Château Agnel Cuvée Philippe Minervois 2009, Ac

Red Blend Red Blend
Languedoc-Roussillon, France

$12.75 (309195)

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88 pts
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March 30, 2013

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A delicious, spiced cherry, zesty, firm red, reminiscent of Italian/Piedmontese dolcetto with its firm, chunky...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This wine is exactly why you should look to Languedoc - and the large Minervois region in particular for value. It's...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Opaque black-ruby in colour, the 2009 Cuvée Philippe displays appealing notes of blackberries, dried cherries, plums,...

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Community Reviews (4)

Michael Harvey
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It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

At first sip, there was absolutely no doubt about the origin of this wine. Loaded with dark berry fruit, local herbs, black olives. pepper etc. Quite complex and very approachable. A wonderful authentic expression of the region. A little more length would have pushed this over 90pts, but for $15.95, who's complaining? Super value. drink now or over the next couple of years. Tasted April 2013.

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2009 Château Agnel Cuvée Philippe Minervois, composed of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and Carignan of undisclosed proportions and aged in French Oak barrels, has intense aromas of blackberry and wood with subtle dark chocolate, raspberry and yeasty notes. It is a medium bodied, extra-dry, fruity to integrated wine; with good, refreshing acidity, dusty/grippy tannins (decant for 1-2 hours) and a medium to long finish. Enjoy by itself or with food; drinks well now, but would benefit from further aging – drink 2015-2020. My impression: NICE, 89 pts – recommended for its quality and value – especially that it is now on Bin-end Clearance. Tasted Feb/14.

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