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Date Printed: 8/30/2014
Domaine de Poulvalrel Costieres de Nimes 2006
Domaine de Poulvalrel Costieres de Nimes 2006
(search item no. 97246)
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 8/30/2014: $15.99

Winemaker's Notes:

"Roughly equal parts Syrah and Grenache, the estate's 2006 Costieres de Nimes smells delectably of ripe plums, cassis, and black raspberry with sweetly pungent herbs. The balance of resinous herbs, sweet spices, and black pepper; clean meatiness; and ripe black fruits on display in the mouth is superb, and the purity and clarity of flavors and silkiness of texture remarkable for a wine of its price (and considering that half of the fruit was machine-harvested). Cocoa powder and crushed stone add to the complexity of a long, soothing finish that will have you wondering how this could cost so little and why you did not buy more. I suspect one will be in no danger of holding bottles for 2-3 years."
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About Domaine de Poulvalrel:

It is impossible to separate Domaine Poulvalrel from Elizabeth and Pascal Glas. And for good reason. In 2004, after Pascal had worked in various wineries for 25 years, they decided to create their own on family land.

What might have seemed like a crazy idea at the time, it has now turned out to be a well taken gamble. The various wines of the domaine are amongst the "winner" wines of the region and have been taken notice of by the press. Pascal has shared his love of wine with Elizabeth and passed on his winemaking knowledge. Together they had the audacity to start this and the will to continue. They were able to unite their strengths, their differences, their expertise and now offer wines worthy of the best restaurants.