Also more finesse oriented than normal, the 2011 Oublie is a great blend of 38% Syrah, 23% Counoise, 20% Mourvedre and the balance Grenache. Spending 16 months in barrel, it gives up big bing cherry, licorice, pepper and complex underbrush-like qualities to go with a medium to full-bodied, seamless mouthfeel that stays remarkably well- focused and precise. Beautiful stuff that offers both richness and freshness, it will age gracefully for over a decade. Drink 2014-2021.
Drink Dates: 2014-2021
Author: Jeb Dunnuck
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93
(38% syrah, 23% counoise, 20% mourvedre and 10% grenache; no new oak and 14.5% alcohol): Inky purple. Smoky black and blue fruit scents pick up an elegant floral element with air. Juicy, penetrating blueberry and bitter cherry flavors display very good energy and put on weight with air. Notes of succulent herbs and Indian spices come up on the finish, which is framed by smooth, harmonious tannins.
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: November/December 2013
Wine Spectator | Rating: 88
Well-made, firm, tannic and complex, with dried dark berry and black licorice flavors and drying tannins. Comes up a little shy on depth in the end. Syrah, Counoise, MourvAdre and Grenache."