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CUVÉE NICOLAS VIEILLES VIGNES GRENACHE NOIR 2018 IGP Côtes Catalanes
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer DOMAINE LAFAGE
Deep intense purple colour. Fairly intense, somewhat spicy, gently juicy, warm, ripe, Damson plum nose with some faintly bitter, crancherry, cedary notes. Dry, medium bodied, quite well structured, spicy, fairly intense, somewhat hot, plum-cherry flavours with a somewhat cedary, red-apple-tinged, high acid, minerally, still youthful finish. Try with a grilled skirt steak. This 100% Grenache has 15% alcohol and 4g/L residual sugar with lot number L20135A on the back label. The 2017 was released on June 8, 2019 at $19.95. CSPC 354191
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Gle Win
Country France
Region
Rating **/**+(88 points)
Dry, Youthful, Tangy
LCBO Text Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
TASTING NOTE: The 2018 Nicolas is 100% Grenache, still aging in a combination of demi-muids and tanks. There's a floral top note accenting ripe black cherries on the nose, while the palate is medium to full-bodied, supple and creamy, finally finishing with a touch of velvet and spice. It should be a beauty when released later in the year. Score - 90-92 (Joe Czerwinski, robertparker.com, April 30, 2019) Price $ 19.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - September 5, 2020
Cases bought 798 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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