It is quite simple; Your Sommelier fell in love with this cuvée which is an amazing value for money. It has been created after replanting vines on selected parcels to improve the quality of the signature red of the domain. A subtle blend of different grapes (Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Grenache) ensures expressive notes of black and red fruit such as cherry and black berries, with notes of cocoa, black pepper and light spices. Tannins are well integrated, which gives the wine a nice and delicate structure and a deliciously complex finish...
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It is quite simple; Your Sommelier fell in love with this cuvée which is an amazing value for money. It has been created after replanting vines on selected parcels to improve the quality of the signature red of the domain. A subtle blend of different grapes (Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Grenache) ensures expressive notes of black and red fruit such as cherry and black berries, with notes of cocoa, black pepper and light spices. Tannins are well integrated, which gives the wine a nice and delicate structure and a deliciously complex finish, which lasts forever. A very elegant and feminine bottle.
|Wine Characteristics||When & how to drink?|
Château de l’Engarran
Dry Red Wine
78% Cabernet Franc
from now to 2020
1 hour before
Aperitif, Tapas, Barbecue
Pebbles on a red soil
30 years old
12 months in stainless steel vats (82%) and oak barrels (18%)
|What experts say|
*** Outstanding Wine "The label is inspired by a statue representing a lioness crunching a bunch of grapes. This wine makes us roar with pleasure, it is complex and intense, a veritable melting-pot joining marinated pepper and garrigue scent. On the palate, a touch of vanilla, a hint of pepper and liquorice, warm notes of mocha. The wine evolves with suppleness, smoothness and melted tannins. Good taste, elegance and originality."
Gold Medal at Concours Général Agricole de Paris
Bronze Medal at Decanter World Wine Awards "Sweet, vanilla, smoky and blackberry aromas with a herbal note. Silky-sweet oak and expressive fruit on the palate."
87/100 "Beautiful garnet colour. Rich nose, reminiscent of wild herbs, thyme, bay leaf, pepper on a background of stone fruit. On the palate, far from warm peaks, the wine expresses itself with freshness, balance and suppleness. Undeniable know-how." (previous vintage)
Silver Medal at Concours des Vignerons Indépendants
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