As the weather warms, my thoughts turn to Picpoul. Green tasting with citrus, herbal and mineral notes. The acid lives up to its reputation, “Lip Stinger”. Yesterday, I drank it with sardines, so good. Today, I’m picking up some oysters and will finish off the bottle. — a month ago
Beautiful Southern gourmandise. Grenache in front with its notes of black fruits, coffee, chocolate. Syrah brings its lot of pepper, violet, typical menthol, and Carignan, thyme and garrigue notes. The 14 degrees of alcohol are absolutely unfeeling. It’s very good, it’s very soft.
Belle gourmandise sudiste souple et soyeuse. Grenache devant avec ses notes fruits noirs, café, chocolat. La Syrah apporte son lot de poivre, violette, menthol typique, le Carignan, du thym, des notes garrigue. Les 14 degrés d’alcool ne sont absolument pas sentir. Ça se boit très bien. — 8 days ago
Needs time to open up, big and dry. Decant for sure and enjoy with a steak and grilled romaine. — 9 days ago
Vintage 2017 — a day ago
2019 vintage. Nuance is an original white blend from the excellent organic Languedoc estate La Cendrillon. Petit Manseng (40%), Grenache Gris (18%), Grenache Blanc (12%), Marsanne (7%), Roussanne (7%), Albarino (7%), Verdejo(6%)and Macabeu (3%). A part is vinified and aged in 13hl Austrian wood barrels, the rest in stainless steel. Light yellow. Attractive nose with lemon, peach, fresh pineapple and flowers. Juicy citrus fruits, pineapple and bright acidity go hand in hand with a round mouthfeel. Long finish with ripe pink grapefruit and a salty minerality. Intriguing wine and great value. Highly recommended. — 11 days ago
Liquorice and bramble. Medium plus body, medium tannins, nice balancing acid, and a little bit of funk. Bigger than I prefer, but tasty nevertheless. — 15 days ago
2016 vintage. Inédite, Corbières rouge. Another brilliant wine from this excellent estate. From a plot named "Les Amandiers" with 30 years old vines. A blend of Syrah (50%), Grenache (35%) and Mourvèdre (15%). Aged 18 months in 20 hl and 225 l French oak. Delicate extractions and low yields lead to amazingly refined, fresh and complex wine with velvety tannins and a long spicy finish. Terrific value. Highly recommended. Abv. 14,5%. — 13 days ago