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Average critic rating : 96.0 points
The 2011 Cotes du Roussillon Villages La Foun is from the oldest vines on the estate and is virtually all Carignan, from 140-year-old, un-grafted, pre-phylloxera vines, that’s aged all in demi-muid. A textbook example of the variety, with notions of old leather, toasted nuts, violets, wild herbs and assorted black and blue fruits, this gorgeous 2011 flows onto the palate with teeth-staining levels of extract, yet never seems heavy, cumbersome or overdone. If fact, there’s a remarkable level of polish and elegance here, with fine tannin and a seamless texture. As with Gauby’s other 2011, it has beautiful freshness and focus, and is still youthfully tight and firm. Give it 2-3 years in the cellar and enjoy it through 2026. ||One of the top estates in France, Domaine Gauby is run by the talented Gerard and Lionel Gauby. While I wasn’t able to visit with them on this trip, I was able to taste through a full lineup of their 2011s, from bottle, in Colorado. The wines are stunning across the board, with their new single vineyard releases showing distinctive, singular characters. eRobertParker.com.April, 2014
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