Calmel & Joseph Terrasses du Larzac Les Crus

75 cl

This blend of Mourvedre, Syrah and Grenache offers rich aromas of blackberries and cassis. Well balanced wine with excellent structure and good tannin. Notes of liquorice, peppermint, garrigue, laurel cassis and spices. 

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Calmel & Joseph Terrasses du Larzac Les Crus

This blend of Mourvedre, Syrah and Grenache offers rich aromas of blackberries and cassis. Well balanced wine with excellent structure and good tannin. Notes of liquorice, peppermint, garrigue, laurel cassis and spices. 

Tasting Notes from Celtic Whiskey Shop and Wines on the Green
Nose Clean and straightforward on the nose, showing a beautiful identity. It is intense and concentrated with notes of red and black fruit - with a predominance of blackcurrants
Palate The texture on the palate is supple, concentrated and balanced: the tannins are fine. Notes of liquorice, menthol, garrigue, bay leaves, blackcurrants and spices. This vintage is less 'gamey' than the 2011. The wine shows marked minerality with superb fruit. A very delicate wine.
Colour Deep ruby colour
Fact Sheet
Fluid 75 cl
Grape Variety 50% Mourvedre, 25% Syrah, 25% Grenache
Alcohol % 13.5
Estate/Producer Calmel & Joseph
Country France
Region/AOC Languedoc
Vintage 2014
Making Techniques 12 months ageing in oak barrels (30% new, 40% second use, 30% third use). Malolactic fermentation occurs in barrel.
Closure Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Drink now, or age for up to a decade
Awards and/or Press Quotes
Decanter 87 Points. ‘An interesting blend of 50% Mourvedre, 25% Grenache and 25% Syrah that comes from the limestone and gravelly soils of the Terrasses du Larzac appellation. Aged 14 months in a combination of new, once used and twice used barrels, it has a spicy, peppery, menthol and black raspberry scented personality as well as medium-bodied richness, juice acidity and a clean, straightforward personality.’
Jancis Robinson 17.5/20. ‘Not pronounced, but distinctive nose: pomegranate and beetroot, orange peel, guava. Glossy intensity spreads across the palate filling all corners of the mouth with reverberating layers of flavour. Clenched with tension and intent, ambitious, beautifully balanced, tannins smouldering in the background, no single component dominating. Strong, spiced finish. Almost long, and then it just fades a tiny bit too quickly for so much delivery. Drink 2016-24’
International Wine Challenge Silver Medal

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