Gaillac, Southwest France

Château Barouillet

Bergerac Red Blend 2020

True story: a fellow Delectable member thought the label was a misspelling from a previous post. I sent an email to the vintner who responded within the day- the label is a play on crack, the drug: like the label, this is fun stuff. Blend of Cab franc, cab Sauvignon, merlot, & something called Merille. Seriously unfiltered so mind the sediment. — 2 days ago

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Pierre Laplace

Madiran Tannat Blend 2013

Tannat (80%)/Cabernet Franc (20%) blend. Deep purple color. Dark black fruit aromas and flavors. Hints of smoke and oak. Just a bit of a green note but it incorporates beautifully. Nicely structured, as the Tannat was not over extracted. Tannins are present but not overly grippy. Alcohol is also reasonable at 13.5%. This wine has benefited from aging. Thank You Ron B. — 25 days ago

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Château Bouscassé

Madiran Tannat Blend 2017

After decanting and letting rest for a while it is a great well balanced wine — 18 days ago

Château Tour des Gendres

Cantalouette Red Blend 2020

briery blackberry, raspberry, currant, plum, slight green herbal note w soft licorice, mocha, tar & crushed minerals ~ to be clear though, this paired amazingly/beautifully w a Greek lamb dish ~ like a 9.8 experience! — a day ago

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Mont Gravet

Côtes de Gascogne Colombard 2020

A steal at $9.50. Would get again. Maybe even buy a case, etc. Hope we can find it next time! — 2 days ago

Châtelet de Gaudou

Tradition Cahors Malbec-Merlot 2018

Full bodied without bite. For the price it's hard to beat. — 4 days ago

Château Bouscassé (Alain Brumont)

Madiran Menhir Tannat Blend 2007

Earthy with stewed black and red fruits. Soft, resolved tannins, and nice balance. — 11 days ago

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Clos La Coutale

Coutale Rosé Cahors Malbec 2020

2020 vintage. Relatively full-bodied for the type. Really ripe strawberries, stewed cherries, raspberry, bit of phenolic bitterness, lemon pith, rocks, little herbal thing going on. — 19 days ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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Interesting, I did not know Coutale makes rosé

Delord

15 Ans d'Age Bas Armagnac

My favorite brandy house, but I’ve never tried this expression.


Nose: tropical fruits - papaya? Banana? Nuts - almonds, peanuts, peanut brittle. Intense baking spices - allspice, cinnamon, clove, black pepper. Salted caramel, toffee. Light roast coffee. Bitter chocolate. Boozy vanilla extract. Yum.

Taste: marvelous. A little lighter bodied than the 25 year (from what I recall), but all the same bitter chocolate and salty caramel and old varnished wood - and tobacco. And hot spices. And charred, caramelized orange? Yowzah. Top tier. I’ll have to directly compare to my 25 year and 30 years…but this is remarkable. 97.
— 12 days ago

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