PRE DEPARTURE OFFER Maison Blanche louis Rapin Montagne Saint Emilion 2001
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A PRE-DEPARTURE OFFER AND THE WINE ARRIVES IN AUSTRALIA IN JANUARY 2020 WHEN THE PRICE WILL RISE 20% ABOVE WHAT YOU CAN GET IT FOR HERE.
Louis Rapin 2001. Until the tasting in July I had only seen Louis Rapin as a young wine and had never bought it because it had been just too young to appreciate. But the 2001 was a revelation for me and a fascinating year that was somewhat overlooked in its youth because the wines were so strongly geared for the long haul. Louis Rapin 2001 still has a few layers of tannin left to peel off on its palate but the aromatics are fully liberated from their youthful fruitiness, a soaring potpourri of rose, cherry and citrus peel with a halo of earthy mature notes, and then a palate that is medium-full but tellingly firm down the spine, springing in its step. Drink now to 2030. Post-arrival price will be $144. Today's pre-departure price is $120*.