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, robertparker.com
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).
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Roussillon, Côtes du Roussillon|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Grenache, Syrah|
|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|