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2011 Domaine Courbis Saint-Joseph Les Royes
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89-91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March/April 2013

Opaque purple.  High-pitched aromas of black raspberry, violet and cracked pepper, along with a bright minerally topnote.  Lively and precise, offering taut dark fruit flavors with a refreshingly bitter edge.  Finishes tangy and long, with sneaky tannins and a touch of licorice.  Courbis said that this is "always more feminine than the normale: more finesse, more floral, more mineral" thanks to the heavily calcaire soil of this site.

91 Points | Wine Spectator
90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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