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- On December 2, 2017
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Author: Patrick Eckel
Review Date: December 1 2017
Terre à Terre Crayères Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
In years to come I’m sure that I will look back at my reviews of Terre a Terre and remark how fortunate I was to take them due their formative years. The wines exude class across all varieties and have the structure and fortitude to reward long term cellaring.
Produced from the close planted Crayères vineyard the wine is a blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. Fermented for 29 days on skins, the wine was aged in French oak (35% new) for 8 months before being racked to a one year old oak Foudre for 14 months before an egg white fining and bottling without filtration. Less than 5000 bottles produced.
An inky dark red in the glass, the nose gives dark plum and blackberry fruit with subtle liquorice and the faintest touch of tomato leaf and a sweetness of oak shining through
There is a concentration of blackberry and blackcurrant fruit that is tightly coiled, yet at the same time beautifully integrated with French Oak that gives a facade of richness. Understated crushed herbs give complexity and their impact is emphasised by its subtlty. The finish is influenced by dark chocolate, but is undeniably fruit driven with a saturation of blackberry fruit with a flash of earthen flare.
This will live for a long time.
Rated : 96 Points
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $40
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2017-2037