2006 Thunevin-Calvet "Cuvée Constance" Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes

SKU #1075003

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A blend of Grenache with 30% Syrah and 10% Carignan, Thunevin and Calvet’s old vines 2006 Cuvee Constance serves as their entry-level wine, which makes the quality on display here quite extraordinary. Of course, this wine’s elevage accords with entry-level status: all in tank. But when you get a whiff of the cherry and plum preserves, coconut, mint, dark chocolate, vanilla and exotic spices emanating from the glass, you may well ask what level of toast was used for the concrete! A creamy texture complements the nearly over-ripe fruit character and inner-mouth perfume and spice, and faintly bitter notes of coffee and dark chocolate and pungent smokiness, along with notes of stone and lead pencil, add counterpoint to a long finish." 15% abv.

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Staff Image By: Sarah Covey | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/5/2011 | Send Email
Reading the description of this wine when it came in, I was instantly curious. Lead pencil, coconut, mint, dark chocolate, and plum preserves? How in the world is that possible??? I was dubious, to be honest. I opened it and gave it some air, and my first inhale revealed the plum and the faintest hint of my grade school lead pencils! On the palate, the dark chocolate, smoke and spice came tumbling forth. It was creamy, smooth, but with enough tannins to stand up to the Spanish Picadillo that my roommate was in the process of making. Neither the Picadillo nor the Cuvee Constance lasted long! This is hands down my new house wine~ hooray!

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Alcohol Content (%): 15