Gauby Coume Gineste 2009
77.65€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Spain
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The first of its kind, Gaubys' red 2009 Coume Gineste represents, as one might expect, Grenache Noir neighboring to as well as inter-planted with Grenache Blanc and -Gris such as have long informed a white cuvee of this same name. The lieu-dit in which the three parcels that inform this cuvee are found are largely quite chalky - but with one area of dark schiste - as well as sheltered. Cooked and distilled black raspberry inform a penetrating, high-toned nose, the berries being joined by cocoa powder and salted caramel on a firm, rather obviously tannic, moderately juicy palate. There are around 1,000 bottles of this wine that was aged in a small Stockinger foudre. I would want to monitor it carefully over the next couple of years before hazarding a prognosis as to its long-term age-ability.
Between 16ºC and 18ºC
Spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts. Aged for 30 months in 500 liter French oak demi-muids. Unfiltered and unclarified.
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