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Domaine de L'Oustal Giocoso 2012

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Domaine de L'Oustal Giocoso 2012 750ML          
Sku: 30787

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Rated 91 Points or Higher from the Wine Advocate in each of the last 9 vintages, the Domaine de L'Oustal Giocoso 2012 is our new favorite Rhone styled red. Comprised of 70% Grenache, with smaller parts Syrah and Carignan, and aged in a combination of cement tanks and barrels, Giocoso offers a seamless, elegant profile to go with impressive blackberry, kirsch, white pepper and herb de Provence-styled aromas and flavors.

Dark, rich, full-bodied and elegant, the Domaine de L'Oustal Giocoso 2012 is like drinking Chateaunuef du Pape for a Cotes du Rhone price. Don't miss it!

Rating
"Dark, dark, dark...This 2012 Minervois is a wolf in sheep's clothing. A whopping 15% ABV, this full-bodied red is loaded with Provencal herbs, black currants and black cherries. Full-bodied and rich, with sweet, integrated tannins and a knockout set of aromatics. Drink over the next 10 years." The Wine Buyer, 94 Points

"Possessing more red fruits, with black raspberry, raspberry and cassis intermixed with lots of toasted spice and licorice, itís medium to full-bodied, supple, and elegant, with plenty of ripe tannin. It should drink nicely on release and have 8-10 years of overall longevity." The Wine Advocate, 91-93 Points

Wine maker notes
"Claude Fonquerle, with the help of rock star consultant Philippe Cambie, fashions these brilliant efforts from his estate in the Minervois. Not only do they deliver unique, character filled profiles, they remain more than reasonably priced. Iíve been singing the praises of these wine for a number of years now, and they should be must haves for anyone interested in top quality wines coming from the Languedoc. These are all superb efforts (as well as smoking values) that need to be on every readerís radar."

Technical notes
Alcohol: 15.0%

Country: France
Region: Languedoc Roussillon
Sub-Region: Languedoc
Appellation: Minervois
Grape Varietal: Grenache
Type: Still wine
 
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