- The Wine
I'd sworn not to buy "Bordeaux blend" cuvees anymore. But for this I make an exception and I dare anyone to disagree after trying it.
This wine again comes from old vines in the La Liaudisaz vineyard - it's the best exposition to mature Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
It's not as much a big wine as it is a vast wine - it's got breadth, depth and length. So much black fruit, and so much elegance. Like all of Marie-Thérèse's wines, there's layers of minerality and subtetly here that will give the most jaded wine person childlike wonder. It's vast - your mind, and your nose and tastebuds can travel in it. For days, it will seem so...
The wine is nice to drink now - give it time, decant it! - but would reward long cellaring if you can wait.
- Vintage Information
Product code 41CZ06 Bottle Size 0.75 Winemaker Marie-Therese Chappaz Featured Themes Popular, Rarities, Cult Wine, Flagship, Top of the Tops, Women Winemakers Style Red, Blend, Dry, Still Variety Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot Key Features Organic, Biodynamic, Oaked, Reserve, "Natural", "Slow Wine", Low Intervention, Old Vines, Vegan (certified), Vegetarian and Vegan Winemaking Spontaneous Yeast, Unfiltered, Unfined, Low Sulphur, Malolactic Country Switzerland Region(s) Valais Ripeness Normal Closure Natural Cork Aged In Barrel (new), Barrel (old) Vintage 2017 Vintages 2017 name: Grain Noir vintage: 2017 size: 0.75 product code: [41CZ0617] stock: 24 in London Warehouse
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