Social Media Writer Emma Tolkin & GSMs
2009 Chateau La Nerthe "Cuvee Des Cadets" Chateauneuf-du-Pape ($75)
A wine with a beautiful dark color, with purple reflections. On the nose, we are seduced by the intensity and the purity of the fruit, by the discrete perception of the aromas coming from the ageing in barrels, by the touch of velvet that bring so much complexity. On the palate, the charm continues to operate. The wine is perfectly balanced, fleshy, round, structured, but still dominated by this finese and precision that makes it accessible. The finish is long with hints of sweetness, fruit paste, and sweet spices.
2016 Clarry’s GSM is dark red-purple in colour with a captivating display of vivid plum, rose florals, candy, spice and blackberry. Equally engaging is the medium bodied, full flavoured palate. Juicy berries splash throughout the ripe and smooth palate. Intense pure fruit is the drive of this wine while fine supple tannins and mineral nuances add structure and complexity. A very lengthy finish completes this well-balanced GSM. Clarry’s is an approachable, fruitdriven
and opulent wine that is best enjoyed now or over the next five years.
2016 Kalleske Clarry's Red Barrosa Valley ($22)
2013 Maby Lirac La Fermade ($18)
Based on 80% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre and 5% Syrah, the 2013 Lirac la Fermade has notes of spice, blackberry jam, framboise and garrigue all emerging from a charming, seamless, silky wine that has tons to love.