TOB exclusive import: le Mas des Flauzieres Ventoux WHITE 2016
Le Mas des Flauzières white 2016 from Ventoux.
45% Roussanne, 45% Clairette, and 10% Viognier.
This wine completely wrong-footed me. When I saw the vintage was 2016 I assumed it would be over-the-hill but it turns out it is in its prime and cutting loose. The aromatics are utterly beautiful with notes of honey, lime marmalade, caramel, and even botrytis, so much so that I thought this might have been a sweet white wine - but I couldn't have been more wrong. The palate is as dry, fine, and edgy as they come with remarkable flavour follow-through, spice, chalky grip, incredible length and texture. At just 12% this is light to medium-bodied and a white wine drinking dream. It's an unusual proposition in many ways but hugely overdelivers on any faith shown to it.
Drink now to 2024.
*Post-arrival price will be $30.95 in any dozen. Today's pre-departure offer price is $24.95 per bottle.