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    Michel Gassier Lou Coucardie Blanc 2010
    Rhone White Blends - Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France

    Ratings

    • RP93
    • WE90
    Price: $30.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 93 The Wine Advocate, 90 Wine Spectator, 90 Wine Enthusiast

    Region: Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France

    Varietal: Rhone White Blends

    Style: Light & Crisp

    Alcohol By Volume: 15%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 115217

    Winemaker's Notes:

    This experimental cuvée represents the essence of Michel Gassier's work as a winemaker. Its beautiful robe mingles deep gold and green hues. The powerful display of complex aromas is layered with a multitude of surprising scents: white flowers, beeswax, sweet spices, star-anise, violet, and vanilla. The incredibly dense body, both soft and rich, delivers fully ripe fruits flavors. The finish is an aromatic bounty that offers a delicate harmony that you will long remember.

    A blend of Roussanne, Grenache, and Viognier.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Even better is the blend of 50% Roussanne, 35% Viognier and the rest Grenache blanc, the 2010 Lou Coucardie blanc. Light gold, with intense honeyed, waxy, citrus blossom notes, hints of orange rind, lemon butter and white peach, extraordinarily fresh acids, a luscious texture, and a personality similar to Beaucastel's famed 100% Roussanne cuvee of Chateauneuf du Pape, this is a stunning wine for the price and should drink well for several years.

    93 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    This has richness, but stays bright and pure, with delicious Cavaillon melon, green fig and yellow apple flavors laced with a floral note. Good underlying acidity carries the finish. Drink now through 2013. 2,500 cases imported.

    90 Points
    Wine Spectator

    This barrel-fermented and -aged blend of Roussanne, Grenache Blanc and Viognier is nicely balanced, blending oak and lees notes of spice and toasted nuts with pineapple and melon. Despite the reported alcohol level, it doesn’t seem hot at all, ending harmoniously and long. Drink up over the next year or so.

    90 Points
    Wine Enthusiast
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