Andremily Mourvèdre 2019 (75 cl)
Average review rating: 98,6
Robert Parker: 100 Dunnuck : 100 TWI ( Lisa Perrotti Brown) : 100 Vinous: 95 Cellar Tracker : 97,8
The best American Mourvèdre to date. With a tribute to Jacques Perrin de Beaucastel, one of the two best Mourvèdre in the world
Blueberry, Lavender, Violet emerge from the glass, but what characterizes this wine are the scents of earth, forest, smoked meat, iron and pepper, lifted by mint and coffee.
On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, lightly chaining layers of dark fruit entwined in tannins that are already almost completely melted and leading to a long, fragrant finish.
Robert Parker: 100/100
The 2019 Mourvèdre is perhaps the best example I have tasted of this varietal - and it is unquestionably one of the best examples of varietal Mourvèdre from the United States. This vintage is blended with 18% Syrah and 1% Viognier and was made with 75% whole bunches. Fruit is sourced from Alta Mesa Vineyard, Bien Nacido Vineyard and Larner Vineyard in Santa Barbara County and G2 Vineyard in Paso Robles. It was aged for around 21 months in 50% new French barrels and 600-litre demi-muids and 50% used barrels. Deep ruby in color, it offers slow-opening aromas of blueberry liqueur, violets, lavender and turbulent earth with hints of forest floor, mint leaves and coffee beans. The full-bodied palate explodes with layers upon layers of nuanced blue fruit, with savory undertones that hint at evolution as it matures in bottle. It has abundant, finely grained tannins, bursts of fresh acidity highlighting its floral scent, and a very long, layered finish. Bottled on August 7, 2021 and tasted on May 25, 2022, around 490 cases and a few magnums are available. It will be sold as part of a three-bottle box set, while the magnums will be sold in a box set with Andremily No. 8 from 2019. No. 8 2019 is a blend of 88% Syrah, 9% Mourvèdre and 3% Viognier, made with 45% whole bunches. The fruit comes from several vineyards, including White Hawk, Larner, Harrison-Clarke and Alta Mesa. It was aged for 22 months in 65% new French barrels and 35% used barrels. Opaque ruby-purple in color, it overflows with the pure scents of blueberry liqueur, black cherry jam, anise, coffee beans and the scent of soaring violets. The palate is full-bodied and powerful, with a firm backbone of rounded tannins, light bursts of fresh acidity and a very long, very fragrant finish. This structured but elegant Syrah offers many latent accents that suggest further development in the bottle, and this wine will keep for a very long time in the cellar. 840 cases and a few magnums were produced. It will be sold as part of a box of three bottles, and the magnums will be sold as part of a box with the 2019 Mourvèdre Andremily.
Erin Brooks - 31 Mai 2022
TWI (Lisa Perrotti Brown) : 100/100
The 2019 Mourvèdre is a blend of 81% Mourvèdre, 18% Syrah and 1% Viognier, from the Alta Mesa (Santa Barbara County), Bien Nacido (Santa Maria), Larner (Ballard Canyon) and G2 (Ballard Canyon). The wine was vinified using 75% whole bunches and aged for approximately 21 months in new French oak barrels and 600 liter demi-muids and 50% used French barrels.
Deep garnet in color, this wine has closed down slightly since I last tasted it a year ago. It features a complex array of flavors of ground coffee, garrigue, charcuterie, crushed rocks and black olives over a background of blueberry jam and blueberry compote. The dense, full-bodied palate is tight, with layers of bright black and blue fruit, supported by firm, grainy tannins and a lively spine, and ends in a long, mineral finish. This is one of the greatest examples of Mourvèdre in the world - simply stunning! 490 cases and a few magnums were produced.
Lisa Perrotti Brown - 7 September 2022
Jeb Dunnuck : 100/100
The 2019 Mourvèdre is heavenly juice and you won't find a better example of this strain. Exhilarating notes of white pepper, red and black fruits, charcuterie, sandalwood and leather soar from the glass, and it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, perfect balance, ultra-fine tannins and a superb final. The mouthfeel, balance and length of this wine are simply astounding, and you should beg, borrow or steal to try it.
Jeb Dunnuck – August 29, 2022
Vinous : (93-95)/100
Mourvèdre 2019 is a real concentrate of power. Inky and explosive, the 2019 envelops the palate with noticeable depth, burying around 75% whole clusters. The flavors are incredibly primal at this point, yet the potential here is obvious. Pieces of Syrah and Viognier complete the blend. Aging is expected to last 21 months in equal parts new and used French oak barrels.
Antonio Galloni - June 2021