2010 Jean-Louis Denois "Chloé" Limoux (Previously $20)
K&L Wine Merchants has featured the wines from 'maverick' Languedoc winemaker Jean Louis Denois since 2004 and we have never been disappointed. One of his signature wines, 'Chloe' is made in the style of a Right Bank Bordeaux, which is to say it is based on Merlot with approximately 20% Cabernet Franc blended in. The fruit is selected from a cool, mountain vineyard where high drainage and optimum growing conditions result in fruit with the right components to craft an elegant, balanced wine with the substance to age. Merlot sings here, with red fruit aromas and flavors accented by earthy spice and a hint of mineral. Elegant, medium-bodied, and pure, enjoy this as you would any competitor from the Right Bank, or lay away for further evolution in bottle. 14% abv.