Saturday, September 28, 2013

Review: **** $ Anne Et Thierry Bonnet Domaine Sainte Leocadie Les Clauses, Minervois, Languedoc-Roussillon, France, 2006 = BEST VALUE

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By way of background, opening thoughts: I've sampled a couple of other offerings from Domaine Sainte Leocadie before and enjoyed them both; specifically the Minervois domain offering and the Leucadios .   Today we are sampling Les Clauses, a bargain-priced Minervois that has enjoyed seven years of age since its vintage date.


Original tasting and review : This is Anne Et Thierry Bonnet Domaine Sainte Leocadie Les Clauses, Minervois, Languedoc-Roussillon, France, 2006, finished at 13.5% alcohol.

In the glass: Medium red brick in the glass.

On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows delicate light purple aromatics with a light mineral flair.  From the aroma, seems like this will be intriguing, light and friendly.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact delightfully aromatic with lavender and light fruit, with a full palate of gentle red fruit, slightly sweet, undergirding the aromas.  Fresh, slender, lengthy, light and lithe finish that leaves a smile.

In summary: Overall, an immensely enjoyable and feminine, aromatic experience that rates four stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.  Completely remarkable, show-stopping best value at its ridiculously attractive price point.  One word: wow.

Check out today's pricing and retail availability for Domaine Sainte Leocadie Les Clauses.

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