Cuvée Centenaire 2016
One of the best wines ever produced by the estate. At the same level as the legendary 1998 & 2010 !
To celebrate the 100 years of planting the most beautiful plot in the Domaine, located in the eponymous sector of Farguerol, Lucien and André decided in 1989 to create a special cuvée issued specifically from this plot which became the Cuvée Centenaire.
The soil and subsoil don’t have much limestone but there is a lot of clay on both the surface and deep down in the ground. This blue and compact clay gives the wine its mineral property (graphite). Its exposure gives the vines perfect sunshine and the often-blowing violent Mistral contributes to the concentration of sugar and aromas which are used to make this cuvée.
The Cuvée Centenaire is only produced during exceptional vintages, when it can fully express the quintessence of the Grenache.
A rich and expressive nose: blackcurrants, blackberries …
Powerful and roundness in the mouth: an impressively long finish in the mouth, the tannins are perfectly mellow. There are dominant aromas of undergrowth and leather.
Complex aromas up until then uniquely reserved to wine having aged for a long period of time, are already present.
Red meat, game or to enjoy quite simply alone for the sheer pleasure of drinking a great wine.
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When to drinkThis great wine becomes more complex with age. Even if it’s hard to wait, a good 10 years is necessary for its full potential to be revealed.
BlendingGrenache (85%), Mourvèdre (15%).
Average age of the vines125 years.
Yield15 hl / h.
Type of harvestExclusively manual.
Centenaire 2016 - 97+ by Niels Lillelund !
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Centenaire 2016 - 100 pts au Wine Advocate !
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