2017 Domaine of the Bee

Retail
£25.00
Member
£20.00
Case
£150.00
Case (Member)
£120.00
Varieties
Grenache
Carignan
Vintage
2017
Country
France
Region
Roussillon
Alcohol
14.9%
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2019 - 2029

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Awards

Title
Top 100 Award
Year
2020
Event
The Wine Merchant Magazine 'Top 100' Award
Title
Silver Medal
Year
2020
Event
London Wine Competition
Description

The biggest, more concentrated Bee that we have made - absolutely bursting with blackberry, fennel and dark damson and black cherry, and but also very smooth and lusciously rich

Eyes

A deep black red

Nose

Vibrant black fruit nose, with a spicebox of vanilla and cinnamon and wafts of rosemary.

Mouth

This is a turbo-charged, super-ripe, smooth, rich and complex wine of great intensity.

Body

full

Winemaking Notes

All are grapes for Domaine of the Bee were hand harvested, and then hand-sorted at the winery to ensure we only chose the healthiest and ripest grapes. The first Carignan to be picked is fermented in a stainless steel tank, except for 5 barrels-worth which was cold-macerated, as was all of the Grenache in upturned demi-muids (500L barrels) with the ends taken out, before being warmed up, inoculated with yeast, and gently punched down 2-3 times a day. After pressing, all of the wine was drained into a mixture of 500L and 225L barrels, approximately a quarter of which are new, and left to mature for 14 months.

Growing Conditions

One of those rare years that delivered both exceptional quality and above-average quantity. The wines have been fruit-forward from the moment the grapes were picked at full ripeness.

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Reviews

Tom Cannavan
Tom Cannavan's Wine-pages.com - Professional
https://wine-pages.com/tasting-articles/domaine-of-the-bee/

July 22, 2019 23:00

A blend of Carignan and Grenache, matured in a mix of 500L and 225L barrels, a quarter new, for 14 months. This is a big powerhouse wine with 15% abv and plenty of structure and depth, yet the nose is not without perfume, delicate rose and bergamot, spices and tobacco atop the black fruits. In the mouth a rich and substantial wine, the creamy-smooth tannins just edging the sumptuous, sweetly ripe black fruit. Plum-skins and cherry pits in the dry acidity add to the savoury character in a cracking wine – writ large. £20 for Bee subscribers.

93

Johnny Ray
The Spectator - Professional
https://life.spectator.co.uk/articles/wines-of-the-week-try-a-summery-white-port/

July 16, 2019 23:00

"…..their flagship red, the stunning, rich, concentrated Grenache/Carignan blend that is the 2017 Domaine of the Bee (£25)"

Susie Barrie MW

July 25, 2019 23:00

Rich, bold and inky, this densely textured red certainly packs a punch. There’s a whiff of heady garrigue here along with wild black fruits and dark chocolate overtones in this multi-layered and powerful wine. One to sip and savour with a bbq’d leg of rosemary and garlic-infused lamb.

Tamlyn Currin
Jancisrobinson.com - Professional

July 19, 2019 23:00

Grenache and Carignan from Maury, near Roc de l’Abeille (Rock of the Bee). Hand-picked in October, skin maceration. Aged in small barrels for a year. Back label suggests that you decant for a couple of hours before serving.
Explosively ripe, purple-berried nose with just a touch of chargrill. Fresh black figs and fresh damsons and mulberry syrup in a heady cocktail of delicious, velvety, seductive ripeness with a touch of Turkish coffee lurking in the background. And then you feel that throat-warming alcohol that warns you not to quaff this by the glassful! Which is hard. This is a dragon of a wine, powerful and dangerously alcoholic, but sitting over a pile of glowing, jewelled fruit

16.5

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