Berkane, Morocco

Domaine des Ouled Thaleb

Tandem Syrah du Maroc 2017

Ryan M
9.0

Really enjoyed this. Moroccan Syrah. Not super complex, but very light and accessible. Elements of plums with some light red currant as well. — 3 days ago

Paul and Paul liked this
Paul Maranzan

Paul Maranzan

Very cool. Actually not sure I’ve ever seen a Moroccan wine!

Les Deux Domaines

J.M Raynal La Passion d'Une Vie Cuvée Limitée 2017

Superb expression of Syrah under the Moroccan sun. Nice balance. Violet, pepper; notes of ripe black fruits. Mocha, caramel. Dense and fresh. One of the best quality / price / pleasure ratios I have tasted in Morocco.

Superbe Syrah du maroc. Bel équilibre. Violette, poivre; notes de fruits noirs bien mûres. Notes toastées, moka, caramel, réglisse. Dense et frais. L’un des meilleurs rapports qualités/prix/plaisir que j’ai goûté au Maroc.
— 2 months ago

romo, Rob and 11 others liked this

La Ferme Rouge

La Petite Ferme Red Blend 2018

Really enjoyable. Cassis, iodine, plums, & some nice thyme and rosemary. Needs charred lamb chops. — 3 months ago

Romain, Andrew and 2 others liked this

Brana

Albedo blanc Irouléguy Petit Manseng Petit Courbu 2016

Lyle Fass
9.5

Such a great wine no one knows about on delectable except me and @Chris Shultz .

Nose of dried apricots, fig, pollen, brown sugar. Lime and lemon strands. Minerals and a bazaar like perfume. Something you’d encounter in Morocco. Hints of incense. Unique and complex. Ocean scents but with lots of seaweed underneath. What a palate. Not as round as 15 but with more angles and terrific finesse and white cherries, yellow plum and tangy just ripe apricots. Chewy, dense and concentrated wirh brilliant texture, juiciness and depth. So energetic, clean and balanced and man is this long. A refreshing wine that also is complex and deep. Lemony finish. Wow. Structure to age for a decade or more.
— 7 months ago

Keith, Romain and 10 others liked this
Chris Shultz

Chris Shultz

This is an excellent, dense, clean wine. I think I’ve got a little honey pot stashed away of 15. It’s a shame nobody brings in their wine anymore ;), but you can still find a few of their more casual bottlings kicking around from 5-10 years ago.
Lyle Fass

Lyle Fass Influencer Badge Premium Badge

@Severn Goodwin this is a wine that got killed by tariffs. Pre tarifss was $40, post tariffs it’s not happening. Pray those tariffs get repealed as that’s only way this wine is ever getting back in the country.
Lyle Fass

Lyle Fass Influencer Badge Premium Badge

@Chris Shultz see comment to @Severn Goodwin a sad tariff casualty.

Domaine des Ouleb Thaleb

Tandem Syrah 2018

Always so pleasant to taste this beautiful Syrah from Morocco, both strong and very well balanced with these flowery aromas of violet and pepper. Cool to 15 degrees to balance the slightly marked alcoholic power.

Toujours aussi agréable de goûter cette belle Syrah du Maroc, à la fois costaud et très bien équilibré avec ces arômes fleuris de violette et poivre. Rafraîchir à 15 degrés pour équilibrer la puissance alcoolique un peu marquée.
— 19 days ago

Ira, Daniel and 20 others liked this

Thalvin

S de Siroua Syrah 2017

Dense, fluid dark purple color. 🇲🇦
Open nose very ripe black fruits; associated with a discreet oak, fresh notes of violet and typical Syrah pepper. Pleasant balance reminiscent of a beefy Croze-Hermitage .. interesting aging potential; on cuisine from the Maghreb, or southern Italy (garlic, pepper, tomatoes, anchovies, olive oil, herbs)

Robe foncée pourpre violine dense, fluide.🇲🇦
Nez ouvert sur les fruits noirs très mûrs intense; associé à un boisé discret, notes fraîches de violette et de poivre typique de la Syrah.. La finale est agréable sur des notes réglissées, poivrées et un retour de fraîcheur acidulée. Servi à 15-16 degrés après une heure en carafe, on obtient un equilbre plaisant rappelant un Croze- Hermitage costaud... Cuisine du Maghreb, ou Italie du sud (ail, piment, tomates, anchois,huile d’olive, aromates)
— 2 months ago

Tom, Daniel P. and 13 others liked this

Thalvin - Alain Graillot

Tandem Zenata Cinsault Rosé 2019

Saw this at Wine Works and never had anything from Morocco. Definitely worth a try. Bone dry and crisp. Raspberry, watermelon, melon, and tangerine. Very good! — 5 months ago

David and Mike liked this

Domaine des Ouled Thaleb

Vin Vieux Grande Reserve Ait Souala Red Blend 2017

2018 was a great find. Evocation of Madiran and Cahors wines, with Tannat and Malbec grapes. Very ripe black fruits, spices and toasted notes. Deep mouth and freshness well balanced. 17 is more flexible, is a bit more homogeneous and round. Definitely a very good quality / price / pleasure ratio.

2018 était une belle trouvaille évoquant les vins épais de Madiran et Cahors, avec la présence de Tannat et Malbec. Toujours fruits noirs très mûrs, notes épicées, toastées, toujours un bel équilibre. Avec un an de plus, l’ensemble est plus souple, plus homogène. Définitivement un très bon rapport qualité/prix/plaisirs.
— 2 months ago

Tom, Douglas and 11 others liked this

Volubilia

Epicuria Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Wine from Morocco 🇲🇦 , good in term of balance, and value for money. Paid the equivalent of € 15-17. For this price we have a beautiful expression of Cabernet-Sauvignon, « on the fruit » with discreet aging. Persistent finish and a nice overall balance.

Vin du Maroc, haut du panier en matière d’équilibre, et rapport qualité/prix. Payé l’equivalent de 15-17€ en cave. Pour ce prix on a une belle expression du Cabernet-Sauvignon, sur le fruit avec un élevage discret. Finale finement persistante et un bel équilibre général.
— 2 months ago

Tom, Daniel P. and 11 others liked this

Domaine Zayane

Vieilles Vignes Carignan du Maroc

Well, for a 365 wholefoods Maroccan Carignan 2016 vintage... Not bad Vieilles ✌️ — 4 months ago