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    Michel Gassier Cercius Rouge 2010
    Rhone Red Blends - Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France

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    • RP93
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 93 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France

    Varietal: Rhone Red Blends

    Style: Earthy & Spicy

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 112750

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Cercius is a profound ruby color. The nose is intense and complex, with aromas of dark berries, licorice, and garrigue herbs. Opulent and velvety, without being heavy, this wine's fruity finish has an aerial expression of ripe tannins.

    Pairs well with various meats and cheeses including wine-braised beef, raviolis with cepe mushrooms, roasted duck, veal chops with radicchio, white beans, grilled leg of lamb with thyme and allspice, brie, and for the more adventurous, epoisses, livarot, maroilles, or munster.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Wow, is this an exciting wine! A custom cuvee put together by importer Eric Solomon along with the brilliant oenologist Philippe Cambie and Costieres de Nimes’ up-and-coming superstar, Michel Gassier, this blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah (and there are 5,000 cases for the US) comes from the 70- to 80-year-old Grenache vines on the plateau of Domazan to the south of Chateauneuf du Pape. This sensational wine tastes more like Chateauneuf du Pape than just about any Cotes du Rhone one is likely to find. It is also another example of what looks to be another great vintage emerging from the southern Rhone – 2010. This is one of the greatest Cotes du Rhones I have ever tasted – wonderfully intense, deep ruby with some purple tinges, with a stunning nose of black raspberry liqueur intermixed with sweet cherries, licorice, pepper and Provencal lavender. Round, generous, opulent and heady, this fabulously intense, hedonistic wine should be drunk over the next 3-4 years. Bravo!

    93 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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    Imewine (2/27/2012)
    You just wanna keep drinking this! Good stuff.
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