This wine exudes very forward fruit, and is a terrific example of super-ripe, old-vine Grenache displaying characteristics of cherries and blackberries along side of the classic Provençal spice and herb notes.
Smoked herbs, tobacco, and truffle are all present in this upfront, fruit driven profile. This lovely wine contains spices, licorice, violet and leather aromas, blackberry and raspberry fruits. This is medium-bodied.
Wine Advocate: 90
“Another terrific wine is the 2013 Trassegum Costières de Nîmes, made from 50% Syrah, 25% Mourvèdre and 25% Carignan that was aged a month in barrel followed by six months in concrete. It has lots of chocolatey dark fruits, asphalt, plum
“A step up in price over the Les Cimels, the 2013 La Bolida Costières de Nîmes is a Mourvèdre-dominated blend (10% Grenache) that sees 12 months in 300-liter barrels before bottling. Inky-colored, medium to full-bodied, textured and with moderate mi
“The 2011 Costieres De Nimes La Bolida (almost all Mourvedre) is a deep, structured and brooding effort that offers notions of graphite, leather, scorched earth and smoky black fruits on both the nose and palate. Medium to full-bodied, with good
“The smaller production 2014 Qu'Es Aquo Costières de Nîmes is a beauty! Made from very old vine Carignan and fermented and aged in old barrels, it has terrific purity in its ripe black cherry, leather, dried earth and spice aromas and flavors. The p
80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Cinsault and 5% Mourvèdre. Layers of dark berry fruits, dark tree fruits, cassis and wild flowers on the nose. Dark berries balance perfectly with a light minerality to coat the mouth with a full body richness t
Wine Advocate: 93
80% Grenache and 20% Syrah. This really rich, amle and complex wine is redolent of ripe fruit. Ambitious, with dark ganache and bacon-accented toast flavors out front, followed by roasted fig, plum and blackberry fruit. Notes of singe
Wine Spectator: 90
2012 La Rosine Syrah VDP is 100% Syrah that was brought up in mostly older barrels. It’s a beautiful wine that, unsurprisingly, bares more than a passing resemblance to a high-quality Côte Rôtie from the southern part of the appellatio
Wine Spectator: 91
Singed bay and savory notes lead the way, adding good energy to the core of black cherry and steeped plum fruit. An iron hint laces up the finish, lending this a racy feel overall. Nicely done. Drink now through 2018. 500 cases importe
Domaine du Père Pape is a solid yet ambitious wine that will happily keep for years. It has a complex bouquet made up of a blend of cooked woodland berries, cocoa and spices. Its warm taste reveals the underlying tannins, delicate and dense
Wine Advocate: 91
“A blend of Grenache and Mourvedre, offers beautiful aromatics of black cherry, new leather, licorice and hints of vanilla-laced spice. This flows to a medium to full-bodied, rich, layered and beautifully fruited Châteauneuf du Pape that
“Showing similar to last year, the 2013 Chateauneuf du Pape la Crau de la Mere (60% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre and 10% Syrah) is a nicely concentrated, medium-bodied and balanced 2013 that shows the cooler style of the vintage in its peppery, violet, m
A blend of 70% Mourvedre, 20% Grenache and 10% Syrah, it possesses a modern, yet gorgeous, profile with big blackberry, cassis, roasted meats, tree bark and licorice aromas and flavors all soaring from the glass.