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Château d'Or et de Gueules Costieres de Nimes Les Cimels 2003


SKU 11128


Fruit is de-stemmed before fermentation in tank, and an extended maceration helps develop the intense color, and heady aromatics found in this wine. Notes of roasted herbs, straw and anis on the nose give way to a palate of ultra ripe, sweet red fruits that just don't stop. Vintage in and out, this is always among the finest values in our portfolio!
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Costières de Nimes
Brand Château d'Or et de Gueules
Alcohol/vol 15%
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Wine AdvocateDiane de Puymorin purchased (and renamed) this property in 1998 and is generating wines of amazing richness and complexity for a relative pittance. Her phenomenally fine value 2003 Costieres de Nimes (tank-raised, half Syrah and rest evenly split between Carignan and Grenache) rushes from the rim of the glass in sweetly-fruited, smoky, gamey, pungently-herbal aromatic profusion. Lapsang tea, iodine, cherry pits and crushed stone all add complexity to an intensely ripe base of plum and cherry preserves. Silken in texture, this finishes with formidable length and a freshness and fluidity that utterly belie its roughly 15% alcohol.

David Schildknecht, October 2007

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