Cuvée Nicole 2014 - Domaine d'Aigues Belles

Cuvée Nicole is a similar concept to Cuvée Lombarde: Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are blended with the Syrah grape, which brings a lovely spicy character. Like all red wines of the Domaine, it spends time in oak barrels to pick up tannins and enhance the structure. Aromas of black fruit end up on a toasted finish, which lasts on the palate. A beautiful red, and again, at a great price.

6 Bottles available

£ 14.50 tax incl.

 

Cuvée Nicole is a similar concept to Cuvée Lombarde: Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are blended with the Syrah grape, which brings a lovely spicy character. Like all red wines of the Domaine, it spends time in oak barrels to pick up tannins and enhance the structure. Aromas of black fruit end up on a toasted finish, which lasts on the palate. A beautiful red, and again, at a great price.

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Producer
Vintage
Appellation
Region
Type
Grapes
Domaine d'Aigues Belles
2014
IGP Pays d'Oc
Languedoc
Dry red wine
45% Syrah
30% Cabernet Sauvignon
25% Merlot
 
Drink
Open
Serve
Food
from now to 2023
2 hours before
16-18°C
Rack of lamb, tajine
 
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Soil
Vineyard
Vines
Yield
Harvest
Alcohol
Ageing
Clay and limestone
Organic
25 years old
35 hl/ha
Manual
14%
12 months in French oak barrels
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15.5/20 "The terroir of Cuvée Nicole is in the Coteaux du Languedoc appellation, but it shown as an IGP d'Oc to be able to add some cabernet and merlot to the dominating Syrah. A structured wine, deep and fresh." (previous vintage)

   

16.5/20 "Very nice cuvée, full of energy. A lot of structure between the three grapes, more than on the 2010 vintage. Flavours of humus and cedar complete the taste on the palate!" (previous vintage)

 

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