2009 Domaine Grès St Paul "Antonin" Coteaux du Languedoc (Previously $17)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Tasted from tank, the Gres Saint Paul 2009 Coteaux du Languedoc Antonin features beet root along with dark cherry and black raspberry in a rich, low-toned and firmly tannic display. Hints of game are also detectable and will doubtless grow with time in bottle. Crushed stone, fruit pit, and salt lend cut and saliva-inducement to its finish much as in the corresponding 2008. (Both wines are also just under 14% alcohol.) There is plenty of primary juiciness here which Salasc attributes to the tempering advantages of the vineyards’ breezy, maritime exposition, as well as greater density and impressive grip, but I doubt that there will ever be the elegance or interactive complexity of the 2008, and I would plan on drinking this over the next 4-6 years." 80% syrah, 10% grenache, 10% mourvedre.