Monday, September 19, 2016

Gilles Troullier De-La Cotes de Catalanes

Very small production and hard to find.
2014 Gilles Troullier De-La Cotes de Catalanes...$22.99
Reminding me of a classy St Joseph from the northern Rhone Valley, the 2014 Cotes Catalanes De-La is 100% Syrah (all from granite soils) that spent 12 months in 70% demi-muids and 30% in concrete tanks. Its vibrant purple color is followed by lots of granite-induced minerality, as well as ample notes of spring flowers, raspberries, rose petals and pepper. More medium-bodied, elegant and lively, with bright acidity, it will drink beautifully through 2026. The only bad thing about these new releases from Gilles Troullier is that they’re made in tiny quantities.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate

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