"The top cuvée is the 2017 Costières De Nîmes JT, which is mostly Syrah blended with around 5% of Mourvèdre. It’s a more serious, concentrated, age -worthy wine that has a deep purple color, notes of black fruits, ground pepper, and meat, medium to full-bodied richness, and building tannins. It’s a beautiful wine." - Jeb Dunnuck
"The 2017 Costieres de Nimes JT incorporates 5% Mourvèdre, but this is essentially Syrah, half aged in oak and half in concrete. It shows classic violet and blueberry aromas but also some slightly stemmy notes and hints of cola. Medium to full-bodied, it has a firmer structure than the Grenache-based Vieilles Vignes bottling, with a bit more tannin on the finish." - Wine Advocate
"Dedicated to our visionary great grandfather, this cuvée of northern Rhône character is from our very best parcels. Its minerality and freshness will surprise you.
If last year I swore that 2016 was for me the best vintage of my career, my sense is that 2017 might just be even better. All the grape varieties succeeded: intense color, beautifully fresh fruit, ample mouthfeel, and fine-grained tannins -- all with a resolutely hedonistic signature. Ample consolation for a tiny harvest...
A deep, almost black, garnet. Complex bouquet of dark berry fruit with accents of violet, pepper and smoke. Medium body with velvety tanins. The long finish lingers with spices, mineral notes and freshness." - Chateau de Nages
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