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Average critic rating : 95.0 points
"The Gaubys’ mixed-Grenache (but overwhelmingly Gris-variant) 2011 Coume Gineste was only bottled at the end of March, 2013 after spending its life in an Austrian foudre, and received a regimen of significant skin contact and low sulfur, all of which approaches seem to have successfully, subtly integrated the sense of tactile impingement – akin to lime zest, radish, and pineapple close to the core – that so often and distinctively characterizes Grenache Gris, as well as to preserve and integrate what in reviewing the 2008 I termed “an almost flor-like piquancy and toasted nuttiness on the nose.” (Quite possibly there is some microbiological aspect involved.) This bottlings also boasts enormously alluring and penetrating floral perfume suggesting honeysuckle, lily-of-the-valley and hyacinth. A leesy, nutty undertone offers fine counterpoint to the aforementioned sizzle and incisiveness not to mention an overall sense of citric and white peach brightness that could come from Riesling and energy enough to light a room; while an oyster liquor-like brininess, nuttiness and herbaceous quality sets my tongue quivering and stimulates my salivary glands to pump overtime for a literally – not to mention, prodigiously – mouthwatering finish. Look for this amazing wine to dazzle through at least 2018."
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