Domaine Du Clos Gautier Cuvée Emile 2008, Ac Côtes De Provence

Red Blend Red Blend
Provence, France

$24.95 (374330)

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May 10, 2014

Critic Reviews (2)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Here's a fine, fragrant, engaging syrah-grenache blend from the Côtes de Provence, chock-full of lavender, wild...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is quite light bodied, but well balanced, firm and nicely lifted with classic south of France syrah-based smoked...

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Community Reviews (2)

Adam
Adam

Great fruit and complexity in a finely balanced and very quaffable red.

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

With its meaty-herbal profile, this Syrah-Grenache blend from Provence could easily pass for a wine from Languedoc, say, from La Clape. There isn't all that much fruit, unfortunately, and so the dominant notes are limited to smoked meat, local herbs, black pepper, pine resin, and leather, though there's a sour edge that emerges on the palette, and with time raspberry and blackberry make their presences known. It's not an altogether unappealing effort, and the savoury qualities make it quite food-friendly, but it lacks finesse and charm, and ultimately that meaty-herbal profile proves limited.

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