Domaine Gauby Vieilles Vignes Côtes du Roussillon Villages Red Rhone Blend 2007

$49.99

A small-production red discovery from the South of France - very little is imported to the US market so try it while it's still available!95 Points Robert Parker:  "Assembled into a foudre when I tasted it, the Gauby 2007 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Vieilles Vignes – relatively equally divided among Carignan, Grenache, and Syrah with a smaller amount of Mourvedre, and exposed to around 20% new wood – smells of thyme, rosemary, fennel, and tar, along with ripe black fruits. With a bitter edge to its almost severe palate concentration of cassis, blackberry, juniper berry, resinous herbs, licorice, and tar, this strikingly dense, palate-staining cuvee exhibits a juiciness of fresh fruits and exuberance, as well as a refinement of tannins, that distinguish all of the best recent Gauby wines, and that keep it from austerity. Nor – amid a virtual torrent of finishing fruit – is a diversity of impressions missing that, while hard-to-describe, can only be categorized as mineral. I would anticipate being rewarded by bottles of this for 12-15 years."

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Ratings on Delectable

Steve Matthiasson Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Matthiasson Wines

This one's a big boy, but not ponderous, lots of minerals and earth, mouth-filling soft texture, a great warming winter wine. The whole key to a warming winter wine is to have the dark richness, thickness, and density without the clumsy cloying headache-inducing heaviness that usually accompanies those characters. Weight without heaviness. Easier said than done. Somehow Gauby does it.

This one's a big boy, but not ponderous, lots of minerals and earth, mouth-filling soft texture, a great warming winter wine. The whole key to a warming winter wine is to have the dark richness, thickness, and density without the clumsy cloying headache-inducing heaviness that usually accompanies those characters. Weight without heaviness. Easier said than done. Somehow Gauby does it.

9.4

Gwen

At Le Coucou

At Le Coucou

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