JT Red & White
Vieilles Vignes Red, White & Rose
Butinages Red, White & Rosé
2018

Wine Advocate – Interim October 2018


91 pts            2016  Château de Nages JT Rouge

The 2016 Costieres de Nimes JT is 95% Syrah, one-third of which was aged in barrel. It offers scents of graham crackers and blackberry jam, with flavors of cola and spice rounding out the profile. It’s medium to full-bodied, firm-textured, intense and long, but it doesn’t offer the same deliciousness as the property’s Vieilles Vignes bottling.

90-93 pts     2017  Château de Nages JT Rouge

Mainly Syrah, the 2017 Costieres de Nimes JT offers big blueberry and blackberry fruit. At this youthful stage, it’s sturdy and tannic, suggesting it may need a bit of time after release next year, but it also looks to have excellent depth, concentration and length.

92 pts           2017  Château de Nages JT Blanc

A barrel-fermented and aged blend of 70% Roussanne, 20% Viognier and 10% Clairette, the 2017 Costieres de Nimes Blanc JT continues the line of successful vintages. Honeyed pineapple aromas and flavors lead the way, buttressed by hints of bergamot and lime. Full-bodied, round and mouth filling, it’s a decadent, plush white for drinking over the near term.

92 pts            2016  Château de Nages Vieilles Vignes Rouge

The luscious 2016 Costieres de Nimes Vieilles Vignes offers seamless black cherry and raspberry aromas and flavors. It’s medium to full-bodied, creamy and ripe, with a long finish. It’s not the most complex wine you’ll ever encounter, but it offers plenty of fruit-driven pleasure now and will continue to do so over the next few years.

90-92 pts     2017  Château de Nages Vieilles Vignes Rouge

A blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre and 10% Syrah, the 2017 Costieres de Nimes Vieilles Vignes is full-bodied, creamy and plush, loaded with concentrated black cherries and hints of apricots. Look for it to drink well on release in 2019 and for several years afterward.

92 pts            2017  Château de Nages Vieilles Vignes Blanc

The 2017 Costieres de Nimes Blanc Vieilles Vignes offers hints of apricot and lime and a plump, custardy-lees richness on the palate. This blend of 45% Grenache Blanc, 25% Roussanne, 20% Viognier and 10% Clairette is medium to full-bodied, with plenty of concentration and length. It’s hard to believe such a terrific white wine is available for under $20.

87-89 pts     2016  Château de Nages Butinages Rouge

The 2017 Costieres de Nimes Buti Nages (I tasted a prospective blend, the wine is still in tanks) is 70% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre and 10% Syrah. It offers a big bowl of mixed berries, marrying them with a medium to full-bodied palate and a ripe, juicy finish. It should drink well on release and for a couple of years thereafter.

87 pts            2017  Château de Nages Butinages Blanc

Boasting plenty of fresh lime, tangerine and melon flavors, the 2017 Costieres de Nimes Blanc Buti Nages is a plump, medium-bodied blend of 60% Grenache Blanc and 40% Roussanne. It doesn’t have the richness or textural interest of the other whites in the Chateau de Nages lineup, but it offers considerable bang for the buck.

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