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2006 Mourgues du Gres, Les Galets Rouge, Nimes


Les Galet Roules, Image from Ch Mourgues du Gres

Chateau Mourgues du Gres is imported by Weygandt Wines and this bottle was purchased about three years ago from MacArthur’s.  I opened our last bottle of the 2006 because we drank two cases of it and I always remembered it as a fresh, energetic red wine.  When the 2007 vintage was released two years ago we purchased two cases at $13 per bottle.  For the last two years, despite the massive score, it always paled compared to the 2006 and I never actually liked it.  If you are lucky to have the 2006 enjoy it now or later for it has plenty of life to live.  If I see the 2009 vintage I will give it a go!

2006 Chateau Mourgues du Gres, Les Galets Rouge, Costieres de Nimes
This wine is approximately three-quarts Syrah with the rest Grenache, Mourvedre, and Carignan that was aged for 7 to 12 months in concrete tanks.  There are flavors of black cherry punctuated by tart cranberry brightness.  The fruit is gritty with fine+, sweet grape tannins that coat the lips and acidity on the side of the tongue.  There is a supple, minerally midpalate then some sweet spice before the aftertaste shows a bit of heat at the back of the throat.  This still seems very youthful and has barely budged over the last two years.  *** Now-2017.

The Cellar, Image from Ch Mourgues du Gres

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