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Chateau de la Negly Villamanda Languedoc Rouge 2018  - First Bottle


94 Jeb Dunnuck -
The 2018 Languedoc shows a ripe, modern, yet incredibly impressive style. Based on Syrah, Grenache, and Carignan, its inky purple hue is followed by a powerful nose of ripe black and blue fruits, smoked herbs, vanilla oak, and assorted chocolaty nuances. Gorgeous on the palate, it's full-bodied, has a plush, round, satisfying mouthfeel, ripe tannins, and a great finish. This beauty is drinking beautifully today yet will no doubt evolve for another decade in cold cellars.
95 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate -
Aged two years in demi-muid, the 2018 Languedoc Villamanda comes from a separate property. It's a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan, with this vintage including a small bit of Mourvèdre. The cedar and vanilla notes are really plush and well integrated into the plum and blackberry fruit, merging seamlessly with dried-spice nuances. Full-bodied, velvety and long, it's another winning wine from the team at Negly.

Technical Details

  • BlendRhone Blends
  • WinemakerClaude Gros
  • CountryFrance
  • RegionLanguedoc-Roussillon
  • AppellationLanguedoc-Roussillon
  • Alcohol15.5%

Chateau de la Negly Villamanda Languedoc Rouge 2018

Rhone Blends  |  France
WA95, JD94

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Just in case you DON’T know the Chateau de la Negly wines - brace yourself! Everything they do is stunning! 94, 95-97+...these are huge scores from top critics – yet, because the vineyards aren’t from a well-known spot like the Rhone, the wines are unbelievably well-valued. Super-limited, we only have a few cases of each! Don’t delay!

The Chateau was built in the 18th century and was originally named d'Anceley; in 1807 the name changed to Negly. Many families have owned this historic estate over the centuries but with the arrival of Jean Paux-Rosset in 1992, the wines began their elevation to premier level status. Superstar winemaker Claude Gros guides the ship on these beauties and they are frankly stunning wines. Jeb Dunnuck knows what a talent he is, describing him as "one of the most talented, yet least known top consultants in the wine world today."

About the Producer

The Chateau de la Negly is located in the Languedoc, overlooking the Mediterranean, in the exceptional terroir of La Clape. They original Negly vineyard spanned 123 acres on clay limestone soils which gives Negly its signature palate impact and broad shoulders. In 2006 they acquired the neighboring 62 acres on alluvial sand and sandstone soils which was replanted and now is farmed sustainably and by hand. Consultant Claude Gros has further refined the work in the cellar it's not a mystery why La Negly is the top of the class in Southern France.