This fine, juicy, well-priced Cabernet Sauvignon shows just what the Languedoc-Roussillon is capable of.
The Languedoc-Roussillon produces fantastic, modern-style wines at exceptional prices, and Domaine de Saissac Cabernet Sauvignon is no exception. A long-time favourite of Corney & Barrow, Domaine de Saissac is a small wine estate on the banks of the historic Canal du Midi. Concentrated and balanced with delicate, cedar-spice notes.
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2008, Dry, Full bodied, 13%, Cork
"This is the kind of wine that wine trade types - including posh merchant Corney & Barrow - like to call "modern", which generally tends to mean it tastes more like something from the New World than Europe. That's half-true here: it's a ripe cabernet sauvignon grown in a warm climate (the Languedoc), but while it may not be exactly what you'd expect from traditional France, its lovely pure cassis and supple tannins are nonetheless irresistible."
The Celliers Jean d’Alibert is one of the oldest-established and most quality-focused wineries in France’s warm, sunny Languedoc region, and has worked with Corney & Barrow for many years. Jean d’Alibert unites several tiny vi