Château D'anglès La Clape Classique Syrah/Grenache/Mourvèdre 2010, Ac Languedoc

Syrah Syrah
Languedoc-Roussillon, France

$16.95 (286484)

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June 21, 2014

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is an excellent buy in a complex, maturing quite rich mid-weight southern French red. Expect lifted aromas of...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A tidy value here in a succulent, fullish, fruity and well-structured La Clape - this has personality and depth in...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A classic Mediterranean blend with modern appeal. This GSM features notes of cassis jelly, wild herbs and a little...

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Community Reviews (4)

Marc Gaunt
Marc Gaunt
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Philip Coville
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It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

Vintages has jacked up the price by $2. Why? Because they can. The wine itself is recognizably south France, with of dark fruit, backed by hints of local herbs and black pepper. A bit less complex and shorter finishing than past vintages to my taste, but a good wine nevertheless. Tasted August 2014.

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

Lacks a bit of punch at first but then opens up with deep, rich olive, cassis, plum, and other purple/dark fruit aromas along with a rustic earthiness on the palette; a bit rough and wild, which is fine, but it's the herbal bitterness that emerges later that while adding to the overall complexity isn't entirely successful; somewhat more nuanced and balanced on the second day; perhaps not terribly refined, but yet more evidence of the astonishing value to be found in France's Midi.

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