Château Jouclary ‘Les Amandiers’, AOC CabardèsRegular price €19.00
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.Mary Dowey, THE IRISH TIMES
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.
|Wine colour||Red wine|
|Grape variety||60% Merlot, 20% Syrah, 20% Grenache|