It’s hard to choose between the 2013 Gê and the Coyam from the same vintage, as they are both very good, powerful and elegant at the same time. It’s more a question of taste and how you like Carmenere, which is the dominant grape here, at least in the nose even if not in volume. It is 48% Syrah, 40% Carmenere and 12% Cabernet Sauvignon and matured in barrels (60% of them new) for 16 months. The wine has had time to absorb the oak, as it’s been in bottle for a couple of years now. It’s ripe but without excess, and there’s good freshness to hold it together for quite some time. At the end of the day, I think there’s more depth here, so I had to give it the edge. 10,500 bottles produced.
Date posted: August 16, 2017