La Clape L'Ancely 2017 Chateau de la Negly
€ 76,17 (in Vat)
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The 2017 La Clape L'Ancely is a stunning example of Mourvèdre's potential in the La Clape appellation. It's a very different expression from, say, Bandol, but more seductive and tender in the hands of this estate. Raspberries and cherries abound, and while there's a hint of the variety's so-called tree-bark character, there's also subtle spice and brine elements that give the wine a savory edge. It's medium to full-bodied, richly textural and plush, accessible now but sure to age well for at least 5-6 years—and possibly considerably longer, given Mourvèdre's resistance to oxidation. This is fast becoming my personal favorite of the Negly lineup.