Gauby La Jasse 2010
77.65€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Spain
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Gauby 2010 Cotes du Roussillon Villages La Jasse – for more on whose site and vines, of which this is the first solo appearance, see my accompanying review of the 2011 – features sweetly–ripe plum tinged with sage, plum pit and resin, a firm palate feel and slightly gum-numbing finishing tannins diminishing the pleasure here significantly vis-a-vis the corresponding 2011, and what hint there is of that wine’s strikingly mineral marine dimension is reduced to mere alkalinity. Still, the up-front richness and sheer grip here are certainly impressive, and perhaps the wine’s limitations can be chalked-up to a first solo effort with this site, or may fade somewhat in bottle. I’d be inclined to monitor this carefully if cellaring any; but I expect that it will remain vigorous though at least 2020.
Between 16ºC and 18ºC
Fermented with indigenous yeasts. Aged for 30 months in French oak 500 liter demi-muids. Unfiltered and unclarified.
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