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Chateau La Dournie Le Classic 2017 Saint-Chinian

(Code: DOUR/CL/RED/17)
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Chateau La Dournie Le Classic 2017 Saint-Chinian
Vintage
2017
Region Saint-Chinian, north-west of Béziers
Colour/Style Dry red, aged in vat
Grapes 50% Syrah, 25% Grenache, 25% Carignan
Alcohol (a.b.v)
13.5%
Food Roast red meats, vegetable and pasta dishes
Next day 
Still fresh the next day
Drink Now, or to 2025
We have listed numerous vintages of this cuvée, going back to the early 2000's, and it never fails to impress. From 35 year-old Syrah, Grenache and Carignan vines, grown on schist (crumbly slate) terroir, in vineyards situated 200-plus metres above sea level, it makes for one of the most distinctive, recognisable and refreshing styles of red Languedoc wine. Heady aromas of bramble, black cherry, pepper/spice, freshly-baked bread, leather, and the merest whiff of black olive tapenade greet the nose. All of which carry through onto the palate, with that sweet-sour-savoury-umami fruit perfectly complemented by grippy, gently rustic, tea-like tannins and really mouth-watering orange and cherry skin acidity. It really is cracking stuff, and a bargain for what is a properly iconic Languedoc red.