15.5/20 Bettane & Desseauve
RVF (Revue du Vin de France) 17,5/20
IN AN OXYGEN-POOR ENVIRONMENT IN NEW BARRELS (20%) FOR 18 MONTHS
20% of VINTAGE in hommage to CHARLES DUPUY(is matured for 18 months in new oak. This wine expresses its originality via its surprising nose of black truffles, black berry jam, caramel, pepper and spices. This offering boasts impregnating, acidulated and dazzling sugary notes. The mineral tannins offer good balance on the finish.
With a lamb cooked slowly for 7 hours, or a wild boar stew with citrus flavors.
ROBERT PARKER 92 POINTS
Made in temperature-controlled wooden vat.
Alcoholic fermentation at 25° C. Halfway through, extra alcohol was added (mutage) directly onto the fruit and the whole was left to steep for 20 to 30 days.
The fortification technique involves the addition of alcohol to the grape must, in view of blocking a wine’s fermentation. asphyxiated, the yeasts stop their activity, thereby allowing the end product to conserve part of its untransformed nature sugar.
MAS AMIEL adds that special touch by fortifying at just the right moment with just the right amount of alcohol. Both of these in-house secrets influence the typical style and balance of the estate’s fortified wines.