2014 Clos de l'Anhel "Lolo de l'Anhel" Corbieres

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I met winemaker Sophie Guiraudon this past winter at the organic wine fair Millésime Bio. It's an annual event where organic winemakers from all over the world gather to show their wines. I tasted with her and was immediately impressed with the quality of the wines. So much so, I made an arrangements to visit her winery right after the fair ended. Sophie is a true one-woman show, farming 25 acres of vines while running her humble facility in the region of Corbieres. The vines for the "Lolo" cuvee are planted on silty-clay limestone soils which lend freshness and a structure to the wine. "Lolo" is a blend of 81% Carignan, 10% Syrah, 7% Grenache, and 2% Mourvedre. With its floral and fruit-driven notes, this is a beautiful everyday red. I recently opened this wine for the staff in all of our locations and everyone was as impressed as I was. It has rapidly become a staff favorite, and we believe it will become a favorite of yours as well. (Keith Mabry, K&L French Regional Wine Buyer)

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By: David Othenin-Girard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/13/2016 | Send Email
We're all in love with the Anhel wines, but this new vintage is a benchmark for me. Ultra pure expression of the terroir, big floral notes without the hint of perfumed artificial quality. Dark and spicy fruit and a great texture that's all about the lifted structure while maintaining the intensity. Stupidly cheap price on these.

By: Illya Haase | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/20/2016 | Send Email
Sophie is one of those winemakers that you just fall in love with. The way she talks about her wines, it is like her babies. She will even show you pictures of the vines if you ask. She is so passionate and her winemaking style is hands-off. Let the grape and the place speak for itself. The nose in the glass is lovely red fruit, lavender and earth. Taste it and it mirrors the nose. Such great expression that I find in organic farming. This would go great with a grilled skirt steak. Heck, it is just awesome on its own!

By: Ivan Diaz | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/16/2016 | Send Email
One of the best deals in the store for under $15 is the entry level "Lolo" from Clos de l'Anhel. There is power, structure, and balance here to rival bottles twice the price. This blend of Carignan, Grenache, and Syrah shows plenty of black raspberry fruit wrapped up in floral and lightly earthy flavors, including a salty, faintly funky bleu cheese note. If that sounds strange, it works beautifully here, and makes it a great pairing option with just about any roasted meat.

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Alcohol Content (%): 13.5