What the Critics say
Intense dark fruit, floral, exotic spice and savory herb qualities on the highly perfumed, mineral-accented nose. Shows excellent clarity and spicy lift to the sweet cherry liqueur, boysenberry, candied violet and spicecake flavors, which slowly tighten up in the midpalate. Deftly blends power and delicacy and shows outstanding energy and mineral thrust on a very long, gently tannic finish.
The Barbarine cuvée comes from younger vines on granite-based soils in the Côte Blonde. Made with 8% Viognier from small sites centred on Tupins and Combard in the Côte Blonde.
Yves Gangloff who, despite the slightly rock-and- roll look, maybe a little too well-established to be described as an ‘enfant terrible’, continues to astonish even his fellow winemakers with the concentration and quality of his wines. His popularity is legendary in France, which means that not very much of the already diminutive production is available for the export market. Yves settled in the Rhône region, from Alsace, only because he fell in love with Mathilde, a local woman whobecame his wife. The couple sold their grapes to E. Guigal before establishing their own vineyard in 1987. Yves Gangloff draws his wine-making experience from the time he spent at the Rhône Domaine Delas. Gangloff labels usually of voluptuous nudes, are painted by Yves' brother.
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