Chateau Cap De Fouste grand reserve 2001

90 points

Cotes Du Roussillon, France. 13.5%

Well this was a surprise. A lovely rich, soft aged wine, almost Australian (but in Australia it would be much more expensive). A substantial amount of oak has now integrated into the wine. It seems to have prematurely aged, but I’m not complaining, it has the complexity of a great old shiraz.

I think this must be the highest score I’ve given to a Côtes du Roussilon wine, or anyhere in the South maybe. Extraordinary value.

I later found out (when buying more) that the cépage = 50% Shiraz, 30% Grenache, 20% Carignan.

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