Domaine de Poulvalrel Costieres de Nimes 2006
Rhone Red Blends from Languedoc-Roussillon, France
"Roughly equal parts Syrah and Grenache, the estate's 2006 Costieres de Nimes smells delectably of ripe plums, cassis, and black raspberry with sweetly pungent herbs. The balance of resinous herbs, sweet spices, and black pepper; clean meatiness; and ripe black fruits on display in the mouth is superb, and the purity and clarity of flavors and silkiness of texture remarkable for a wine of its price (and considering that half of the fruit was machine-harvested).... View More
It is impossible to separate Domaine Poulvalrel from Elizabeth and Pascal Glas. And for good reason. In 2004, after Pascal had worked in various wineries for 25 years, they decided to create their own on family land.
What might have seemed like a crazy idea at the time, it has now turned out to be a well taken gamble. The various wines of the domaine are amongst the "winner" wines of the region and have... View More