Elian da Ros "le Vin est un Fete" Rouge, 2018, 750ml
This wine is a party.
This soulful handmade claret hails from the Côtes du Marmandais. Having stayed mostly off the radar of wine lovers, collectors, and import markets, Marmandais remains one of the greatest untapped bastions of unparalleled value for Bordeaux style blends.
Elian is the front runner.
And his stellar work has garnered him a cult following among Parisian restaurateurs.
Aromatically stunning: fresh cherries, leather, spices, and stone. On the palate this wine is a righteous back and fourth of mouth-coating cassis and generous bing cherry—a concentration of fruit that is just coated in leafy sous bois, fresh mushrooms, white truffles, cedar, and graphite mineral. Marked generous layer of velvety tannin. Just delightful.
40% Cabernet Franc, 40% Abouriou (macerated carbonically), and 20% Merlot