2014 Château d'Aussières, Corbières

Château Lafite’s southern concern shows much of the same characteristics of its bigger brother. There’s well-judged power balanced with finesse, with the level of fruit one would expect from the south of France.

Critic score
92.25/100
Pricing
Bottle
In stock
£20.00
Case, 12 Bottles
In stock
£240.00

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Corbières, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
  • Grape
    56% Shiraz/Syrah
    17% Grenache/Garnacha
    16% Carignan/Cariñena
    11% Mourvèdre
  • Maturity
    Ready 2017 - 2027
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    14.5%
2014 Château d'Aussières, Corbières

TASTING NOTES

Blackcurrants, spice-box, smoked herbs and hints of tobacco all emerge from the gorgeously textured, ripe and polished 2014 Corbières. Made from 60% Syrah, 15% Grenache, 15% Carignan and 10% Mourvèdre, it's medium to full-bodied, elegant and silky on the palate, with present, yet ripe tannin, and impeccable balance. Drink it anytime over the coming decade.

Jeb Dunnuck, robertparker.com (April 2017)
92/100

This is a young barrel sample with fantastic freshness and richness plus flower petal, lavender, blackberry, black pepper and tar. Rosemary too. Full body, firm tannins and a long and beautiful finish. A wine that makes you want to drink it already. 60% Syrah, 15% Carignan, 15% Grenache and 10% Mourvèdre.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (November 2015)
(92—93)/100