Nose has smokey dry earth, dry lavender, old licorice, dried black cherry, ripe black currant, dried blackberry and (light) dried oak.
Palate has silky dried blackberry, ripe plum, black currant jam, (light) dark chocolate, dried blueberry and light tannins. Mouth coating texture. Future bottles should be 2023+
50% Grenache & 50% Mourvédre
Paired with a bottom round beef roast, slow cooked 8+ hours with autumn root vegetables and the au jus from the roast, thickened with a little of my own tomato paste, delicious. — 16 days ago
The nose of Southern Rhône wines always reminds me of what mashing fresh grapes underfoot must actually smell like. And also the sea. The musk of the sea, to be specific.
🌊 A velvet wave of silk due to the well balanced sugar, fruit, acidity, and tannic structure. This wine moves in the glass. It is tactile and you want to lick your lips clean. A bouquet of fresh roses.
A joy to drink. Feels like I am indeed at Demeter’s harvest itself. — 8 days ago
Holy smokes. It’s been a couple of years since I last drank this traditional producer’s wine and while the winemaking style is consistent (non-interventionalist), the 2015 vintage was particularly flattering. From the pop and pour, this was bursting with character. Loads of pure, crunchy red fruit, cracked black pepper, spices, garrigue...intensely spicy actually which I’m sure comes from the fact they don’t ever de-stem. What a lovely wine and it was positively smashing with our meal. Definitely the best I’ve tried from Gour de Chaulé. Bravo!! — 23 days ago
It's a wonderful taste. — 2 days ago
This was spectacular. Singing. Opened very closed with a orangy, salty, savoury character. With time, the wine broadened, becoming much sweeter, with wonderful meaty, black and red cherry, spice and salt flavours. It was Rhone at its best. — 5 days ago
Whole Foods great for a pricier dinner wine — 3 days ago