GSM, Lafage, Tessellae, Old Vines, Côtes du Roussillon AC, France, 15% abv, 2013, C$23

There are so few really delicious wines available at the BCLB, that finding this one makes it a treasure at the end of that rainbow.  And I’m always hunting for these – GSMs are my desert island wines.  img_7974

On the eyes, it’s a translucent ruby with lovely, even-spaced legs.

On the nose, it’s showing heavenly black fruit – blackberry and currant – garrigue and leather with rock dust minerals.

The palate is dry with perfect tannins and flavours of black currant, cherry and black pepper with dried rosemary and clove, licorice fern, saddle and a long finish with deep minerality.  The alcohol is a shocking 15% abv, but there is no heat whatsoever.

Absolutely classic Grenache (40), Syrah (40) Mourvèdre (20) and WSET Very good plus with depth and flavour to the max, augmented by perfect balance.

This wine offers outrageous value for money.   As Wine Advocate (#215) wrote, ‘It’s hard to believe you can get this quality for the price, but the consumer is the big winner here.  Enjoy this rock star effort over the next 4-5 years.”

Cover me, I’m going in for more.

About winellama

I love wine...and finally decided to do something about it.
This entry was posted in France, Grenache / Garnacha, Mouvedre, Monastrell, RED, Shiraz / Syrah and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to GSM, Lafage, Tessellae, Old Vines, Côtes du Roussillon AC, France, 15% abv, 2013, C$23

  1. Patrick Murphy says:

    excellent GSM find, I’m going to rush out and scoop some up at that price point.
    I love the discriptor of rock dust on leather.
    perfect for a snowy night


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s