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Prieuré Sainte Marie d'Albas Clos de Cassis 2015 Corbières

(Code: ALBAS/CASS/15)
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Prieuré Sainte Marie d'Albas Clos de Cassis 2015 Corbières
Vintage
2015
Region Corbières - Montagne d'Alaric
Colour/Style Dry red - full bodied, aged in oak barrels
Grapes 50% Grenache, 50% Carignan
Alcohol (a.b.v)
14.0%
Food Rib of beef, lamb, feathered game, mushroom risotto
Next day 
Still good
Drink Now, or to 2027 and beyond
The estate's flagship red. Quite a deep but translucent crimson red colour, fading to a narrow rim. The nose is hugely complex, offering intense aromas of bramble, blackcurrant leaf and cassis (as the name suggests), with myriad background notes including violet, tobacco, roasted coffee beans, leather, damp earth, curry spices and a hint of black olive tapenade. At 5 years old, it really is only just getting into its stride, with a generous core of black fruit flavours beginning to emerge from behind a cloak of rich but fine tannins. Even so, it already shows genuine elegance and finesse, especially an hour or so after opening, with all of those tertiary notes from the nose emerging on the palate, along with garrigue herbs, peppery spice, orange peel and a hint of fine eau de vie, whilst the ample acidity carries the fruit all the way to a very long, juicy/tangy finish. This really is a very classy wine indeed, and whilst it is approachable now - with food - it will certainly age and evolve nicely for another 5 to 8 years.