Maury Le Passage, Gallet/Gayral 2009
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The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity. Hints of lemongrass leave the front of the mouth tingling while it glides towards a very harmonious, almost understated, raisin-tinged finish that belies that power. It will age beautifully over the next decade - but it does deserve a cellar. Tasted December 2012.
Apparently Philippe Gayral and ex-Mas Amiel winemaker Stephane Grellet made this pure Grenache Noir aged in stainless steel. It offers a fragrant bouquet with sloes, fig and iodine that is well-defined, the alcohol deftly folded into the fruit profile.
|Score: 90||Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (206), April 2013|
lovely! Rich, sweet, vivid, meaty, dense, almost slabby, lovely black fruits,lots of fresh leather ... super.
Soft, full, velvety, not harsh tannins at all; vivid, liquorice, leather here too; succulent plums, touch of elder, good acidity, really a choice fortified, touch of fig at end. Delicious wine. Lovely complex choc and powdered dusty cocoa. Very elegant yet true and deep.
|Score: 17||Andrew Jefford, November 2014|
100% Grenache Noir. Made with friend Stéphane to show they can make a young Maury even if there is hardly any market for it in France. Picked late (beginning of October). Kept in tank, just to show the early stage of these wines.
Deep crimson, port-like colour. Rather simple, brutal flavours. Finishes a bit suddenly.
|Score: 15||Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, March 2013|
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