Laudun Côtes-du-Rhône Villages, Château Courac 2015

Rhône

75cl bottle: £11.95

Case of 12 75cl bottles: £143.40

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A fantastic full-bodied red Rhône from the village of Laudun. 2015 was a great vintage in the Rhône resulting in generous, rich wines with spicy, dark fruit.
Syrah, grenache and mourvedre grapes combine to give this a lovely warmth for the autumn evenings. Lovely with any beef, lamb and hearty casseroles.
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Our Tasting Notes

I thought that this was a Châteauneuf when we first tasted it. A rich, soft and full red with spices and exceptional fruit flavours suitable for all occasions. A very complete wine that punches well above its appellation – and price!

Wine Data

Grape variety: Grenache, Syrah
Appellation: Côtes-du-Rhone Villages
Alcohol: 14%

About

Joséphine and Frédéric Arnaud took over this super property in 1995, and make wines of real depth, generosity and purity of fruit. Set high in the hills above the village of Tresques, to the north-west of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the Arnauds have 90 hectares of syrah, grenache and mourvedre vines from which they make their enduringly popular Laudun.

fromvineyardsdirect

"This is one of the best Côtes du Rhône reds I have ever tasted – full-flavoured with an elegance and purity that belies its humble appellation. Located in the relatively unknown Laudun district, it is made predominantly from the Grenache grape with a small amount of Syrah and Mourvèdre, which are also used in Châteauneuf-du-Pape; its grander and more expensive neighbour. The 2015 vintage is one of the most successful in the entire Rhône Valley and while it is in perfect form now, will certainly continue to improve for a few more years."
Bruce Palling, Wine Editor of The Week Wines View