Les Centenaires (Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre) 2016 ~ Rhone, France
4/5 The Loisel Wine Guide
Chateau Loisel - "Nice blackcurrant nose, cherry with some pepper notes. Superb balance fresh enough in the mouth with great finesse of texture, tannins very polite which gives it a great fluidity. The expression is present while being delicate. The wine forms a very beautiful ensemble, in an almost Burgundian style. Nice success."
ChristiWines - " The Clos des Centenaires Cinsault in 2016 reveals a nose with blackcurrant and white pepper aromas. The palate is fresh and full with a minty and thirst-quenching finish."
Syrah 40% Grenache 30% Mourvèdre 20% Carignan 10%
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.