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Domaine Saint Sylvestre Blanc 2016 Languedoc

(Code: SYLV/BLANC/16)
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Domaine Saint Sylvestre Blanc 2016 Languedoc
Vintage
2016
Region Terrasses du Larzac, 25 km north-west of Montpellier
Colour/Style Dry white - full bodied, fermented/aged in barrel 12 months
Grapes 45% Marsanne, 45% Roussanne, 10% Viognier
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.0%
Food Chicken, fish with rich sauces, veal, cheese
Next day 
Even better
Drink Excellent now, but will age to 2024 and beyond
Grown high up in the hills of the Terrasses du Larzac, 30 or so km north-west of Montpellier, where the nights are a little cooler and the growing season is a couple of weeks longer than further south. A limpid medium-gold colour with green glints, it has a considerably complex nose that exhibits all manner of white fruit, honeysuckle/floral and herb aromas, with hints of curry spices and woodsmoke. The palate is the epitome of restrained power and complexity, with ripe peach, apricot and apple flavours, laced with honey, lemon and a hint of tangy licorice. The texture is gently oily, with a modicum of grape tannin, ample acidity and just a hint of warming spice on a very long finish. This is the result of brilliant winemaking and really does have that "wow" factor - and indeed is more than a match for many more expensive Rhône whites.