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2007 Domaine L'Oustal Blanc (Isabel et Claude Fonquerle) "Giocoso" Minervois

SKU #1219802 92-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2007 Minervois Giocoso - which I tasted assembled from tank - is 65% Grenache (raised in tank), with a balance of Syrah and Carignan (raised in barrique, half new), and incorporates fruit from outside of the La Liviniere sub-appellation. Black raspberry, blackberry, carob, gingerbread, and nutmeg in the nose set the theme for a richly ripe yet berry-tart palate of seductive spiciness and underlain by what it is hard not to imagine as something analogous to the schistic stone (rare for Minervois) and chalk on which these grapes grew. This shows a rare purity, lift, refinement, and vivacity you will seek virtually in vain anywhere in this appellation, and the finish is invigorating to the point of exhilaration. I expect it will reward at least 6-8 years of cellaring. (DS) Inner quote mark (6/2009)

Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark A lively, spicy red, with raspberry and red plum flavors that feature hot paprika and anise notes. The long finish offers pepper and smoke. Drink now through 2013. (KM) Inner quote mark (6/2010)


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