About the wine
The 2014 Domaine Courier is made by Richard Case, the same winemaker who produces Orin Swift's D66 Grenache. The British-born winemaker studied viticulture in London in his early 20s before working harvests in New Zealand and France. Case is a Grenache wizard. His expertise and talents have brought us some of the most complex and tasteful Grenache driven wines in the world!
Handcrafted from two schist laden vineyards with extremely small yields (1/4 ton per acre), this limited 224 case production of 100-year-old Carignan and 70-year-old Grenache is aged in large barrels for 36 months to bring out the pure expression of the unique Maury terroir and it’s an incredible microclimate.
Aging: 36 Months in Large French Oak Barrels.
Tasting Notes:Red Wine. 70% Grenache, 30% Carignan. The wine erupts with stewed strawberries, fresh plum, boysenberry, leather, dried herbs, and a hint of blood orange. The palate is rich and flavorful, well-integrated tannins coupled with a savory finish that keeps you coming back for more!
The 2014 Courier is slightly more Burgundian than the 2013 yet offers similar notes of crushed flowers, bouquet Garni, game, leather, and assorted red and black fruits. It is silky and seamless on the palate, with beautiful tannins. It’s another Cotes Catalanes to enjoy over the coming decade. ~93 Jeb Dunnuck
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