Francia / Valle del Ródano
Full-bodied red made from grapes grown on old vines in rocky, limestone clay soils with "galet", typical of the appellation. 15º vol.
Grape Variety: 80% Grenache, 10% Cinsault & 10% Syrah.
Ageing: Fermentation in stainless steel with the de-stemmed berries macerated for about one month. Daily pumping over and racking of pomace. Final wine is blended and then aged for 18 months in large oak casks (600, 2,500 & 4000 liters).
Awards: Wine Advocate: 93 points.
Tasting Notes: Bright ruby. Aroma of red fruit with toasty notes and dry herbs. Rich & mouth filling with ripe tannins and black cherry flavour. Long finish. Needs some decanting. Best enjoyed: 2020 to 2035.
Presentation: Carboard boxes of 6 bottles.
Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): "The 2017 les Olivets is a terrific success. Peppery notes accent hints of roses and raspberries on the nose of this full-bodied, creamy-textured beauty. It slides easily across the palate, finishing long and plush yet with great depth at the same time. It should drink well for up to 15 years.
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