Le Clarion des Anges 2013

January 8, 2015 § Leave a comment

Score: 7.2 – Good Drop/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/4dc/16438419/files/2015/01/img_0656.jpg

Price: $14.99

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

Alcohol: 14.0%

 

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