Guy Vanlancker Clos du Causse 2015 Minervois La Liviniere

(Code: VAN/CLOS/15)
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Guy Vanlancker Clos du Causse 2015 Minervois La Liviniere
Region Minervois La Liviniere, north-east of Carcassonne
Colour/Style Dry red - full bodied. Aged in vat
Grapes 75% Syrah, 25% Grenache
Alcohol (a.b.v)
Food Fillet steak, roast beef or lamb, game
Next day 
Even better - takes a full day or more to open out
Drink Approachable now, but will age to 2025 and beyond
This is the first wine to be released under our friend Guy Vanlancker's own name, as part of the transition away from the Domaine La Combe Blanche estate name he has used for the last 25 years or more. And it's a cracker! 75% Grenache and 25% Syrah, from a single (1.5 hectare) north-facing vineyard in the hills above Felines-Minervois. Even at 14.5% abv, this wine smells and tastes so fresh and full of life. The nose has bramble, black cherry, kirsch, tobacco and spice aromas, all of which carry through onto the palate. Full-bodied and ripe, yet balanced and with the potential for elegance a few years down the line, it is nevertheless a lovely wine to drink now, with masses of fresh (and refreshing) black fruit flavours, with ample acidity, very fine tannins and a long, spicy finish. And there's no oak - this wine is aged only in vat, and is all the better for it. A really lovely expression of the La Livinière terroir, with the potential to age to 2025 and beyond.