Wednesday, December 7, 2022

New 2018 vintage

New 2018 vintage!
2018 L'Aventure Estate Cuvee...$107.99
Straight-up sexy, the 2018 Cote A Cote is a Grenache-dominated blend that includes 26% Mourvèdre and 23% Syrah, all aged in 35% new French oak. Stunning notes of black raspberries, ground pepper, Asian spices, and candied violets all flow to a full-bodied, concentrated wine that reminds me of a great vintage of Domaine de la Janasse's Châteauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes cuvée. It shows more chalky minerality with time in the glass and is pure, seamless, and beautifully put together. Drink it over the coming 10-12 years.
Rated 98/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Rated 96/100 James Suckling
Rated 95/100 Decanter Magazine

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