Agly Brothers Cotes du Roussillon Villages 750mL
2014 Agly Brothers Côtes du Roussillon Villages
$44 /bottle 750mL, $264 /six bottle carton
A blend of 60% Syrah and 40% Grenache, (no Carignan this time) grown in the hilly catchment of the Agly River around the little village of Latour de France. Behind the initial earthy minerality, which is typical of the regions schist and gneiss based soils, lies a beautiful, soft, balanced wine with floral notes, plummy red fruit, raspberry and coffee hints. Very elegant, full and mouth coating, with great acidity, fine tannins and length to the finish. Cork sealed.
(94-97 points Robert Parker Wine Advocate issue 218 Jeb Dunnuck – “the 2014 is shockingly good – it has incredible purity and elegance to go with lots of kirsch, black raspberry, violets, crushed rock and olive tapenade characteristics”)