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Gerard Bertrand Minervois La Liviniere Clos D'ora 2015 750ml

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750ml
country
France
appellation
Minervois
WA
95
WS
93
WA
95
Rated 95 by Wine Advocate
Gerard Bertrand’s icon project is the Clos d’Ora, a biodynamically farmed nine-hectare estate. The 2015 Minervois la Liviniere Clos d’Ora is a blend of the region’s four grapes, aged a year in oak and another year in bottle prior to release. It’s certainly the most supple and creamy-textured of the 2015s from Bertrand, marrying red berries seamlessly with hints of coffee-tinged oak and resiny notes of native garrigue. Although full-bodied and undeniably ripe (the alcohol is 15.5% but there’s no heat), it’s far from monolithic, showcasing complexity and elegance rather than brute power. I’ve been deliberately conservative with my aging estimate because of the wine’s lack of track record and relatively young vine age in the Syrah and Mourvedre components, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see it drink well for longer. ... More details
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Gerard Bertrand Minervois La Liviniere Clos D'ora 2015 750ml

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WA
95
WS
93
WA
95
Rated 95 by Wine Advocate
Gerard Bertrand’s icon project is the Clos d’Ora, a biodynamically farmed nine-hectare estate. The 2015 Minervois la Liviniere Clos d’Ora is a blend of the region’s four grapes, aged a year in oak and another year in bottle prior to release. It’s certainly the most supple and creamy-textured of the 2015s from Bertrand, marrying red berries seamlessly with hints of coffee-tinged oak and resiny notes of native garrigue. Although full-bodied and undeniably ripe (the alcohol is 15.5% but there’s no heat), it’s far from monolithic, showcasing complexity and elegance rather than brute power. I’ve been deliberately conservative with my aging estimate because of the wine’s lack of track record and relatively young vine age in the Syrah and Mourvedre components, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see it drink well for longer.
WS
93
Rated 93 by Wine Spectator
A generous, suave red, with supple layers of cherry reduction and raspberry filling detailed with floral, melted chocolate and anise accents. Beams of mineral and floral impart depth to the velvety finish. Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre and Carignan. Drink now through 2026. 659 cases made.
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size
750ml
country
France
appellation
Minervois
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Rated 95 - Gerard Bertrand’s icon project is the Clos d’Ora, a biodynamically farmed nine-hectare estate. The 2015 Minervois la Liviniere Clos d’Ora is a blend of the region’s four grapes, aged a year in oak and another year in bottle prior to release. It’s certainly the most supple and creamy-textured of the 2015s from Bertrand, marrying red berries seamlessly with hints of coffee-tinged oak and resiny notes of native garrigue. Although full-bodied and undeniably ripe (the alcohol is 15.5% but there’s no heat), it’s far from monolithic, showcasing complexity and elegance rather than brute power. I’ve been deliberately conservative with my aging estimate because of the wine’s lack of track record and relatively young vine age in the Syrah and Mourvedre components, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see it drink well for longer.
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Region: Languedoc Roussillon

The southern French region of Languedoc Roussillon is one of the most important wine regions on earth, being responsible for over a third of France's annual output – a vast quantity of wine which exceeds even the annual output of the United States. Despite the fact that Languedoc Roussillon produces such enormous quantities of wine, the quality of the region's output remains a priority for the wineries which operate there. Languedoc Roussillon takes great pride in the fact that could be considered one of the oldest wine regions in the world, with a history which stretches back thousands of years to the ancient Greeks, and remains highly important to this day. Vintners in Languedoc Roussillon work with a wide range of grape varietals, and the region produces a wide variety of wines, from still red and white table wines, to blended and aged wines, dessert and sparkling wines.
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Country: France

French winemakers are subjected to several laws and regulations regarding the wines they produce, and how they can be labeled and sold. Such procedures are designed to increase the overall quality of the country's produce, and also to ensure that wines made in each particular region or appellation are of a character and type which is representative of the area. Thankfully for consumers of wine world-wide, the French have a particularly high reputation to uphold, and seem to do so flawlessly. Every year, wineries from all over France produce millions upon millions of bottles of fine wine, making the most of their native grape varieties and the excellent terrain which covers most of the country. From the expensive and exquisite red wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy, to the white wines and cremants of central France, the French are dedicated to providing the world with wines of the highest quality and most distinctive character.
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The southern French region of Languedoc Roussillon is one of the most important wine regions on earth, being responsible for over a third of France's annual output – a vast quantity of wine which exceeds even the annual output of the United States. Despite the fact that Languedoc Roussillon produces such enormous quantities of wine, the quality of the region's output remains a priority for the wineries which operate there. Languedoc Roussillon takes great pride in the fact that could be considered one of the oldest wine regions in the world, with a history which stretches back thousands of years to the ancient Greeks, and remains highly important to this day. Vintners in Languedoc Roussillon work with a wide range of grape varietals, and the region produces a wide variety of wines, from still red and white table wines, to blended and aged wines, dessert and sparkling wines.
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French winemakers are subjected to several laws and regulations regarding the wines they produce, and how they can be labeled and sold. Such procedures are designed to increase the overall quality of the country's produce, and also to ensure that wines made in each particular region or appellation are of a character and type which is representative of the area. Thankfully for consumers of wine world-wide, the French have a particularly high reputation to uphold, and seem to do so flawlessly. Every year, wineries from all over France produce millions upon millions of bottles of fine wine, making the most of their native grape varieties and the excellent terrain which covers most of the country. From the expensive and exquisite red wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy, to the white wines and cremants of central France, the French are dedicated to providing the world with wines of the highest quality and most distinctive character.