2012 Michel Gassier Costières-de-Nîmes Nostre Païs Blanc

White Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Costières-de-Nîmes

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Community Tasting Note

  • jonahfactor Likes this wine: 93 points

    August 16, 2014 - There's a lot going on in the glass, starting with an enchanting aroma that instantly transports you to a New World barrel room. Deep straw hued, luscious legs and a bouquet that moves from barrel room to fields of flowers. I would have gladly stopped there. But the palate is equally enthralling. Gobs of honeyed white plums, mandarin oranges and flecks of grapefruit zest and lemon pith, complemented by notes of brook-soaked pebbles and minerals. Air reveals some nutty butterscotch notes, all kept lively -- and food friendly -- by precise acidity. Full bodied. Great texture. A blend of four varietals, mostly Grenache Blanc and Roussanne. Such precision, freshness and flavor, all for only $13. I'm thinking this won't be a candidate for long-term cellaring, since it's so fresh, lively and complex right now. Plus, I won't be able to resist cracking open the remaining bottles. Try it with lobster or sand dabs. Delicious!

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  • tomherer commented:

    8/16/14, 5:26 PM - Love your TNs, this one no exception. Every Gassier I've had from the past few vintages has been a home run -- will make sure not to skip this one per your endorsement. Cheers!

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