Terroir: Domaine Labruyere owns approximately 35 acres of prime vineyards spread across Moulin à Vent. This selection is sourced from the vineyards of Champ de Cour and Clos du Carquelin where vines are very densely planted in soils of granite and quartz. Vines here average 50 years old.
Vinification: Grapes are hand picked parcel by parcel as they reach phenolic ripeness and transported to the winery in small 25kg crates to avoid damage. Upon arrival the grapes are sorted twice prior to de-stemming. Vinification begins with a 20 day maceration at cool temperatures in stainless steel and concrete vats prior to aging in the cellars in older oak casks. No new oak is used for this cuvee.
Score: 91 PointsVinous Author: Josh Raynolds
Deep ruby. Suave, mineral-accented aromas of ripe dark berries, cherry pie and incense, lent spiciness by a peppery element. Plush and expansive on the palate, offering concentrated black raspberry and boysenberry flavors that become livelier with air. A refreshing jolt of acidity enlivens a supple, fruit-driven finish that hangs on with impressive persistence.
Score: 88 PointsWine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
Medium-bodied, with a supple core of red plum and black cherry flavors and mocha aromas. Spice box and smoky details linger into the moderately tannic finish. Drink now through 2022
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