The 2011 Costieres De Nimes JT is a beauty and taste more like a northern Rhone Syrah than something from the south. Violets, crushed flowers, black raspberry, pepper and peach pit are just some of the notions here, and it flows onto the palate with a seamless, medium to full-bodied profile that’s hard to resist. Serious on all account, it is a stunning value that readers should not miss. 92/100 !
TheRhoneReport.com: The 2011 has an almost young Cornas-like profile! A blend of 95% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre that is fermented with some whole cluster, it boasts knockout aromatics of violets, raspberry, bacon fat, and pepper, as well as a medium to full-bodied, rich, yet very fresh and focused palate. The stem inclusion really shows here and gives the wine additional complexity, as well as a grippy, structured feel in the mouth. This fantastic Costières-de-Nîmes should benefit from short-term cellaring, and drink well for a decade. (92-94 pts.)