2019 Cote à Cote & Estate Cuvée from L’Aventure
'The 2019s are some of the finest wines I’ve tasted at this estate & have a rare mix of power & vibrancy, with incredible aromatics & sensational purity & precision on the palate'
The Wine Advocate
This morning’s spot offer is a 100-point duo from L’Aventure estate in Paso Robles California, the ‘magical’ Cote à Cote and the flagship Estate Cuvée, described as ‘pure perfection’ by Jeb Dunnuck in the Wine Advocate.
Stephan Asseo, owner and winemaker at L’Aventure Winery is ‘without a doubt, one of the Central Coast superstars and one of the references in California” says Jeb Dunnuck. Stephan began making wine in Bordeaux, purchasing Chateau Fleur Cardinale Saint-Emilion Grand Cru. With a reputation as a maverick, he soon started to look beyond Bordeaux.
After a long search, Stephan found Paso Robles in California. The rolling topography of the Santa Lucia Mountain Range, the deep calcareous soils, and the maritime influence of the renowned Templeton Gap had the potential to craft some of the world’s greatest wines. He named his new project ‘L’Aventure’.
In a recent line-up of ‘Beyond Bordeaux’ releases in London, the L’Aventure wines impressed us with their class and elegance. Nuanced and gorgeous, the Cote à Cote 2019 is a blend of 34% Grenache, 34% Mourvèdre and 32% Syrah, while the concentrated yet, weightless Estate Cuvée (showing a little more structure perhaps) is a blend of 50% Syrah, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot. Both over deliver in our view.
Jeb Dunnuck’s scores were released overnight and are literally hot off the press. Demand is strong and quantities are limited – please contact us quickly to secure an allocation.
Purchase In Bond (ex duty & VAT)
2019 Cote à Cote, L’Aventure
£390 per 6 bottle OWC in bond
‘Another magical wine from this estate is the 2019 Côte à Côte, a blend of 34% each of Grenache and Mourvèdre, with the balance Syrah. Brought up in 29% new French oak, it boasts a dense purple color as well as incredible aromatics of blue fruits, smoked game, violets, black pepper, and spring flowers. One of those incredibly complex, nuanced wines that still brings depth and richness on the palate, it’s perfectly balanced, has ultra-fine tannins, and a gorgeous finish. It’s the finest vintage of Côte à Côte ever produced. Drink it over the coming 15+ years – Drink 2021-2037’ 100 points, Jeb Dunnuck – jebdunnuck.com
2019 Estate Cuvée, L’Aventure
£420 per 6 bottle OWC in bond
‘Pure perfection from Paso Robles, the 2019 Estate Cuvee checks in as 50% Syrah, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 15% Petit Verdot that was raised in 81% new French oak. Incredible cassis and black berry fruits as well as violets, chocolate, graphite, and who knows what else emerges from the glass, and it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a concentrated yet weightless mouthfeel, building tannins, and a great finish. It’s more seamless and approachable than the more backward, structured 2018 and will have two decades of prime drinking – Drink 2021-2041’ 100 points, Jeb Dunnuck – jebdunnuck.com
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