Maison Ventenac Les Hauts De Ventenac Cuvée Jules 2014 Wine Review
Maison Ventenac Les Hauts De Ventenac Cuvée Jules 2014
Cabardès, Languedoc A.P., France
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Bottle size: 750 ml
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|Greg Hughes rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
Cabardès is not a commonly seen wine, but as the world continues to fall in love with the luxurious wines of Languedoc and Rousillon, versatile and unique blends like this one will be a pleasant sight. Cabardès appellation rules demand that plantings have to be 50% Mediterranean varoetals (Syrah, Grenache, etc...) and 50% Atlantic varietals (Cabs, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec etc...). This one is mostly Cab Framc (50%), with 35% Syrah, and the rest being Merlot and Grenache.
It has a pretty purple/pink hue to it. Sunny and hinting at a vital, medium bodied style.
This wine's fragrance is amazingly diverse. From roses, violet, petunia, warm brown spices, roasted nuts, meatiness, woth soe exotic southern spices tossed in. Unlike other hot-climate reds, this one does not get bogged down.
The flavours are fresh and pure. Great acidity and ripeness. Lots more florality on top of some ruminating charred wood and vanilla accents. Cocoa, cherry, mulberry, and blueberry.
It is a silky amd suave wine that is not about impact or heft. This one nails complexity. It would be wonderful with a wide array of cuisine; poultry, pork, sausage, squid, root vegetables, mushrooms, lighter gorgonzola, tapas, figs, and olives.
|Maison Ventenac in the Languedoc wine region, Les Hauts de Ventenac Cuvee Jules (2014) is a great value, medium-bodied and juicy red wine blend of 50% Cabernet Franc, 35% Syrah, and the balance Merlot and Grenache. Drink now and for the next three years. Pair with roast chicken. - Community Wine Reviews|
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