Michel Gassier 2011 ‘Lou Coucardie’ Rouge
60% Mourvedre, 30% Grenache, 10% Syrah | Alc: 15.5% – Big and Bold
Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France
Gassier 2011 ‘Lou Coucardie’ Rouge’s dark color, almost black, announces a wine of great concentration. Powerful and extremely complex, the nose displays a wide array of aromas such as dark berries, spices, eucalyptus and vanilla welded in great harmony. Rich and velvety, without being heavy, this wine pulls its finish in a aerial display of fresh fruits and ripe tannins.
“The richest and most concentrated cuvee, the 2011 Costieres De Nimes Lou Coucardie, which was bottled earlier in the year, offers up aromas and flavors of ripe black fruits, chocolate, graphite, licorice and hints of smoked herbs. A blend of 48% Mourvedre, 30% Grenache and 22% Syrah that spent 12-18 months in French oak, it is a serious, layered and textured effort that was hard to spit. While hard to resist now, it should have a broad drink window as well.” 93 pts – Wine Advocate
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