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LQLC Les 14 Quelles 2017

MOP 468.00

This limited-edition, flagship wine from John Malkovich’s Luberon estate is a surprising 60:40 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir. Complex and layered it lures you in with lush red and black fruit aromas, spice, leather, a whiff of smoke and floral top notes of violet, rose and geranium. Ageing in new French barriques for 12 months gives the palate a structured framework, but there’s really great balance here, with a velvety black fruit attack followed by a seam of freshness with red currants and red cherries, plus spicy herbal notes running onto the long finish. A wine to linger over or wait for.
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Ratings: DECANTER 95
Grape: 14% ABV. 60% Cabernet Sauvignon/ 40% Pinot Noir.

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A personal project of actor John Malkovich, “”Les Quelles de La Coste”” is made from grapes grown on the family estate in Vaucluse, Luberon AOC that Malkovich owns with his long-term partner, film director Nicoletta Peyran. Despite owning the 10ha estate since the mid-1980s, Malkovich and Peyran only decided to plant vines in 2008. When they first bought it there were already farmers working some of the land. Eventually the farmers retired but the land was looking so unkempt that they decided to do finally something with it.

Much like the idiosyncratic roles and films he is known for – including playing a version of himself in the Spike Jonze film “”Being John Malkovich”” – the actor made a left-field choice when it came to deciding what vines to plant. In an area best known for its Mourvèdre and Grenache, he chose Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir.

Vines are planted at low density: 4000 per HA on parcels of land of clayey silt terroir, site of an ancient lake, characterized by deep soil where the Pinot Noir can develop without suffering from the high summer temperatures. It gives a rich, but fresh fruity taste of cherry, long lasting flavours, soft and smooth tannins. The grapes are harvested by hand in order to produce the highest quality possible.