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Espiers, Gigondas, Les Blaches, 2018

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Espiers, Gigondas, Les Blaches, 2018

Extravagantly flavoured, well-oaked example of tiny volume. 30% well-oaked Syrah brings mocha touches and glossy fruit - blackberry and cassis - to the otherwise lush raspberry core of Grenache. This wine sometimes reminds me of Fry's... Read More

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Espiers, Gigondas, Les Blaches, 2018

ColourRed

RegionRhone

GrowerDomaine des Espiers

Grape VarietySyrah & Grenache

Vintage2016

ABV15%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

MethodOrganic

CodeESP218

Our Rating

Full Bodied

Light > Full

Grenache / Garnacha

Grenache / Garnacha 

Grenache grows well in hot, dry regions, though it can develop very high (15 degrees+) alcohol.

As such it is grown principally in Southern France and Spain (as Garnacha). It is usually blended with other varieties in the Southern Rhône and Languedoc (Syrah, Mourvedre, Carignan, Cinsaut and others).

Its flavour usually encompasses the...

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Espiers, Gigondas, Les Blaches, 2018

Extravagantly flavoured, well-oaked example of tiny volume. 30% well-oaked Syrah brings mocha touches and glossy fruit - blackberry and cassis - to the otherwise lush raspberry core of Grenache. This wine sometimes reminds me of Fry's Turkish Delight... Really spectacular in the 2018 vintage; and ripe tannins ensure a long life. Now-2027

Philip Cartoux has singlehandedly created his estate from parcels of vines on the western slopes of the Dentelles de Montmirail, around Vacqueyras and Sablet - he accepts that such is the rise in land values
over the last fifteen years that he would never be able to do this now. All his vines are farmed organically (certified).

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