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Clos de l'Elu Anjou Magellan 2013


SKU 4995


The nose is very expressive, with fresh notes of wild fruits, blackcurrant and liquorice. Then spices take over, the palate delights with firm yet silky tannins. A wine that takes you out to sea! In its youth, the wine will go well with lean, full flavored meat (lamb, roe deer... ) or with duck breast with cherries. With age, it will marry better with more mature or marinated meat (wild boar, beef ...).
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Loire Valley
Appellation Anjou
Brand Clos de l'Elu
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateThe dark cherry-colored 2013 Anjou Village Magellan is 100% Cabernet Franc from 70-year-old vines on quartz and schist. Fermented for five weeks on the mash and then aged for 123 months in amphorae, the wine opens with a pure, ripe and spicy, remarkably fine dark berry and floral aroma, with finest slatey and peppery flavors. Full-bodied, enormously fine, pure and juicy, this is an intense and perfectly ripe, yet fresh and finesse-full Cabernet; it has silky tannins and a great balance. The finish is stimulatingly pure and salty, revealing a nice grip and a delicate mineral freshness. A beautiful red Anjou with a lot of Pinot-finesse and elegance.

Stephan Reinhardt, October 2016