2012 Château de la Negly "La Porte du Ciel" Languedoc la Clape

SKU #1238479 94-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Moving to the estate’s top cuvee, the 2012 Coteaux du Languedoc La Porte du Ciel looks to be flat-out awesome. Coming from tiny yields and Syrah vines (planted between 1990 and 1993) located right along the sea, it sports insane levels of creme de cassis, blackberry, graphite, pen ink and hints of salty minerality to go with full-bodied richness and depth on the palate. Huge, concentrated and layered, with amazing purity and freshness given its overall size, it will dish out loads of pleasure on release, yet evolve gracefully for two decades. (JD)  (4/2014)

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By: Keith Mabry | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/12/2016 | Send Email
I opened a bottle of this for the staff in our weekly staff training and boy, was it impressive. Possessing the opulence and concentration of some of the greats from Bordeaux, Rhone and California, the Porte du Ciel opened the "gates of heaven" in our eyes. Definitely meant for the cellar though, this is deeply satisfying wine that should evolve and continue to develop loads of complexity over the coming years. I also opened one of these for our public tasting and sold every bottle in the house that day. Think Sine Qua Non, Harlan, Guigal, Beaucastel and Latour. Year in and year out, this is right up there on the quality scale of the greats.

By: Scott Beckerley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/1/2016 | Send Email
Hello, gorgeous! This is my top-rated wine of over 35 French Regional wines tasted two days ago. Simply wonderful! Elegant and balanced with well-integrated oak and lush fruit. Big, deep, red and black fruits (boysenberries and blackberries) but, again, balanced so well with the tannin and acidity that it stands head and shoulders above anything else that I have tasted in recent weeks. Yes, it is worth every darn penny! Simply gorgeous wine.

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