M. Gassier Nostre Pais Costières De Nîmes 2011

Red Blend Red Blend
Rhone, France

$22.95 (295410)

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September 14, 2013

Community Reviews (2)

Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

This blend from the estimable Michel Gassier starts off with aromas of concentrated red berries before it reveals itself to be at one with its Southern Rhône (once Midi) origins. While it remains bright and fruity, the deeper complexity comes from notes of cassis, dried herbs, rocky minerality, white pepper, spice, and even a mild lactic element, the texture turning somewhat creamy, with an accent of fresh Provençal herbs emerging on the palette. Very much a wine that feels like it's from a geographic crossroads, which it is, mixing elegance and rusticity. A major success and fantastic value.

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Michael Valaitis
Michael Valaitis

Very new world in style but still expressive of GSMCC blend. The nose immediately spoke of GSM but one might think from S. Africa or Auz because of the abundance of ripe fruit and lack of garrigue, The palate is tells the same story of massive candied fruit - strawberry, raspberry and plum. After hours of opening some coffee and cocoa emerge. Fairly ripe and non aggressive tannin with medium acidity, fruity but very warm finish. Fans of Cali and Aussie fruit bombs will enjoy as this is a blockbuster at 15% alc. Enjoy on a first date. Tasted Sept '13

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