Maison Tardieu Laurent - Côtes du Rhône - Cuvée Spéciale

Wonderful expression of old Grenache when gorgeously matured. On notes of grena-dine and sweet spices... I love it !

Presentation

The vintage
A Vintage shaped for Grenache, in the first place. Intense, engaging, deep colors… Bright fruit, striking structures, with a singular quality of the tannin... And the more unreal, as this is the most unlikely feature in this table, the pH… pH which is astonishingly low...
All in all, 2016 solves the problem of squaring the circle in the world of wine ! Wines which are “easy”, absolutely delicious to drink young, fresh, yet with a structure, a fleshiness, a balance, which promise them an unprecedented destiny…
Terroir
On the Borders of the AOC Châteauneuf, side of Courthézon
Maturation
12 months in 2 years and 3 years old barrels. Allier and Tronçais.
Winemaking
100% non destemmed.
Varietals
Grenache : 95%
Others : 5%
Technical specifications
Age of vines: 70 years old. ans
Alcohol level (% vol.): 14,5% % vol.
Mise en bouteille: Without fining and filtration.

Tasting advices

Serving tips
14°C
Tasting notes
Wonderful expression of old Grenache when gorgeously matured. On notes of grena-dine and sweet spices... I love it !

Reviews and Awards

16,5/20
"Lively, deep purplish crimson. Very different on the nose from the two other Côtes du Rhône from this stable – much gamier, almost bloody – less fresh and crisp. Really sun-baked with the tannins very well hidden by all that ripe fruit. I think the Guy Louis is more my style but this whole-bunch wine certainly doesn’t lack personality. And the stems were obviously fully ripe! Lightly tarry but lacks a tiny bit of refreshment."
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15/20