Collioure, Roussillon

Domaine La Tour Vieille

La Pinède Collioure Red Blend 2016

Nate Wall
9.0

Complex and interesting. Grenache characteristics, but the gamey, sauvage Mourvèdre really shows through. Sweet tobacco, anise, dark dark cherry. Lovely wine. — 2 days ago

Domaine Magellan

Languedoc Syrah Grenache Carignan

Smells like canned green Chile’s from New Mexico, and slow roasted portabello mushroom juice.

Delightful on the tongue with blue/black berry, hint of dragonfruit, pine. A Minerality that is a great accompanying back beat. Love the way the zing on this wine lifts the tannin from the tongue in an ethereal way and carries it, for a long,long finish.
Kevin Zraly would approve.
Another great wine at a great price. Perfect recovery from my 4000 ft worth of cycling ascent today.
— 3 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Nice review especially after your eventful day!

M. Chapoutier

Les Vignes de Bila-Haut Côtes du Roussillon Villages Red Rhone Blend 2017

Enjoyed the 2017 with Peter and Joanne Wisner at Knoxie's Table for Valentines Day 2018. Smooth taste, clean finish. Slight "Porto" flavor. — 2 days ago

Jean-Claude Zabalia

Selected by Kermit Lynch Languedoc Rosé Blend 2017

Always solid values from Kermit’s personal label. Rhône varietal Rosé from the Languedoc. — 5 days ago

Lindsey Wells
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David, Peter and 3 others liked this

Calvet-Thunevin (Thunevin-Calvet)

Côtes du Roussillon Villages Les Trois Marie Red Rhone Blend 2015

Shay A
9.3

Surprise of the day! Young and powerful. Ripe fruits and baked mixed berry pie aromatics. The sweetness of the fruit falls off pretty quick but it shows savory and smoked charcoal notes with old pipe tobacco like finish. — 4 days ago

Dan FitzgeraldMark Flesher
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Bill, Bryan and 28 others liked this
Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

Well, this is a wine with a ton going on. And I don't think I could tell you that this was 75% Grenache with the balance being Syrah. I would have guessed that PS was a component by far. Entry is thick, chalk filled, black blue and purple fruit. This wine poured significantly dark. There is a brambleberry and forest note in the middle to finish. The finish has very bright acidity, and this has the tannic grip to last another 15 years easily. This wine has incredible balance at the present time. I really expect that to continue over the next decade although I do not expect the front to remain as sweet or chalky. A definite crowd-pleaser.
9.4

Michel Gassier

Vin de Pays d'Oc Viognier

Dang that's yummy. Loads of citrus, apricot and peach with enough acidity and crispness to balance the fruit. Long and lush finish. Highly recommended and a great price point. — 7 hours ago

Dawn, P and 2 others liked this

Domaine Lafage

Nicolas Vieilles Vignes Grenache Noir

Smooth French wine. Nicely balanced with subtle tannins on the finish. Juicy berry notes.
Winestyles purchase.
— 11 days ago

Clot de l'Origine

L'Original Côtes du Roussillon White Blend 2017

Unsure of the exact blend here, either Macabeu/Syrah or Macabeu/Muscat, either or, delicious.

Cloudy golden straw color. Ripe pineapple, overripe pear and white flowers on the nose. Honey, apricot, cinnamon (light), medium acidity on the palate.

Biodynamic and spontaneously fermented. Paired this along halibut cooked in sous vide then quickly pan finished with a touch of butter on the stove, a decent combination. I think this wine would shine with something fatty, like foie gras or a good hard cheese.
— 12 days ago

Vanessa, Kim and 26 others liked this

M. Chapoutier

Domaine de Bila-Haut L'Esquerda Côtes du Roussillon Villages Shiraz Blend 2017

Figured I’d go back to back here with Bila Haut and deal with the consequences tomorrow. I have nothing better to do. My wife is sick, my son is in bed, my dog is going to town on his Kong. So wine time for me. In a blind I’d like to say you could pinpoint similar producer but these are two totally different wines. This is clay-filled with blackberry and a hint of mocha. Dry, dusty, and mouth puckering finish. For a side by side it really comes down to personal preference not quality. — 20 days ago

Steve, Ken and 1 other liked this

Others

Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes Grenache

Dark Ruby red. Amazing Grenache. Fruit forward with pepper and spice finish. — 2 days ago

Neil, Mark and 4 others liked this