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Escausses 'Cuvee des Drilles' 2015

Member Review by duncan 906:

I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from a shop in north London [www.theatreofwine.com].Gaillac is an appellation created in 1938 although viticulture in the area goes back to at least the Romans for red,rose,white and sparkling wines from 50 communes around the small town of that name some 50 miles north-east of Toulouse in the Tarn valley.There is great diversity of terroir and some unique grape types.Domaine d'Escausses is a long established family concern in this area.My bottle is 80% duras, a grape unique to the Tarn valley [with no connection to the Cotes de Duras appellation further north],10% braucol[ sometimes called fer servadou or mansois] a grape native to south-west France,and 10% gamay. It was aged in oak barrels for eight months.I started my bottle last night with my supper of cold meats and salad.It is a full bodied wine.There is a blackcurrant and cherry style fruit with a suggestion of oranges and lots of spice or pepper,especially on the finish with soft tannins.In short,this is a lovely wine that would pair with many foods.

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Domaine d'Escausses:
The domaine has been in the Balaran family for 7 generations and is now run by Denis Balaran.There are 75 hectares in total although only 39 of them are under vine and 34 for Gaillac appellation wines..A range of red,rose and white wines are produced.

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Snooth User: duncan 906
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11/26/2017

I bought this bottle of wine for £10 from a shop in north London [www.theatreofwine.com].Gaillac is an appellation created in 1938 although viticulture in the area goes back to at least the Romans for red,rose,white and sparkling wines from 50 communes around the small town of that name some 50 miles north-east of Toulouse in the Tarn valley.There is great diversity of terroir and some unique grape types.Domaine d'Escausses is a long established family concern in this area.My bottle is 80% duras, a grape unique to the Tarn valley [with no connection to the Cotes de Duras appellation further north],10% braucol[ sometimes called fer servadou or mansois] a grape native to south-west France,and 10% gamay. It was aged in oak barrels for eight months.I started my bottle last night with my supper of cold meats and salad.It is a full bodied wine.There is a blackcurrant and cherry style fruit with a suggestion of oranges and lots of spice or pepper,especially on the finish with soft tannins.In short,this is a lovely wine that would pair with many foods.




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