2013 Château Saint Jacques d'Albas "Le Chateau d'Albas" Minervois (Previously $15)

SKU #1265335

Situated in to the east of the walled city of Carcassonne and in the shadow of the Montagne Noire (Black Mountains) lies Minervois. The village of Laure-Minervois is home to the winery Chateau Saint Jacques d'Albas a 90 hectare estate in the hills above the village. Some 26 hectares of the estate are planted to vines with the rest composed of forests and creeks acting as a natural barrier to their neighbors. At the winery, a small team led by owner Graham Nutter, craft superb reds, whites and rosés, all of which are farmed organically. The "Le Chateau" is a blend of 60% Syrah and 40% Grenache that spends about 12 months in oak about 20% new. It has a rich palate loaded with red and black fruit flavors rounded out by supple tannins.

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By: Keith Mabry | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/30/2016 | Send Email
Classic Minervois flavors of roasted plum, blackberry, garrigue and earth are all wrapped up in this generous package with supple tannins and balancing acidity.

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

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Languedoc-Roussillon

Alcohol Content (%): 14
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