Lou Coucardié Rouge 2015

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  39230

The full-bodied, richly tannic 2015 Costieres de Nimes Lou Coucardie is a blend of 50% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache and 20% Syrah aged in 600-liter demi-muids. At the moment, it's a bit dark and monolithic, resembling black cherry liqueur, but given its makeup, I expect it to develop additional complexity over the next 5 years. Certainly, the long, velvety finish suggests at least a bit of ageability. Drink date: 2017-2022. Score - 91. (Joe Czerwinski, robertparker.com, Nov. 30, 2017)