MCF Rare Wine

Yup, Another Drop from Elian Da Ros...
The longer I do this, and the more times I write up a particular producer, the more I realize that I'm running out of things to say about said producer.

I'm not sure how I'd determine exactly which producer I have this 'problem' with the most, but Elian Da Ros is definitely up near the top.

Ever since my first offering of these wines back in 2015, I've tried my very best to communicate both how special they are and strongly I feel about them.

The superlatives have been plentiful, but I'm also acutely aware that too many superlatives can eventually lead to eye rolls from readers.

The fact remains, however, that I still do think his wines are both highly delicious and very special.

At this point, so many of you are on the Da Ros train that I guess I don't need to say all that much about them...

For those of you who aren't familiar with them, you can read about them HERE, and/or HERE...

...and bask in my past superlatives...

...and hopefully not roll your eyes...


Outre Rouge Rose 2021 - dark rosé of mostly Abouriou and 5% each Malbec/Cab Franc/Syrah.  Zippy, herbaceous and highly aromatic.

Abouriou Rouge 2021 - made entirely of the indigenous Abouriou grape, and vinified semi-carbonic, this is deep, dark & punchy, yet also surprisingly light on its feet.  Perhaps the most unique wine in his lineup.

Chante Coucou 2020 -  one of the two 'vin de garde' of Elian's lineup (the other one is below), the Chante Coucou is 50% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20$ Malbec and 10% Syrah.  In this 2020 vintage, the Coucou is especially friendly in its dark, deeply mineral profile, yet it still has all of the stuffing to sit for a decade.

Clos Baquey 2018 - the top, single site wine of Da Ros, the Clos Baquey is 35% each of Cab Franc and Merlot, and 15% each of Abouriou and Cabernet Sauvignon.  This is a seriously complex red that perfectly encapsulates both the terroir of the Marmandais and Elian's style.  It spends three years in barrel and an additional year in bottle before being released, but it's still youthful right now, though it's also immensely enjoyable.

Coucou Blanc 2021 - perhaps our favorite wine in this release is the '21 Coucou Blanc, a mesmerizing blend of 60% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Sauvignon Gris and 30% Sémillon.  Part waxy White Bordeaux and part floral Alsatian white, with a nutty, honeyed, almost Chenin-like texture, this is a gloriously complex wine for the money.  Grab some decadent cheeses and have yourself a night, I say.

You may order by calling 212.255.8870.

Matt Franco
MCF Rare Wine, Ltd
249 West 13th Street NYC 10011

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