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    Michel Gassier Cercius Rouge 2011
    Rhone Red Blends - Cotes du Rhone, Rhone, France

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    Professional Ratings: 89 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. 117872

    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:

    The 2011 Cercius Rouge Vieilles Vignes is a blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah aged completely in concrete tanks. This is a big wine, especially for a 2011, tipping the scales at 14.5% alcohol, with some Grenache lots actually higher. Sweet kirsch liqueur intermixed with notions of smoky camphor and roasted meats are followed by a powerful as well as elegant, opaque purple-colored wine with deep fruit, medium to full body and a long finish. With abundant glycerin and fresh, it is a sexy red to enjoy over the next 2-3 years.

    89 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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    Whineo (12/8/2014)
    Hard to beat for the price
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    Eric Griffin (2/20/2013)

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