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Roquebrun Seigneur d'Aupenac (Magnum) 2018

St-Chinian-Roquebrun AOC

A rare opportunity to get this limited edition Réserve red from Roquebrun. It's one of two standout cru appellations of Saint-Chinian. So good, its wines matures magnificently for years. Delicious now with intense cassis, wild herbs and spice length.

Beyond the Label

Tasting notes

Velvety, with dense black fruit, herbs and spice, smooth tannins

Aroma

Sweet, ripe blackcurrant and damson, with wild herbs, spice

Allergy information

Contains sulphites

Roquebrun Seigneur d'Aupenac (Magnum) 2018

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  • 14.0% ABV
  • 21.0 Units
  • 1500.00 ml
  • 31 December, 2034

It's not often that truly great wines drop into a wine merchant's lap. Stationed in southern France, our buyer, Mark, heard rumour that magnums of the top wine from the great Roquebrun cellar were being sold off. That wine is the superb, limited-edition Seigneur d'Aupenac. Every vintage, this small premium village cellar, with its fine schist soils and high, southfacing slopes, holds back a few hundred magnums for use in shows and dinners. With the departure of Alain, their award-winning winemaker, the cellar agreed to sell the back vintages and Mark, without hesitation, said we'd take the lot. Made from Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre, the 2018 has complex notes of cassis, damson, herbs and spice. Delicious now, but decant early; or cellar.

"These magnums are the finest examples of that style that I have ever enjoyed. Decant early or keep" Mark Hoddy
Buyer for southern France
Map showing St-Chinian-Roquebrun AOC
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