Domaine Gourt de Mautens Vaucluse Rouge 2015 - 750ml

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97pts Jeb Dunnuck

The Chambolle-Musigny of the Rhône, the 2015 IGP Vaucluse from Jerome Bressy is a totally sensational blend of 50% Grenache and the balance a mix of Mourvèdre, Carignan, Counoise, Vaccarèse, Cinsault, Syrah, and Terret Noir (we're getting close to all the varieties). Aged in a mix of concrete tanks, foudre, demi-muids, and barrels, bottled unfined and unfiltered, this naked beauty has just about everything you could want from a bottle of wine. Notes of rose petals, kirsch, blackberries, garrigue, and spice all emerge from this pure, elegant and gorgeous red that offers full-bodied richness, no hard edges and a killer finish. It got more than a few Wows in my notes and is an ethereally textured southern Rhône that needs to be tasted to be believed.


Jancis Robinson

Grenache, Mourvèdre, Carignan, Counoise, Vaccarèse, Cinsualt, Syrah and Muscardin. Three years in large oak. Less savoury and leathery than their 2014. More herby and fresh instead. Exquisite rose petal, violet, chocolate and black cherry flavours. Damp earth with a fungal edge, yet there is nothing grubby about it. Drink 2020-2035. 18.5/20 points.