Sinfully delicious Rex Mundi is adored by hundreds of fans of southern French reds, yet this anniversary edition takes its flavours to a new level. With Rolls Royce treatment from vine to bottle, Cuvée Cathare is rich, dark and deliciously indulgent.
"This wine is awesome!!!! Packed with intense flavours and a wonderful mouth feel"
Deep, dark and dangerously easily to drink, Rex Mundi Special Edition is a beguiling black beauty. It was created by Parker rated winemaker Hervé Sabardeil, whose lavish elixirs have been enchanting us for over a decade. It is a Syrah, Carignan and Grenache blend made from grapes taken from the very oldest vines – some over 100 years in age – grown on the finest slate soils of Maury in the Roussillon. As you might imagine yields are minute, which accounts for the depth of colour and intensity of flavour. Hervé aged half the wine in oak cask for six months to lend a luxurious layer of complexity. This is a powerful red, beautifully balanced and terrifically long with herbal spice nuances. Slips down nicely on its own, or with rich game pie.
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If you like Rex Mundi Cuvée Cathare 2016 but fancy trying something new, here's what our wine team recommend
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Next came the boffins, making all those numbers talk to each other. And then out pops the recommendation.
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Silver, Concours des Vins Lyon, 2018
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and fell in love with wine and the people who make it. When he borrowed a van to share their delicious wines with
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