Chåteau D'anglés Grand Vin 2008, Ac Languedoc La Clape

Red Blend Red Blend
Languedoc-Roussillon, France

$20.95 (286492)

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November 23, 2013

Critic Reviews (5)

Michael Godel
Michael Godel

A blend of 55 per cent Mourvèdre, 35 Syrah and 10 Grenache Noir. First order of business is to deal with the native...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a blend of syrah, mourvedre and grenache that shows classic, lifted peppery, gently smoky and mineral with...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A blend of mourvdre and syrah (40% each) and grenache that seems largely dominated by the syrah with its smoky,...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Dark-opaque ruby-red currant in colour with a touch of garnet, the 2008 Grand Vin displays characterful notes of...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Smoky, rich, full-flavoured and accessible. Very appealing notes of cherry, cocoa, cola, and lovely raspberry, wild...

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Community Reviews (4)

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

As JS notes, this wine really picks up on the character of the syrah, exhibiting notes of black pepper, dried meat, black pepper and dark berry fruit. Adding some complexity are notes of local herbs and smoke. As with the '07, this wine really punches a level or two above most other wines in the region and, while more expensive than the norm in the south, this is a bargain given the quality. A wine true to its southern France roots. Lovely stuff here. Tasted July 2014.

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Philip Coville
Philip Coville

Very nice GSM blend dominated by the syrah. Good value.

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

A whirlwind GSM -- good, then not good, then all over the place. It opens with a gorgeous blast of cassis, like a New World Cab, but then the Syrah takes over with black pepper and roasted meat atop cherry, raspberry, cola, and bitter herbs. Then the barnyard funk shows up, off-putting Mourvèdre notes that overwhelm. And you think, maybe it's done, gone for good. Until, with time, lots of time, the soft, warm Grenache helps to even things out with pillowy purple fruit. It eventually settles in as very good, with admirable complexity, good depth and length, and unresolved internal turmoil.

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Richard Hilton
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