Le Clarion des Anges 2013
January 8, 2015 § Leave a comment
Score: 7.2 – Good Drop
About the Wine: I picked up this wine because I love wines from the Rhone Valley and the packaging is pretty cool (my wife’s name is Ange and she is an angel :)). The nose shows lots of terroir characteristics like dried herbs, black pepper and licorice, along with a generous burst of ripe raspberry, blackberry and butter pastry. The palate is juicy and filled with fruit and lush silky texture. This finish is where the complexity and terroir shows; dried herbs, licorice and juicy plum. I like the truth in terroir and thus it’s a damn good drop.
Value: To me this shows a lot more complexity that many of the $10-$13 ‘bulk’ wines on the market and thus the extra dollar is totally worth it to me.
Added Value: This has romance and date night written all over. Think of soft light, gentle music and perhaps a lovely glowing fire and you have the moment this wine was made for.
Service: Let breath for 15-20min or run it through your Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator
before serving. I love this with a roast of lamb or marinated flank steak. It also works wonders with cheese Fondue.
Grapes: Grenache, Syrah, Mouvedre
Store Section: France
Appellation: Costieres de Nimes, Rhone Valley
Available: BC Liquor Stores