Fronton, Southwest France

Claudie & Bruno Bilancini

Les Pins Monbazillac 2012

A luscious solid gold color in the glass with a highly expressive nose of apricots leaping at you. Lemon cream, maple syrup, and sweet pears run rampant. A touch of almonds to go with constant honey tips this off.

Similar to the Sauternes we all know and love, Monbazillac has a higher percentage of Muscadelle and are a bit more of a secret. Sweet but never cloyingly, there’s nice balance and focus instead of an overwrought syrupy mess. The palate follows the nose closely with all the apricots and pears you could ever want. Spice abounds, along with more almonds and molasses. A very pretty dessert but one with heft and character.
— 18 days ago

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Claire Patelin

Côtes de Gascogne Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Great Sauvignon Blanc from France. Who knew?!? Nice pineapple and passion fruit notes. — 3 days ago

Domaine Tinon

Jurançon Sec

Great texture and acidity. Wish it was easier to find jurancon sec because when they are on, they are absolute fire — a month ago

Chris, Ian and 2 others liked this

Domaine Comte de Thun

La Parrazal Red Wine 2011

Vintage 2011 | Interesting wine from Tarn, an area small as a stamp. 60% Merlot, 20% Syrah ánd 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Oenologue Riccardo Cotarella. Great balance, tobacco, ripe cherries, chocolate and a mint impression. — 15 days ago

Josh, E and 13 others liked this

Château de Haute-Serre

Cahors Malbec 2015

Medium-full bodied, blackberry, plum skin, smoke, cedar, rustic spice, wild herbs and nice acid. Medium tannin. — a day ago

Douglas and Romain liked this
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Had w/lamb lollipops, yum.

Producteurs Plaimont

Colombelle L'Original Cotes de Gascogne White Blend 2018

We bought it. Lucky loves it. Don't know where we bought it. Bassetts?
Sauvignon Blanc
— 4 days ago

Chateau de Pellehaut

Armagnac Tenareze Folle Blanche 1986

Awesome Armagnac! Delicious. 100% Folle Blanche! — 14 days ago

Dawn, Daniel P. and 15 others liked this

Château Montus

Madiran Tannat Blend 2001

Interesting nose. Initially spicy, red pepper, stony. In the palate still has this harsh middle plate which is rather sharp and bitter. Nose definitely better — 20 days ago

Ceccherini, Ira and 2 others liked this

Domaine Cosse et Maisonneuve

La Fage Cahors Malbec 2015

A still young Cahors with round and powerful tannins as one would expect from this appellation. Nose of black fruits, prune, eucalyptus, fresh ink, smoke, chalk, graphite. The body of the wine is generous and round. The finish is correct without extravagance. Will age favorably with a few years in the cellar.

Un Cahors encore jeune aux tanins ronds et puissant comme on attend sur cette appellation. Nez de fruits noirs, pruneau, eucalyptus, encre fraîche, fumée, crayeuse, graphite. Le corps du vin est généreux et rond. La finale est correct sans extravagance. Vieillira favorablement avec quelques années en cave.
— a month ago

David, Sharon and 15 others liked this

Caves et Vignobles du Gers

Etoile de Nuit Viognier

A showstopper of a wine. One of the best I’ve tasted for a long time. — 5 days ago