Languedoc Roussillon, France

Domaine Jean-Louis Tribouley

Orchis Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes Grenache Blend 2013

100% biodynamically-grown old vine Grenache. Fair amount of brett imposes on an otherwise interesting nose of deep, tangy black raspberry fruit. Some nice clean, stony minerality too. Surprisingly for a Grenache, you can also sense in the nose that the acids are very bright, and the sip confirms this. Dense, very tangy, and with some nice stoniness, but I find the brett a little much (others may not mind as much). Drying, mouthwatering finish. Can’t believe the acids on this. — 3 days ago

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Domaine Lafage

Centenaire Côtes du Roussillon Grenache Blanc Blend 2015

Lovely French white blend. Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris and Roussanne blend together beautifully. Fruit from 100 year old vines. Lucious on the palette. Lovely straw color. Ripe stone fruit, honeysuckle, a hint of limestone. It's a beautiful wine. Better when it's closer to room temp rather than straight from fridge cold. The flavors really come out in the glass. WA rated 90-92. Try to find this one and buy multiple bottles. After our first bottle, was really glad I had several more! — 11 days ago

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Domaine de Fontsainte

Gris de Gris Corbières Grenache Gris Rosé 2017

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9.0

Fontsainte’s Gris de Gris has been a consistent must-buy for decades. Displaying vibrant blood orange and redcurrant scents and flavors, this gorgeous Rosé has the concentration to handle strongly seasoned foods but its liveliness makes it wonderfully easy to drink all by itself. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, July 2018)
— 15 days ago

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Domaine de Cambis

Rock de Carignane Carignan 2014

Killer value. Crunchy and pure red fruits; black raspberry, mission fig, redwood forest, potting soil, chaparral, crumbled rocks, salt, synthetic (in a good way). Lively acid, engaging tannin that don’t overwhelm, savory. A gorgeous wine with plenty of character from its Schist terroir, deeply mineral — 11 days ago

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Faire la Fete

Crémant de Limoux Brut Sparkling Blend

Shay A
9.0

Surprisingly, I liked this a bit warmer than most sparkling wines. Would have blinded it as high end west coast sparkler. Little yeast, not much chalk or limestone, some reductive/bruised pear on the finish. Granny Smith Apple on the nose and mid palate. — 4 days ago

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Mark Flesher

Last of these bottles. This one has some rather small bubbles, but gets a little bit bigger as the wine warms. The entry is 3 parts sweet, 7 parts tart green apple. This is an exceptional 'session' sparkler. If you had three bottles of this in 100-degree heat, it wouldn't take long to drain 'em all. Almost seems to crack a 90, but doesn't quite make it there IMO. This one isn't going to get any better, so drink up if you have it!
9.1
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Just got a bottle of this wine today, can’t wait to try it!

Domaine de Cebene

Felgaria Faugères 2013

Soooo much potential. Way too young and a little bit numb at the moment but hints of those complex old mouvèdre scents are just starting to develop. Not her greatest year but still far from its peak. Keep for at least another 10-12 years before opening. Glad I have quite a few cases of this in hibernation. — 17 days ago

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Château Maris

Les Planels La Livinière Syrah 2015

Normally I am not a big fan of Minervois or Fitou wines but this one is a melted dark chocolate with cherries and black berry bomb! I think it is also due to the great hot 2015 vintage which delivers like great Barossa type wine! Lacks of mineralogy but very new world type. Silky tannins, fruit forward with 30 second finish. To try. — 5 days ago

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Château de la Négly

Clos des Truffiers Coteaux du Languedoc Syrah

1999! Wow époustouflant! Une bombe avec de la matière à rendre jaloux plusieurs grand cru! Wow. Une longue finale exeptionnelle — 2 days ago

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Bruno Duchêne

La Luna Vin de Pays de la Côte Vermeille Red Blend 2017

Makes me believe in Grenache again. Textbook Grenache with clarity, lightness, character — 15 days ago

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Domaine de la Grange des Pères

Vin de Pays de l'Hérault Red Rhone Blend 2013

Nice Languedoc Cabernet Mourvèdre Syrah blend. A little too astringent in the finish, but a classic strong wine that goes well with lamb. A little expensive for what it is. — 5 days ago