Côtes du Roussillon: Agly Brothers 2014 (Jeroboam)

"From a more difficult vintage that struggled with ripeness, the 2014 Cotes du Roussillon is shockingly good. A 60/40 blend of Syrah and Grenache - and the first vintage to not incorporate Carignan - it has incredible purity and elegance to go with lots of kirsch, black raspberry, violets, crushed rock and olive tapenade characteristics. Also medium to full-bodied, with beautiful concentration and ultra-fine tannin, this will most likely surpass the 2013, yet I suspect it will drink at an earlier age. While the 2013 was harvest on September 15 (and this was a cool year), the 2014 wasn't brought in until the September 25. Again, these cuvees are made in tiny quantities, so don't miss a chance to try this." 94-97/100.
Jeb Dunnuck,

Tasting Notes
This is the terrific northern hemisphere joint venture (as opposed to 'La Pleiade' in Australia) between legendary biodynamic winemakers and bonzer mates, Ron Laughton and Michel Chapoutier.

First produced in 2004, Ron and Michel have overseen steady improvements to this blend of Syrah and Grenache from just 3 hectares in the Roussillon (hence very limited quantities are produced).
About this wine
Style Red Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine Region Roussillon, Côtes du Roussillon
Grape Variety (Cépage) Grenache, Syrah
Viticulture Non-Organic
Vintage 2014
Cellarage Drink 2017-2027.
Vinification The crop is hand-harvested, de-stemmed and sorted. Fermentation takes place in small cement vats. Extraction is only carried out by light punching of the cap. Maceration lasts between 3 and 4 weeks and a malolactic fermentation takes place in casks. The wine is aged from 16 to 20 months in used oak barrels.
Alcohol By Volume (%) 14

Ron Laughton and Michel Chapoutier

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