Lou Coucardié Rouge 2014

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  39230

More fresh, tight and backwards than the Nostre Païs, the 2014 Costières de Nîmes Lou Coucardié is a beautiful wine that's made from 45% Mourvèdre, 35% Grenache and 20% Syrah that was aged in neutral barrels. It offers abundant notes of ripe black raspberries, toasted spice and crushed flowers, with a hint of classy oak, full-bodied richness and fine, polished tannin. The tannin quality is first rate, the oak is nicely balanced and integrated, and it has a great finish. Bravo to this team for getting this level of quality in the vintage! Give bottles a year or two and enjoy through 2024. Drink date: 2016-2024. Score - 92+. (Jeb Dunnuck, robertparker.com, Dec. 30, 2016)