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2008 Domaine de la Gramiere
Red Rhone Blend
- Southern Rhône
Community Tasting Notes 19
drdebs Likes this wine: (87 points)
November 24, 2014 - Iron, berries, and a meaty note in the aromas and flavors. Less taste of soil than the last bottle.
wormfarmer Likes this wine: (89 points)
March 6, 2014 - There's a real Jekyll and Hyde quality to the notes here -- and I kinda get it, as this wine was a moving target all night. Mostly, I seem to have gotten the Jekyll: overall I'd call this a delicious, classic Rhone juice with great QPR. Drank over four hours, though, and every half hour seemed to show a very different wine. (N.b.: I would have guessed it to be a 2007, and not an 08 -- drinks big, juicy, and hot.)
Didn't decant. It drank deliciously out of the bottle; got and stayed hot 30-60 minutes in; then blew off a bit and evened out. Some tannic grip. Mid-weight on the palate. Non-specific red fruit. And there's almost an herbal honey quality on the very back, as if a bit of thyme got in the honey jar and got reduced along with the berries. Satisfied at 18 a pop -- for those of you that got it for 6 (?!) at Premier Cru I curse you kindly.
An aside: I think this still has gas in the tank. If I had more I'd happily cellar it for another year or two.
Lastly, for those of you who haven't seen it, check out Amy's wine-truck:
gjv115 wrote: (80 points)
February 27, 2014 - The bottle a year ago was impressive. This one was flat and uninteresting. Red wine. Drinkable, but boring.
drdebs wrote: (86 points)
May 10, 2013 - digging through the soil for the fruit in this bottle...
Kitebrian Likes this wine: (91 points)
May 4, 2013 - Another great wine introduced to me by Garagiste. Really powerful tannins, after several hours of air, still really tight. Great cellar wine. Earth, gravel, wet stone, etc. Slather some BBQ sauce on chicken and enjoy this Southern Rhone
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- Vintage 2008
- Type Red
- Producer Domaine de la Gramiere
- Varietal Red Rhone Blend
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard n/a
- Country France
- Region Rhône
- SubRegion Southern Rhône
- Appellation n/a
- Pending Delivery 9 (3%)
- In Cellars 92 (36%)
- Consumed 158 (61%)