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92pts - Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate
"A killer value is the 2014 Les Planels. Made from Syrah, Carignan & Grenache that was completely destemmed (as are all of the releases form Chateau Maris), it shows a darker, smokier profile to go with notions of cassis, scorched earth, graphite & earth on the nose. Aged 12 months in barrel, followed by six months in concrete, it has solid mid-palate density, nicely integrated acidity, excellent overall balance & a clean, dry finish..." - Robert Parker
This 17th Century estate was purchased by the Baroness Philippine de Rothschild and her two sons in 1998 and has since undergone extensive renovation. Located in the Saint Polycarp commune near the town of Limoux in the Aude Valley district of the Languedoc Roussillon, the estate has 118 hectares under vine and made up predominately with red varietals, Grenache, Syrah and Malbec from the Mediterranean and Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon from the Atlantic. In 2003 the wine was awarded the status of AOC Limoux. 2008 saw the first vintage of the 2nd wine la Capitalle de Baron'arques and in 2009 the first vintage of Le Chardonnay de Baron'arques was produced from the 3 hectares of Chardonnay planted. All the wines at the estate are under the direct supervision of the Chateau Mouton Rothschild technical team and proudly take their place among the elite brands of Baron Philippe de Rothschild.