Château Jouclary Cuvée Guilhaume de Jouclary, CabardèsRegular price €25.00
Magnificent prestige bottle from an estate whose richly satisfying wines have always been favourites of ours. You will find plenty to contemplate in this sublime blend of Mediterranean and Atlantic grape varieties.
Selected in the 2014 Top 100 competition for wines from the Languedoc Roussillon Sud de France
Chateau Jouclary’s top wine, aged in new oak barrels, is decadently rich and sumptuous, with a dense palate of baked black fruit, earthy minerals, soft, ripe tannins and a dry finish, redolent of prunes and chocolate.
If this wine came from Bordeaux or the Rhône it would be at least €10 more expensive.
Enjoy with game pie, rib-eye steak and other fine meats.
Cabardès is a new-ish and fairly small red-and-rosé appellation, established in 1999, 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.
Note: The Jouclary history goes back as far as 1530, when Guilhaume de Jouclary was the Consul of Carcassonne.
|Wine colour||Red wine|
|Grape variety||60% Merlot, 20% Syrah, 20% Grenache|