Clos des Centenaires Luxe, Calme et Volupté 2016 ~ Rhone, France
This is great……and here’s why!90/100 - Jeb Dunnuck
15/20 - Guide Bettane et Desseauve
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Luc Baudet - "Nose dominated by fruits of the forest and sweet spices. Onctuous mouth and a finish with precise tannins"
This will has enjoyed twelve months aging in oak barrels. The blends consists of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Petit Verdot, and 10% Merlot.
Clos des Centenaires was founded Luc Baudet of Chateau Mas-Neuf fame, and Californian wine industry veteran, Jack Edwards who both share a passion for artisan wines and the terroir of France’s Southern Rhone.
Clos des Centenaires is a historic vineyard situated in Costieres de Nimes, close to the Mediterranean Sea. The vineyard boasts 70-year-old Grenache vines which are deeply rooted in the pebble stones overlooking the picturesque lakes of Petite Camargue. The vineyard also features Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Verdot, and Cinsault, and is known for producing unique, high-end, elegant wines of excellent value.