Rave Review: eRobertParker.com on 2012 Chateau d’Angles Grand Vin Red – 92/100 Points!

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“Slightly more modern in style, the 2012 La Clape Grand Vin is sensational blend of 55% Mourvèdre, 25% Syrah, 15% Grenache and 5% Carignan. Completely destemmed, it saw a whopping 50 day maceration before having the Syrah and Mourvèdre moved to 225-Liter barrels (33% new) and the Grenache to vat, where it stayed for a year. At that point, it was all blended together, and moved to vat for another 12 months before being bottled with no fining or filtration. It exhibits lots of crème de cassis and black raspberry fruit to go with subtle oak (which fades with time in the glass), melted licorice and graphite. This gives way to a medium-bodied, pure, elegant red that has gorgeous purity of fruit, a great mid-palate and fine tannin that emerges on the finish. This is high quality juice that can be enjoyed now, or cellared for 4-5 years, possibly longer. This was a fine set of releases from proprietors Eric and Vianney Fabre. Looking first at their whites, these 2013s showed much better than the 2012s last year. As to the reds, I liked the 2011s from barrel last year, but they weren’t presented this go around. The 2012s showed beautifully and both were outstanding.”

— Jeb Dunnuck / eRobertParker.com

92/100 Points

 

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