All Wines Syrah Based Blend Château Lavabre La Closerie 2018
Château Lavabre La Closerie

Château Lavabre La Closerie 2018

Item Code: 4164218
RRP HK$429.00
HK$377.52 / bottle when you Mix 12 or more
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Description

We are flying the flag for one of France’s newest appellations – showcasing a French red of sophisticated quality and exceptional value. We trust you will be as excited about this wine as we are.

The Appellation

The Pic Saint-Loup was elevated to AOC status in 2016 in recognition of the region’s consistently outstanding wines. Named after the peak which bears the same name, the waters here are pristine, and the south-facing vineyards embrace the cool breezes of the Mediterranean.

The Wine

La Closiere is an 80/20 split of the region’s iconic Syrah and Grenache. Small barrels are used for the Syrah (half of them new), while the Grenache is left to its own devices in larger 2,000L foudres. At 15% alcohol level, this is a hefty beast of a red but retains a beautiful elegance thanks to exquisite craftsmanship.

The Reviews

Château Lavabre La Closerie 2018 has been racking up some excellent scores from the world’s top wine critics…

Jeb Dunnuck awards it a massive 95pts:

“… a blockbuster bouquet of black fruits, camphor, graphite, ground pepper, and cured meats. With a touch more finesse and focus compared to the appellation release, it's full-bodied and has a beautifully balanced, concentrated, elegant mouthfeel, ripe tannins, and a great finish…”

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate gives it 94pts:

“Blueberries, blackberries and licorice notes mark the nose, supported by hints of crushed stone and spicy oak. It's full-bodied and ripe but still balanced, with a more streamlined feel than the other Lavabre reds, along with silky tannins and a long, licorice-laden finish.”

And an impressive 17.5/20 from Jancis Robinson:

“Opulent! Incredibly concentrated… Lots of sweetness but at the same time it isn't sweet. Fig molasses. Coal dust. Graphite. Caraway. Lots of texture on those tannins… Huge power and broad, glossy, muscled shoulders. Nothing understated about this wine."

Wine File
Colour: Red
Wine Style: Red - Full Bodied
Country: France
Region: Southern France
Vintage: 2018
Alcohol: 15.0%
Bottle Size: 750ml
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