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NOSTRE PAÏS 2018 AP Costières de Nîmes
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer MICHEL GASSIER
A truly great red Rhone, especially for only $23.95 Fairly deep intense purple colour. Delicious, spicy, intense, ripe, plummy-raspberry puree nose with some floral aas well as complex cedary notes. Dry, medium-full bodied, well structured, spicy, intense, ripe plum-cherry-raspberry puree flavours with a lingering, high acid, faintly smoky, cedary, tangy finish. Quite ready-to-drink but will hold well for several years. Brilliantly made: manual harvest with sorting - 1/3 whole cluster and 2/3 whole berries without adding SO2 followed up by 12 month barrel aging in 2-to-3-year-old French oak for 6 months with malolactic lees for 50% of the wine and the balance concrete tank! This extremely tasty organic blend of 50% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Mourvèdre, 5% Carignan and 5% Cinsault has 15% alcohol and 3 g/L residual sugar with lot number L21/068 on the lower part of the glass bottle (March 9, 2021). Note that the great mouthfeel is in part attributable to blending and bottling without filtration. CSPC 295410
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Hal Ent
Country France
Region Rhône
Rating ***(90 points)
Rich, Complex, Bright, Ripe
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Surprisingly, the 2018 Costières de Nîmes Nostre Païs had not been bottled at the time of this tasting. Nevertheless, it continues to show beautifully, with a perfumed, medium to full-bodied, finesse-driven, elegant style that I would happily drink today. Giving up lots of both red and black fruits, garrigue, candied violets, and ground pepper, it has both richness and elegance and certainly competes with any number of base Châteauneuf du Papes that sell for quite a bit more. Score - 91-93 (Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, Oct. 6, 2020) Price $ 23.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - June 26, 2021
Cases bought 250 (12 bottles per case)

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

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