2018 Domaine Clavel Pic St. Loup "Bonne Pioche"
PRIMA Notes: We were especially taken with the 2018 Clavel Pic St. Loup ‘Bonne Pioche’, predominantly Syrah with a touch of Mourvedre and Grenache, aged for 14 months in both oak barrels and concrete eggs. The cuvée name, ‘Bonne Pioche’, translates to ‘Good Pick’, which it certainly is. The wine has everything you expect in a savory Syrah from the sunny south; exotic bouquet, dark fruit, rustic spices and rich tannins. Despite all that, it’s surprising ‘gulpable’, especially with highly seasoned Rack of Lamb.