Monday, 25 February 2013

Gabriel Meffe

Gabriel Meffe Terres de Galets 2011 Cotes Du Rhone (GSM and Cinsault)
N: Smells like a Cotes Du Rhone J with plum and then a little pepper and chocolate; some red apple skin and stony undercurrent; a noticeable lack of new wood completes the bouquet; the mineral/earthy quality is a requirement for CDR and thankfully this wine has some.

P: Quite a light-bodied example but the flavours do reflect the nose with the plum, pepper and chocolate notes, a layer of darker berry fruits begins to show. Medium tannins and medium+ acidity, mild oak and a hint of mushroom. Overall medium complexity, balanced and well made.
3.5 Stars

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