Clos de l'Elu Anjou Magellan 2013
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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.