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Cuvée Classique 2012 Domaine d'Aigues Belles

Cuvée Classique 2012 AOC Languedoc - Domaine d'Aigues Belles

This is probably our favourite red this week! Cuvée Classique is the most typical Languedoc wine from the Domaine, although it is surprisingly smooth, remaining medium-bodied. Given the exclusive use of local grapes and the ideal terroir, it benefits from the Languedoc appellation. It shows beautiful aromas of ripe black fruit, forest and spices, with a long finish. Tannins are supple, elegant and spicy. Very well made with nice flavours and structure: We love this wine, perfectly ready to drink right now after 5 years in the bottle!

16.5/20 Bettane+Desseauve

£ 16.00 tax incl.

-£ 1.00

£ 17.00 tax incl.

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Producer
Vintage
Appellation
Region
Type
Grapes
Domaine d'Aigues Belles
2012
AOC Languedoc
Languedoc
Dry red wine
37% Syrah
37% Mourvèdre
26% Grenache
 
Drink
Open
Serve
Food
from now to 2022
2 hours before, ideally decanted
16-18°C
Lamb, beef on the bone
  Body Body Scale Red Wine Barrel.png Technical stuff Cuvée Classique Domaine d'Aigues Belles
  Oak Oak Scale Red Wine  
Soil
Farming
Vines
Yield
Harvest
Alcohol
Ageing
Clay and limestone
Organic
27 years old
35 hl/ha
Manual
14%
12 months in French oak barrels
  Complexity Complexity Scale Red Wine
Expert.png What experts say
Bettane + Desseauve

16.5/20 "Cuvée made of the usual Languedoc tryptic Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. It is a fresh wine, very balanced with yummy flavours of black fruit and spices. We love drinking it." (previous vintage)

Gault & Millau

15/20 "It is a complete wine with elegant flavours, subtle tannins, a perfect combination between fruit, earth and olives. The great harmony." (Previous vintage)

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