Nicely structured local red, blend of Merlo, Syrah, Malbec and CS, with some wood aging.
Black berries & mulberries, a fresh flowery note (violets, lavender), dried herbs, a savoury, earthy undertone. Fresh!
On the palate this is balanced with juicy, grippy tannins, good flow, savoury with the fruit adding rather than dominating. Nice mouthfeel, good drinkability, alc held nicely in check (13%).
A proper french food wine! — 16 days ago
Picpoul is reputedly the best match with oysters. Couldn’t get oysters on Thursday night but we had it anyway. I had tried this Languedoc white before but this had a more luscious fulsome palate than I recall. Aromatic Notes of honeysuckle, beeswax and pear. The palate shows pear, tropical fruit and a luscious mouth feel. Not as acidic as I was expecting. Great value. Will buy again. — 4 days ago
White before red. Just an incredible array of aroma and flavors with every sip. Cooked black plum, dried black cherry, dried rose petals, dust, cracked pepper, cedar, wood smoke, fur, olive, leather, cocoa powder, garrigue, tar, hot iron, black tea. Everything about screams rustic but the elegance of tannin and lengthy finesse counter everything peasant about it. More impressive on day 2 is the seamless nature of it, harmonious from front to back, gaining more an overall savory and meaty profile. The shiitake, cured meat, hoisin, talcum and leather really starting to unfold. I think this could be beautiful in 5-8 years, but I love the fruit component at this moment. Father’s day treats this weekend with double GDPs 😻 — 15 days ago
Very dry, crisp, balanced acidity, Light, fresh, paired well with oysters. Slightly nutty with blanched almond vibes #sundaysunsetpatio — 15 days ago
Na categoria vinho de supermercado esse Chardonnay de uma apelação menor é um grande achado no Saint Marche . Está bem evoluído, aparentemente no pico — 22 days ago
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! — 4 days ago