alcohol % 18.5% ABV
Style Sweet/Dessert Wine
Estate/Producer La Cave de l'Abbe Rous
Country France
Region/AOC Languedoc
Vintage 1998
Making Techniques This cuvée is made only with the best vintages. The grapes are selected from the best plots, which produce 20hl/ha in schisteous soil and warm climate of Southern France. The fermentation is stopped by adding alcohol, and follows a long maceration of 20 days, the wines are racked in small oak barrels for 8 years, without regular top-up. This oxydation process during the ageing creates the specific aromas of traditional Banyuls. The wine is then bottled and aged for few more years in the cool cellars of Cave de l'Abbé Rous.
Closure Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Ready to drink when released, it could however be kept for years as a vintage Port.
Awards and/or Press Quotes
International Wine Challenge 2011 Gold Medal & Best in Class

Tags: Rhone, Grenache, Banyuls Grand Cru Christian Reyn