Château Jouclary, 'Les Amandiers', AOC CabardèsRegular price €19.00 Sale price €17.00 Save €2.00
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 relatively 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
|Supplier's website||Château Jouclary|
|Wine colour||Red wine|
|Grape variety||60% Merlot, 20% Syrah, 20% Grenache|