Languedoc Roussillon, France

Clot de l'Origine

L'Original Côtes du Roussillon White Blend 2017

Another quaffer. Pure, fresh, textural. Apparently a skinsy, but ever so lightly so. Apple, pears, candied ginger, ripping acidity, saline. So delicious and so refreshing in the tropical weather.

First time trying this producer and wine. From old vine Macebau, might contain a touch Syrah and/or Muscat - the information varies online. Biodynamics, minimal intervention.
— 6 days ago

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I have a bottle of this, cool stuff. A local restaurateur started a side import business, and he brings this into MA.
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@Severn Goodwin That's funny. It's the same story over here in KL. A wine bar owner brings this in as a side gig. Great value. Had this late on a very long drunk night. So refreshing even after all that booze.
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@Aaron Tan Cool, thought your weren't US based, KL is interesting, you have some intriguing, very tall buildings over there.

Gilles Chabbert

Domain des Aires Hautes Minervois-La Livinière 2015

Lots of green notes. Green bell pepper, green herbs, and notes of unripe fruit. Very lush and 30 minutes presentation though, starting with the green notes in the front and rolling to a tart and warm finish. Round in the mouth but with just enough acid and tannins to provide good structure. — 4 days ago

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Matassa

El Sarrat Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes Red Rhone Blend 2010

Excellent example. Farmhouse and dark, dried fruits. Freshness. Nice touch of brett.. — 3 days ago

Daumas Gassac

Grande Réserve de Gassac Famille Guibert Vin de Pays de l'Hérault Red Blend 2008

I have been thinking and overthinking about this magnum we've had after the Burgundy section and I believe we have been extremely lucky. We did not have huge expectations, but the wine sang marvelously. To me this was a special bottle of which it will be very hard to get hold again. — 17 days ago

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Château de Caraguilhes

Domaine de L'Olivette Coteaux de Cabrerisse Red Blend 2031

This organic wine is made in a 16th century Chateau and is a blend of Syrah, Merlot and Grenache. After about 30 min of decanting this wine displayed an impressive array of tastes that continued to evolve. It has a blend of stewed red fruits, dominated by strawberry, raspberry, rhubarb and raspberries. Additionally it has musky truffle notes that add complexity and depth. The wine ends with a mild springy acidity that enhances the flavours rather than over dominating. — 10 days ago

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@Michael Bleszynski Michael Good review and background for the picture Cheers 🍷
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@P A cheers, hope you are doing well.

Domaine Gauby

Muntada Côtes du Roussillon Villages Red Rhone Blend 2004

Спелая вишня, слива, ежевика, гранат, кровь, краска, маринованные маслины, гарига, лакрица. Среднее тело с высокой кислотностью и спокойными танинами. Чисто, стройно, плотно и собранно, не тяжело, сочно. С заметной летучкой, но без грубостей. Глубины больше чем комплексности, полно сил, развито, но вряд ли будет улучшаться дальше. С характером. — 20 days ago

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Orin Swift

Fragile Rosé Grenache Blend

Fragile - I don't believe it’s pronounced frah-ghee-lay - has a big, bright nose full of big, bright red fruit. A bit of heat pokes its head through, too, owing to the 15% alcohol content. That cherry-red fruit comes through on the palate as well, with a boatload of acidity to boot. The winery notes say Fragile pairs well with lighter fare and warm, sunny days. I'd have it with pork chops in a heartbeat. — 2 days ago

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Clever marketing

Daumas Gassac

Guilhem Vin de Pays de l'Hérault Syrah Blend 2015

Very good value... I’m buying more, pleasantly surprised at this French blend... I see its distributed by Quail in Phoenix, good job Chuck — 5 days ago

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I agree. Such an awesome value. Year in and year out.

Domaine Sainte Marie des Pins

Oh Oui! White Blend

Anyone know what varietals are in this? I'm stumped. Loved it with the salt cod I had at Systir in Iceland. — a month ago

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Domaine Lafage

Cuvée Nicolas Côtes Catalanes Grenache Noir

Color of beautiful purple. Nose of ripe fruit, raisin, milk chocolate, and dried strawberry. Taste is milky too, with polished tannins, sweet dried strawberry, a bit spice, a bit grassy, nice subtle acidity and spiciness, and indeed a bit juicy grapes. Aftertaste is also savory with just a bit too much bittersweet. — 14 days ago

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