2015 Chateau de L'Ou "Velours Noir" Côtes Catalanes Rouge (Elsewhere $35)

SKU #1309394 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Also inky purple colored, the 2015 IGP Côtes Catalanes Velours Noir is a blend of 100% Syrah that possesses more than a passing resemblance to a top Hermitage. It offers a cooler climate vibe in its fresh blackberry, violets, cracked pepper and crushed rock aromas and flavors. Fresh, full-bodied, concentrated and impeccably balanced, it too will keep for a decade or more. (JD)  (4/2017)

94 points Rhone Report

 In the same qualitative ballpark, the 2015 Igp Côtes Catalanes Velours Noir (100% Syrah aged 15 months in new barrels) is another full-bodied, sexy wine that shows terrific purity of fruit, as well as classic Syrah notes of pepper, violets and dark fruits. It has a touch more freshness than the Infiniment de l’Ou cuvee, but both are terrific wines. It’s certainly far from unapproachable today, but will keep for a decade or more. (JebDunnuck.com)  (8/2017)

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Staff Image By: Andrew Stevens | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/14/2017 | Send Email
It is never to early to start thinking of cool wines to drink as nights get longer and more and more dinners get planned. This 100% Syrah on Black Schist soil should definitely be one to keep in your back pocket. Blackberry and spice on the nose give way to a rather rich and bold wine. Dark berry and jam notes are intertwined with spice and minerality while classic syrah tannin coats the mouth and leads to a long finish. This is not a shy wine in all the best ways.

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

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Languedoc-Roussillon

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