2014closstemagcassis2014 Clos Ste Magdeleine, Cassis Blanc, Provence, France.
A perfect elixir and tonic for the worries of the world, this gorgeous Cassis certainly lights up any day or night, the Clos Ste Magdeleine 2014 shows a rich leesy depth to go with it’s dry crispy mineral charms and this blend of Clairette, Marsanne, Ugni Blanc and Rolle (Vermentino) really delivers class, elegance and poise in the glass, it’s lovely as can be. Bright with citrus and light applely fruits this vintage is stellar, it’s detail is charming, expressive and seriously focus with lemon/lime, nectarine, cool green melon and salty ocean mist and steely elements. This is a vibrant white that reflects it’s personality and terroir with verve and beauty, I could go for a lot more of this stuff, it opens to reveal a depth of flavors and length you might not expect, proving again and again what a great wine Cassis is! You are transported to the south of France and can see in your minds eye the warm of the days, the amazing blue of the sea and an inner peace wraps you up, I love this Clos Ste Magdeleine, it is even better with food and friends, drink this wonderful white over the next few years, best from now to 2020. One of the great wines of the world, Clos Ste Magdeleine is a fantastic producer, and Cassis, often overlooked is a remarkable region and the wines deserve repeated sampling, imported by Kermit Lynch, Clos Ste Magdeleine sells out fast, don’t miss this just released offering, it’s impressive and gloriously mind refreshing!
($30 Est.) 93+ Points, grapelive

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