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Grande Cuvee' Rouge Pic Saint Loup Domaine de l'Hortus Bottle 2008

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Berry Bros & Rudd review:<br/><br/> The Hortus Grande Cuvée Rouge is dominated by Grenache and Mourvèdre, in equal shareholdings, with 10% Syrah making up the balance. The vines are located, respectively, under the cliffs of Pic Saint-Loup and Hortus, both of which punctuate the landscape with no small measure of drama.<br/><br/><br/><br/> The grapes are aged, after assemblage, in Allier oak barrels, 2/3 of which are new, for a period of sixteen months. 2008 is a softer, more approachable vintage then both 2007 and 2009; the wine succeeds because the Mourvèdre has not been allowed to dominate and, in its place we are treated to gregarious ripeness of old vine Grenache, allied to an almost chalky minerality both of which foster elegance and an harmonious structure. Hints of pepper, charcuterie and even dried flowers add further resonance to the dark fruit descriptors. <br/> (Simon Field MW, BBR Buyer)<

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Domaine de l'Hortus:
Nice to visit. In a stunning region of France the wine makery and vinyard are situated just of the main road. The tasting room is above the botteling line, which gives a true feeling of authenticity.

Berry Bros & Rudd review:<br/><br/> The Hortus Grande Cuvée Rouge is dominated by Grenache and Mourvèdre, in equal shareholdings, with 10% Syrah making up the balance. The vines are located, respectively, under the cliffs of Pic Saint-Loup and Hortus, both of which punctuate the landscape with no small measure of drama.<br/><br/><br/><br/> The grapes are aged, after assemblage, in Allier oak barrels, 2/3 of which are new, for a period of sixteen months. 2008 is a softer, more approachable vintage then both 2007 and 2009; the wine succeeds because the Mourvèdre has not been allowed to dominate and, in its place we are treated to gregarious ripeness of old vine Grenache, allied to an almost chalky minerality both of which foster elegance and an harmonious structure. Hints of pepper, charcuterie and even dried flowers add further resonance to the dark fruit descriptors. <br/> (Simon Field MW, BBR Buyer)<

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