Duclaux Red 2015

Powerful - Spicy - Suave

Story

The wine
The Duclaux Family is one of the oldest in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This family built up its domaine through the centuries and was one of the first founder members of the Appellation association in 1904. The Quiot and Duclaux families built up bonds and family connections over the years. Domaine Duclaux is made up of old vines of which some are more then 120 years old and weren't replanted after the phylloxera crisis around 1880.
Terroir
Soils mainly made up of river sand androlled pebbles. Terroirs containing alluvial soils, sand and stones in the lower vineyards and clay-limestone soil on the slopes.
Vinification
The grapes are partially de-stemmed and the varieties are pre-blended in concrete vats. Vatting time : 3 to 4 weeks. Vat-matured for around 24 months, part of which is spent in oak barrels.
Varietals
Cinsault
Counoise
Grenache noir
Mourvèdre
Syrah

Advice

Tasting notes
Deep garnet red colour. A very fruity nose with concentrated red berries, leather and liquorice. Great complexity and strength on the palate. Excellent persistence.
Food and wine pairings
Serve at 16 to 18°C in large glasses. Red meat, game, stews cooked in a red wine sauce, spicy dishes and cheeses. Good laying-down potential.
Recipes

Reviews

Bronze
""Full-bodied with a richness to the spicy, yet sublte fruit.""
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Argent / Silver
""Baked red fruit, white pepper and clove spice nose. Tannins are quite robust, but it has lenght and rustic charm.""
Argent / Silver
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92/100