Clos Marie, 2018 Pic Saint Loup, Metairies du Clos
50% Carignan, 30% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 5% Cinsault
Produced from vines averaging over 60 years old, this wine was aged 1/3 in large ovals and 2/3 in 1-2 year old barrels where the yields were 25hl/hectare. Very impressive deep, brooding dark fruit combine with ripe tannins and an opulent body to produce a very seductive wine. Some game and mushrooms in the nose give way to bright, dark cherry fruit aromas. Will age gracefully for 10-15 years, but delicious and complete now. Some would say priced like a Chateauneuf du Pape. Why? Compare this against any of them and you’ll see. Christophe Peyrus is a top-flight winemaker who intuitively feels how to make a wine sing in just about any vintage. The Europeans discovered him a few years back and there is basically no wine for sale.