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LOU COUCARDIÉ ROUGE 2016 AC Costierès de Nîmes
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer GASSIER)
The previous four Vintages releases of Lou Coucardie were Flagship Exclusives, this is now a VINTAGES ONLINE EXCLUSIVE and no longer is in the stores. It has a youthful deep intense purple colour with a very attractive, intense, rich, ripe, warm, Damson plum nose with some mineral-tinged, sandalwood notes. Dry, medium-full bodied, harmonious, well structure and mouthfilling, the ripe, plum-cherry-cassis fruit flavours are followed up by a lingering, lifted, elegantly complex finish. Delicious and quite ready-to-drink. Contrary to the outdated (August 16, 2019) tasting note quoted by the LCBO,the back label states that this is a blend of 55% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache and 15% Syrah with 15% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number L19122 on the lower part of the glass bottle. CSPC 39230
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Hal Ent
Country France
Region Rhône
Rating ***(93 points)
Rich, Ripe, Mouthfilling
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Bottled earlier this year, the 2016 Costières De Nîmes Lou Coucardié checks in a blend of 50% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache, and 20% Syrah that was 66% destemmed and aged two years in 500- and 600-liter barrels. This blockbuster beauty boasts a deep purple color as well as a smoking good bouquet of blackberries, cured meats, ground pepper, Asian spices, and flowery incense. Deep, full-bodied, and concentrated, it's still seamless, balanced, and weightless on the palate, and shows why 2016 is such a great vintage in the southern Rhône Valley. This wine just about maxes out the value scale and can be drunk with incredible pleasure today or cellared for a decade. Maturity: 2019-2029. Score - 95 (jebdunnuck.com, Aug. 16, 2019) Price $ 34.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - January 22, 2022
Cases bought 49 (12 bottles per case)

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

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