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Domaine Ollier-Taillefer, Grande Reserve Red, Faugeres, France 2015

£14.95 £13.45

Bin End

Domaine Ollier-Taillefer, Grande Reserve Red, Faugeres, France 2015

£14.95 £13.45

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  • Domaine Ollier-Taillefer is run by 5th generation winemakers Luc and Francoise Ollier; it occupies 30 hectares of the highest ground in Faugères, it's organically certified, and a superb example of the small, quality-conscious estates bringing the region into the spotlight.

    Their Grand Réserve 2012 was voted the best sub-£15 Languedoc red at the Decanter World Wine Awards (no mean feat) and the 2015 is equally delicious (2015 was arguably the best vintage of the millennium).

    Made from a blend of old vine Carignan, Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre, the 2015 is silkier and slightly lighter than previous vintages that I have offered (13.5% abv) but still relatively rich in style with striking aromatics, ripe red fruit, a soft spiciness, notes of garrigue and as usual that more-ish freshness. At £14.95 a bottle it is a very good buy.

    Although completely delicious now it will age well over the next 6 or so years if you can hold off. The winemaker reckons it would be particularly tasty with roast lamb or pigeon… both sound extremely good to me!

  • "Highly expressive nose, both brooding and elegant, with notes of plump red fruits, violets, minerals, pepper, smoke and tar. It's just as impressive to taste; elegant and full of grace, with bright acidity, a swathe of ripe tannins, an engaging mineral edge and a plethora of concentrated red fruits that remain well into the long finish." - Decanter Magazine on the 2012. Languedoc-Roussillon under £15 Regional Trophy Winner.

     

  • Alcohol: 13.5%

    Grapes: Carignan, Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre

    Appellation: Faugères AOP