After a cold winter and a beautiful spring, the hot summer was interrupted by stormy intervals which fortuitously took place when needed and thus facilitated growth and good maturation of the grapes. Harvest began early September with excellent weather conditions.
Tasting : Pale gold colour. Floral fragrances and yellow fruit aromas with a hint of minerality.
Well-integrated minerality. Refreshing aftertaste.
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Vibrant and racy fruit, bready yeast flavours and zesty appley freshness is accompanied by the waxed-lemon flavours of Chenin Blanc - a variety so clearly suited for sparkling production due to its fine acidity. The fifth Chardonnay adds fruitiness and depth. The Cremant de Loire Appellation is among the most demanding sparkling wine appellations in France (far more stringent than, for example Saumur or Vouvray Brut, for the former of which the Langlois wines would naturally qualify). Under the auspices of Bollinger, Langlois has further augmented the regulations to equal, and even exceed, those of Champagne: A majority...
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Colour: Deep ruby.
Nose: Very expressive on the nose, showing fresh notes of gum cistus and berry fruit as well as delicate spicy hints.
Palate: Stylish and fresh beginning that leads to a serious and engaging wine. Full and textured on the palate, with fresh berry fruit flavours and silky tannins. Balanced and lingering finish.
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Aged for 12 years in our bodegas of Jerez, in American oak casks through the traditional method of 'solera and criaderas'. Mahogany in colour, with penetrating smoky aromas. Reminiscent of dark chocolate and walnuts in the mouth. Intense and concentrated finish, lightened by a tangy acidity. Food pairings - Ideal with game, Osso Bucco and other meats. Also as a digestif.
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Lots of buttered toast / brioche on the nose with some citrus aspects too.
Tangerine fruit and citrus blossom fragrances are apparent, with hints of vanilla pod and almond flakes.
These characteristics follow through onto the palate.
The fine, fresh acidity is natural, and adds poise and focus to the wine.
2013 Decanter World Wine Awards
World Wine Awards
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Restrained and supple, lots of ripe dark plum, pepper and spice of Shiraz with the rose petal perfume and red cherry flavours of Grenache.
Lovely lightness and brightness to the back palate makes it terrific immediate drinking wine but it will cellar nicely for 5-10 years.
Harvested fully ripe, individual varietal parcels were processed separately, crushed to a combination of open and closed fermenters, with regular pump-overs and plunging during fermentation.
Pressed to stainless steel tanks where the wine underwent its secondary malolactic fermentation then rolled down to a mixture of barrique, hogshead and large...
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