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Château Jouclary Les Amandiers' Cabardès AOC

Château Jouclary Les Amandiers, Cabardès

Quick Overview

This wine oozes that complexity, with a mineral tang and a sort of untamed, animal quality peeping out beneath a suave and sumptuous exterior... at this price it’s a steal.

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Online price €18.00

Further Details

An extravagant bouquet of sweet spices and pepper, followed by a full-throttle, firm-tannined wash of ripe blackberry, menthol and minerals. A very serious wine! So treat like a Bordeaux, and aerate well, before enjoying alongside roast beef, mature cheeses or chargrilled vegetables.

Cabardès is a new-ish (estd. 1999) and fairly small red-and-rosé appellation in the hills north of Carcassonne. Its catchment area is on the climatic border between balmy Languedoc-Roussillon and the more inclement South-West, in the foothills of the Montagne Noir. This double identity is manifested in the grape varieties which make up the appellation's wines: Grenache and Syrah from the SE; Cabernets Franc and Sauvignon, and Merlot, from the SW/Bordeaux. The result is some genuinely unique wines, the majority of which are red.

At this price it's a steal!
Mary Dowey, The Irish Times Note: The Jouclary history goes back as far as 1530, when Guilhaume de Jouclary was the Consul of Carcassonne.

Additional Information

Supplier's website No
Vintage 2016
certified organic No
Grape variety 60% Merlot, 20% Syrah, 20% Grenache
Alcohol % 14.00%
Technical sheet No

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