2017 Chateau Auzias Prestige Cabardes

2017 Chateau Auzias Prestige Cabardes

Romain Cauvin

"An awesome, juicy and bright wine, to smash any day, any time!"

Romain Cauvin

Johan Axlund

"Bright and lively, with pepper and red berry character."

Johan Axlund

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Romain Cauvin

"An awesome, juicy and bright wine, to smash any day, any time!"

Romain Cauvin

Johan Axlund

"Bright and lively, with pepper and red berry character."

Johan Axlund

43% off RRP
$17.99 per bottle
Bottles
4 payments of $4.50 with More info
Taste Guarantee
Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
On orders Over $300*
Felix Gentle

"Ripe plum fruits, with dark berries and licorice spice. The palate is silky and savoury with fine-grained tannins and nice finish."

Felix Gentle


Sarah Linhart

"Nice bramble fruits and savoury black olive notes. A food wine."

Sarah Linhart

From the beautiful, almost unknown appellation of Cabardes, deep in southern France just outside of Carcassonne, comes a wine that is every bit the cult red wine of the future - the 98 point scoring, all-conquering 2017 Chateau Auzias Prestige Cabardes.

We first spotted this unique blend of Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Grenache after it swept the floor at the Decanter Asia Wine Awards, winning the Platinum medal, Best in Show and scoring a stonking 98 points. 

Finally, when a bottle arrived it was our dreams come true. It is glorious! As the Decanter Asia judges note, this is an absolute surprise packet:

'The formerly little-known appellation of Cabardès made it into our Decanter World Wine Awards 'Best in Show' selection in London in spring 2018, and now the AOP has done it again, with yet another outstanding effort, this time impressing our Asian judges. This blend of 60% Cabernet Franc with 30% Syrah and 10% Grenache is saturatedly black-red in colour, surrendering fresh, floral aromas backed by enticing black-raspberry and mulberry fruits. On the palate, the wine is deep yet full of lively charm, perfectly summarising the 'crossover' appeal of this appellation, which lies half-way between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Fine-grained tannins and lacy, billowing acidity carry that raspberry/mulberry fruit all the way to a fresh, graceful finish. Cabernet Franc fans should seek it out. Drink 2018-2026'

Expert Reviews

98 points - Decanter

Tech stuff

14.5
Languedoc-Roussillon
2017
Cork
Cellar to 2029
750ml

Light

Full

How's it taste?

Deep ruby purplish. Bouquet of power and complexity rare, revealing subtle aromas of cassis, blackberry, vanilla, with toasty notes and floral nuances. Silky and elegant wine with range in the mouth. The finale of great wine with a nice sweet tannins and delicate this wine makes a great wine for aging

How was it made?

Crafted from 30 year old vines from clay limestone covered with pebbles. 60% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Franc, 10% Grenache Noir.

Who made it?

For now more than 20 years, this family estate is running by Dominique Auzias. Dominique is the famous founder of the Petit Futé Guides, the worldwide leader of travel books. Since he started to manage the family estate after 4 generations, he improved quality and distribution. Chateau Auzias is now distributed in more than 30 countries.

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