Corbières Boutenac, Languedoc

Maxime Magnon

Campagnes Corbières Carignane 2018

An impressive first run with this producer. Started off very pure fruited with high-toned black cherries and cassis, along with some light reduction that gave it a flinty quality. As the reduction blew away, it revealed beautiful stem aromatics - flowers and incense, with a strange, yet attractive iodine-like twist. Excellent structure, with chalky tannins, fleshy fruit, and limestone-derived minerality/verticality. A little volatile acidity perceivable in the backend, but it doesn’t detract from the lengthy finish. Frankly, it drank like a cru Beaujolais (would have called it if blinded), but perhaps with more weight and tannins (rougher too). Paired with some lamb tacos, this was in a league of its own. A one on the binary scale! — a day ago

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Château Fond Cyprès

Le Carignan de la Source 2020

Ming L
9.0

Full of red fruits yet meaty and rustic. Full body. Dense and powerful on the palate with vivid acidity. Rustic mild tannins.

Though labeled as Vin de France, the juicy is from 60-year old vine of the domaine in Corbières, Languedoc. Natural wine.

Terrific stuff.
— 2 months ago

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Where do you buy this?
Ming L

Ming L

@Jae Cho Had this in Paris last week. Seems there is an importer for the domaine in the US, but I could not find online availability.
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@Ming L sounds fantastic

Gérard Bertrand

An 806 Corbieres Grenache Blend 2018

Tasty GSM blend from the south of France. Full-bodied and silky smooth with blackberry, plum and toasty oak nuances. Nicely balanced with soft tannins! — 10 days ago

Mas des Caprices

Le Blanc de l’Oeuf Corbières Carignan Blanc Blend 2019

Jan A
8.9

Would never have bought this myself but matching perfectly with the asparagus dish — a month ago

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Gérard Bertrand

Corbières Grenache Blend 2015

Dark fruits, mild tannins, easy drinking and overall tasty — 3 months ago