|Single Bottles (75cl) @ £15.00|
|Cases (12 bottles) @ £180.00|
|Cases IN BOND(12 bottles) @ £126.00|
Always one of the very best wines from this leading Village, Vendange Chabrille (renamed "Les Chabriles" in 2004) has always been a hit with us. The 2010 has more sophistication than usual, the vintage's excellent acidity keeping the wine in perfect balance.
2013 to 2020
65% Grenache, 35% Syrah (28hl/ha).
Clayey-limestone facing south.
100 % hand-picked and selected. Destalking, no yeast-added, cold pre-fermentation during 3 weeks with daily "pigeage" and temperatures maintained at 31°C. Matured 60% in vats, 40% in two years old oak casks "demi-muids" for a year. No filtering.
"Dark robe. There is a good, savoury intensity in the nose, is well-layered, with latent garrigue notes, and the potential to vary and become interesting. This is nicely deep Cairanne; its central fruit is black, fluid, tasty, and leads the way with faithful, well-woven tannins – this is Don Quixote and Sancho Panza time. STGT, very good. It has broad fruit, lots to enjoy, has no heat. Good VALUE. 2021-22 " John Livingstone-Learmonth
"Dark red. Has a plump, fat air of sweetly cropped fruit, such as mulberry, the nose reflects fruit in a jam, but is fresh as well. The palate gives grainy, black fruit, prune: this is a sound middle of the road Cairanne, as if alluvial influences have provided moderated flesh and squeezy gras richness. Sympa wine, good bistrot drinking, with pretty good length. Powerful but pretty wine that drinks well now. 2018. 52% Gren, 45% Syr, 3% Mourv this year." John Livingstone-Learmonth April 2012
"Sweetly cropped fruit, mulberry jam, fresh. Grainy raspberry and plum on the palate, lovely and sweet. Powerful with a long finish." (Decanter)
Game and grilled meats.