Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

CHÂTEAU MOURGUES DU GRÈS – Galets Dorés 2015 – Graded : 88/100

Notes of citrus rind, white flowers and a touch of minerality emerge from this fresh, crisp and deliciously quaffable white that’s ideal for near-term drinking.

CHÂTEAU MOURGUES DU GRÈS – Galets Rouges 2015 – Graded : 88/100

A wine that’s always well-made and thoroughly enjoyable, the 2015 Costières de Nîmes les Galets Rouges is one of the finest vintages to date. Its ruby/purple color is followed by lots of Syrah characteristics of black fruits, pepper, earth and hints of meatiness. With surprising complexity, medium to full-bodied richness and a layered, charming style, drink this Old World fruit bomb over the coming couple of years.

CHÂTEAU MOURGUES DU GRÈS – Cuve 46 2015 – Graded : 88/100

An interesting blend of 55% Cinsault and 45% Grenache that was brought up all in concrete tanks, the 2015 Costières de Nîmes Cuve 46 sports a solid ruby, transparent color as well as Provencal notes of garrigue, savory cherries and dried arth. Medium-bodied, nicely textured and with surprising length, I suspect it’s best drunk up in it’s youth.

CHÂTEAU MOURGUES DU GRÈS – Terre d’Argence Rouge 2013 – Graded : 90/100

A beautiful Syrah (there’s 15% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre), the 2013 Costières de Nîmes Terre d’Argence comes from a mix of limestone and rolled stone soils and spent 18 months in tank. Its deep ruby/purple color is followed by abundant dark fruits, chocolate, licorice and peppery herb-like aromas and flavors. These flow to a medium-bodied, balanced and beautifully textured 2013 that has tons of charm, sweet tannin and a great finish. At 19 bucks it’s a steal.

CHÂTEAU MOURGUES DU GRÈS – Terre de Feu Rouge 2013 – Graded : 87/100

The 2013 Costières de Nîmes Terre de Feu is a more Grenache-dominated blend that includes 10% of Mourvèdre and Carignan. Aged 18 months in equal parts tank and demi-muids, it has a perfumed bouquet of strawberries, mint, flowers and peach pit to go with a medium-bodied, elegant, yet slightly simple and mid-weight style on the palate.
I suspect it’s best consumed over the coming 3-4 years.