LE CHAT NOIR GRENACHE MOURVEDRE SYRAH 2017

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Campbell Mattinson
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$19.99 Per item
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This is a harmonious traditional blend showing beautiful lifted aromas of dark berry fruit with subtle spices and dark chocolate that flows seamlessly to a rich, mouth-filling palate. This is a proud reflection of this rugged region, delivering plush fruit flavours with firm but well integrated tannins balanced by fresh acidity and will make a great partner to many cuisines. This wine will reward in time with careful cellaring but is also wonderfully balanced and looking terrific now. A classic South of France blend of Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah all sourced from gnarly old dry grown vines of the Minervois region. A place filled with warm, dry ancient plains with sandy, dry and eroding sandstone soils with stony terraces that are perfect for producing smaller, thicker skinned and intensely flavoured berries. This is a painstakingly thorough selection of the very best blocks to deliver what we’d consider to be the best wine of 2017 and possibly the best-ever for Le Chat Noir. Hand-picked in the cool of the morning and delivered to small open top fermenters with 20% whole bunch inclusion. Twice daily plunging ensuring immense colour and firm tannin extraction. Nine months in used fine French oak barriques have added great structure to the wine supporting bright fruit, rip(more...)
This is a harmonious traditional blend showing beautiful lifted aromas of dark berry fruit with subtle spices and dark chocolate that flows seamlessly to a rich, mouth-filling palate. This is a proud reflection of this rugged region, delivering plush fruit flavours with firm but well integrated tannins balanced by fresh acidity and will make a great partner to many cuisines. This wine will reward in time with careful cellaring but is also wonderfully balanced and looking terrific now. A classic South of France blend of Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah all sourced from gnarly old dry grown vines of the Minervois region. A place filled with warm, dry ancient plains with sandy, dry and eroding sandstone soils with stony terraces that are perfect for producing smaller, thicker skinned and intensely flavoured berries. This is a painstakingly thorough selection of the very best blocks to deliver what we’d consider to be the best wine of 2017 and possibly the best-ever for Le Chat Noir. Hand-picked in the cool of the morning and delivered to small open top fermenters with 20% whole bunch inclusion. Twice daily plunging ensuring immense colour and firm tannin extraction. Nine months in used fine French oak barriques have added great structure to the wine supporting bright fruit, rip(more...)

Scores & Reviews

91 / 100

Campbell Mattinson

I’ve long been a fan of the Le Chat Noir range, I just think it gets a lot of things right. But in pure wine quality terms, this is the best wine I’ve seen under the label in a while. Here’s where $20 goes a long way. This is a pretty exciting release. It’s nutty, spicy, fruity, earthen and all-round characterful. It boasts a spread of fine-grained tannin, has quite excellent length, and does everything it can to reach beyond its station. This kind of character at this kind of price doesn’t pass the desk all that often.