Country: France Region: Languedoc
Varietal: Syrah / Grenache / Mouvedre
Vintage: 2014 Colour: Red Style:Dry
Producer: Irene Tolleret
Irene Tolleret is making steady strides toward becoming one of the top addresses in the Pic Saint-Loup sector of this part of france. Dominant flavours of dark autumn berries, hints of herbs, fresh earth and...yes, even olives. With perfect balance and pleasing length. This wine received an impressive 92 Parker Points.
If Chateauneuf is a little heavy on the Christmas budget, this rich and complex younger sister will make a sumptuous substitute.
Ageing Potential: 5-9 Years
A delicious wine, rich, ripe and robust with excellent weight of ripe blackcurrant, blackberry, and bilberry fruits with pepper,spice and liquorice sensations. The structure is soft in the mouth followed by excellent fruit flavours with a hint of vanilla. The tannins are mellow due to maturation in oak barrels. A superb smooth silky wine made from low yielding grapes. While 'Les Eclats' is drinking beautifully now it would hold cellaring very well for at least 5 years more, always a sign of a classy wine.
Food Matches: Duck / Game / Goat Cheese / Beef/ turkey