Roussillon

Domaine Le Soula

Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes Grenache Blend 2016

Been waiting for years to get back to London and bring this home as it’s only available at Berry Bros. & Rudd as far as I know. Remarkable mineral and acidic cut for a southern French white, like a Loire chenin but with a bit more heft and roundness. Green mango, bitter grapefruit, honey, pear, smoke and spice on the finish. Worth checking a bag for! — 15 days ago

Ira, Tom and 7 others liked this

Domaine du Pegau

Plan Pegau Vin de France Red Rhone Blend 2014

Unique Cote du Rhone red blended of wines from the 2014, 2015 & 2016 vintages and with some grape varietals not typically found in the Rhône. Blend of Grenache (30%), Syrah (20%), Merlot (20%) and other varietals (including Cabernet Sauvignon -20%). Intensely floral and herbal on the nose and pallet with intense dark fruit. Leathery finish. Hint of spice on the finish. Very savory and interesting. Not a traditional Cote du Rhone or CDP. Good stuff — 3 days ago

Bob and Paul liked this

Department 66

Others Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes Grenache 2017

Blend of Grenache, Carignan, Syrah & Mourvedre, deep Ruby with aromas black fruits and floral notes. On the palate flavors of plum and blackberry with notes of cacao, spice and earthy notes. Medium+ finish, fine tannins, great mouthfeel (15.2 ABV), ending with fruit and earthy spice, nice! — 21 days ago

Jason, Rob and 3 others liked this

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! — 6 days ago

Peter, Ron and 15 others liked this

Domaine de la Grange des Pères

Vin de Pays de l'Hérault Red Rhone Blend 2015

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 😻 — 16 days ago

Shay, Ira and 2 others liked this

Domaine de la Majone

Picpoul de Pinet 2018

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. — 6 days ago

Rob, Severn and 14 others liked this

Bastide Miraflors

Cotes du Roussillon Vieilles Vignes Syrah-Grenache Blend

2018 Vintage - Syrah /Grenache blend -Blackberry fruit spice (all Spice ) currants nice concentration but a little simple but nice for $15. — 20 days ago

Hermes, Mark and 5 others liked this

Domaine Lafage

Tessellae Côtes du Roussillon Vieilles Vignes Grenache Blend

Good! GSM with some depth but still tasty on a warm day. — an hour ago

Domaine Lafage

Nicolas Vieilles Vignes de Grenache Noir 2018

Local whey feed pork chops pairing. Earthy, blackberry, cherry fruit. Smooth finish — 17 days ago

Rob liked this

Famille Lafage

Miraflors Côtes du Roussillon Rosé Blend

Lovely tartly berry lime hint of almond — 6 days ago