Château D’Or et De Gueules La Bolida
This wine is a blend of 90% Mourvèdre and 10% Syrah. Extremely Low Yield 10 hl/ha
TASTING NOTES: Impressive deep color with a light, spicy, caramel nose and mouth filling red and black fruits flavors. Elegant and complex. Decant now to drink.
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Reviews for 2011 Château D’Or et De Gueules La Bolida
88 Points Wine Spectator
Fully mature, with a well-singed mesquite note prominent throughout. The core of lightly steeped plum and blackberry fruit is melded with light leather and tobacco details. Shows a tarry edge through the finish. Drink now.
Reviews for 2010 Château D’Or et De Gueules La Bolida
92 Points Wine Advocate
Still in barrel, the 2010 Costieres de Nimes La Bolida reveals superb fruit (lots of blueberries and black raspberries), freshly sauteed porcini mushrooms, truffles and a hint of lead pencil shavings, sweet tannin and a full-bodied mouthfeel. It should drink well for at least a decade.
91 Points / Editors’Choice Wine Enthusiast
Reviews for 2009 Château D’Or et De Gueules La Bolida
91 Points Wine Advocate
A 100% Mourvedre cuvee from 80- to 100-year old vines that spends one year in foudre and one year in barrel is the Costieres de Nimes La Bolida. The bottled 2009, which was tasted last year from barrel, is as outstanding as I expected. Its deep ruby/purple color is followed by aromas of blueberries, blackberries, roasted meats, bouquet garni and melted asphalt. This complex, rich, full-bodied, solidly made effort possesses excellent ripeness, but none of the rusticity or kinkiness that Mourvedre can sometimes exhibit. Drink it over the next decade.
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