Domaines Bournet-Lapostolle 2019 Clos du Lican

$ 129.99

Casa Lapostolle's Clos Apalta is regarded by many as one of the best wines produced in Argentina, if not all of South America.  Clos du Lican is their newest project and 2019 is the inaugural release. Taylor's is one of the few places in the USA to get an allocation of this amazing wine.

98 points James Suckling
Intense and heady nose of black fruit, black truffles, peppered meat, mahogany, mocha and grilled herbs. Some burnt caramel, too. It’s full-bodied with a rich, plush and creamy palate. So much to offer. Velvety, polished tannins. Hot chocolate marries savory meat. Delicious finish. Big and generous. A new and exciting single-vineyard 100% syrah. Drink or hold.

96 points Jeb Dunnuck
All Syrah that spent 23 months in new barrels, the 2019 Clos Du Lican is a gorgeous effort that brings solid depth and richness, yet it's the purity and finesse, as well as the quality of the tannins, that really set it apart. Revealing a deeper ruby/purple hue as well as lots of blackberry and mulberry fruits, it has perfectly integrated oak, medium to full body, silky tannins, and just a complex, incredibly impressive bouquet of peppery herbs, sandalwood, violets, and baking spices. Despite solid levels of ripeness (the alcohol is over 15%), it has a terrific sense of freshness, and again, the purity and balance are something to behold. This gorgeous Syrah will evolve for 15+ years. Drink 2022 - 2038.