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Château du Carlot / Paul Blanc Costières de Nîmes rouge 2015

| red | juicy & concentrated |

Specifications

Grapes
90% syrah, 10% mourvèdre
Alcohol %
14.5%
Yield
42 hl/ha
Aging
barrel aged
Viticulture
lutte raisonnée (sustainable)
Drinkable till
± 2023
Fiche Technique
Video
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Product code
2040102
14.75
€ 13.75 as per 6 bottles
Tasting notes

This cuvée is Southern-Rhone syrah marked: meaty dark fruit, spices and significant tannin. In the nose blue/black berries, olives and tobacco. The taste is smooth and slightly sweet,  again dominated by dark fruit ((black)berries. In the middle species (black pepper, licorice, juniper). The tannins are round; the aftertaste holds well. The wine is pleasantly balanced, is quite drinkable and will develop for the next 6-12 months towards more complete. Likewise the white version a wine that offers great value for money. [November 2018]

Wine producer
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Quote & Reviews

John Livingston /drinkrhone.com: “The nose links mulberry red berries with an air of raspberry liqueur, is a stately affair, has a roast beef aspect, carbon-tar also, which implies oaking. The palate has a plum-fruited centre with a spicy trail, leading into slightly dry tannins, the dry weather of the vintage in them. The late juice is dark, fluid, so the best move is to leave this until mid-2018, expecting the tannins to infuse further. It still has one foot in the cellar rather than the vineyard. The aftertaste has a lip smack, grainy aspect. [September 2017]

Ratings

John L. Livingston
***(*)