clos adrien 2016
90% Syrah, 10% Garnacha Tinta
Colour: Deep, intense, brilliant dark red, almost black.
Nose: Expressive and highly complex with a lot of style, nearly graphite, with both floral and fruity notes of violet, dark fruit conserve, fig and notes of caramel and cocoa bean, almost liquorice stick, vanilla, tobacco, toasted bread.
Palate: Structured and complex, big and dense with noticeable but silky tannins. A mouth-watering palate with very fine tannins, bordering on iodised, and spicy with aromas of liquorice, cocoa and even violets and red and black fruits, almost caramelised, which last a long time in the mouth.
Clos Adrien 2016 is ideal for game served in a sauce and also pairs well with a good piece of beef.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 16°C
TIME DECANTED: unnecessary, although it can be decanted between 30 minutes and 2 hours before tasting.
POTENTIAL FOR AGEING: 10 to 15 years
PRIZES: CLOS ADRIEN 2007: 92 PARKER; CLOS ADRIEN 2008: 93 TIM ATKIN; CLOS ADRIEN 2009: WineUpClub 92.38; CLOS ADRIEN 2009: AMERICA EXPRESS TOWER CLUB WINE AWARDS GOLD & BEST; CLOS ADRIEN 2009: WSA WINE CHALLENGE 2014: SILVER; CLOS ADRIEN 2010 : 91,31 GOLD TASTE WINE UP CLUB 2016; CLOS ADRIEN 2011: DECANTER 2015 BRONZE; CLOS ADRIEN 2013: IWSC 2017 SILVER; CLOS ADRIEN 2013 : DECANTER 93 SILVER