During the 1970s, Jean Orliac had graduated from Montpellier's Agricultural College. He was a huge lover of rock climbing, high mountains and wild land. Then he discovered the Hortus and Pic Saint Loup cliffs forming a belt around the little Famb?tou coomb. All he found were abandoned land parcels and fallow ground, yet it seemed obvious to him that these scree covered slopes had huge potential. Thus it was that with huge enthusiasm, but with hardly a cent to his name, a story was born.
A big step up, the inky colored 2013 Pic Saint Loup Grande Cuvee is a smoking effort. Medium to full-bodied, ripe, supple and sexy, it?s loaded with notions of black raspberry, blackberry, crushed rock, smoked meats and licorice. Like a lot of 2013, it leans more towards the fresh, focused and elegant side of the spectrum, yet still has solid depth and richness.?Range:?91-93 points.