Les Halos De Jupiter Costières De Nîmes 2012, Ac

Rhone South Rhone-South
Rhone, France

$17.95 (309153)

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November 22, 2014

Critic Reviews (2)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a rather pretty, savoury red with licorice, pepper and some meatiness atop black olive/fig fruit. Typical...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Dark ruby in colour, the 2012 Les Halos de Jupiter Costières di Nîmes displays decent notes of spicy strawberries,...

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Community Reviews (3)

Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

A fabulous value from Costières de Nîmes, an earthy/savoury Grenache blend with predominant notes of smoked/roasted meat (even a whiff of bacon) and local herbs, and so very much a product of the region. The fruit is a bit suppressed, but there's fig and other darker fruit in there, as well as raspberry, with added complexity, and warmth, coming from cinnamon and pepper. Unfortunately, it ends fairly quickly on the palette, the flavours just evaporating, replaced with a mild astringency, but this is still a very absorbing wine that points to what Grenache can achieve in this part of the world.

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It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

An easy-drinking Costières de Nîmes red. Red fruits, supported by hints of herbs, olives and pepper. Fine authenticity (terroir, baby, terroir!). Yeah, it's a bit short on the finish but exactly the kind of wine it is meant to be - pure pleasure.

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Stephan W
Stephan W

Very decent Grenache-based blend for the price. Tasted June 2015.

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