2013 Domaine Anne Gros et Tollot "Les Carretals" Minervois

SKU #1233972 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 One of the greatest wine yet from Anne, the incredible 2013 Minervois les Carretals is a blend of Carignan (from vines planted in 1909) and Grenache that's brought up all in French oak. It exhibits thrilling notes of black raspberry, liquid violets, salty minerality and hints of licorice to go with an ultra-pure, elegant, medium to full-bodied feel on the palate. Given the overall purity and quality of the texture, it's hard to resist now, yet I think it will be even better in another year or two, and evolve easily through 2025. These latest 2013s from proprietress Anne Gros are some of the strongest wines in the vintage, as well as the greatest wines I've tasted from the estate. (JD)  (4/2015)

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Staff Image By: Keith Mabry | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/23/2016 | Send Email
We were all curious about this project from this duo of great Burgundy producers, Anne Gros and Jean-Paul Tollot. When producers expand their holdings into other regions, it doesn't always seem to work out for the best. Not so here. These are some of the most balanced and pure wines coming from Minervois. The "Carretals" is a bit richer and deeper than the Fontanilles. Flavors of blueberry and graphite permeate the wine. Lusty on the palate now but given a few more years, this should refine into something even more special.

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Alcohol Content (%): 14