Julien Delrieu, 2018 Taillemouche, Vin de France
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
45 year old vines
Soils are composed of clay and schist
Named after the single parcel where these old vines grow, the yields here are a mere 20hl/hectare, exceedingly low for this varietal. Crushed minerals compliment the dark berry aromas in the nose and lead into a dense wine with ripe tannins that frame a complex array of fruit, leather and mineral flavors. This wine shows well and is delicious now, but will benefit from a couple years in the cellar to fully deliver on the potential that is obviously lurking below the surface.