Languedoc Roussillon, France

Domaine de la Grange des Pères

Vin de Pays de l'Hérault Red Rhone Blend 2006

Shay A
9.4

Plenty dark in the glass with zero bricking. Soft plum, cassis, pipe tobacco and herbal...very similar to a ripe Bordeaux from the mid ‘00s on the nose. The palate has significant amounts of black cherry, blackberry pie, leather, and even some bay leaf. Plenty of tannin and acidity. For those who are waffling on when to open, this is very good now, but I’m hard pressed to say this is way over the hill. Absolutely brilliant right now. Shout out to the man @Martin G Rivard for hooking this up! Just a killer Rhône and I can’t wait to open my ‘12! — 9 days ago

Dan FitzgeraldMark Flesher
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Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

This wine is smarter than me and I admit that I was just a touch scared of it! :-).... Tried this wine twice with a different experience each time. after a couple of hours, I think this one was showing the best. And I don't think any more time in the bottle is going to make it any better. Black fruits, tar, fig currant, a splash of tart plum. Rather rounded from front to back, with very good structure and balance. Acidity very much in check. Finishes with some cedar tannin type of influence. Really satisfying. If I was staying another hour, I probably would have finished this bottle by myself!!
9.4

Domaine Magellan

Vin de Pays de l'Hérault Syrah Grenache Carignan 2015

What an elegant, almost Burgundian thing. As the Languedoc becomes increasingly hotter, this consistently checks in at 13% abv. 55% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 15% Carignan, given a long cold soak before fermentation, then polished in old Champy Volnay barrels. Fraises, framboises and an appropriate bittering element from the Carignan. Think of it as the anti-Orin Swift. — 14 days ago

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Jeff Carrel

Les Darons Languedoc Grenache Blend 2016

Beautifully balanced acidity just not quite enough tannin for my palette. — a day ago

Domaine de la Colombette

Notorious Pink Grenache Rosé 2018

Hello 80s—Strawberry Bubblicious bubble gum IS the nose! Makes my want to lace up my roller skates and pick daisies. A springtime delight. Floral rosy notes mix with light berries. Drink some more of this pink potion, and you just may actually SEE the muddled strawberries in your glass that you already taste and smell. Ros’e all brunch! — 16 hours ago

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Château de l'Ou

Secret de Schistes Côtes Catalanes Syrah 2015

PnP. Definitely drinking young.

Dark purple color. Nose has modest OH, blackberry, and tar. Dark Chocolate and black cherry on the palate. Deep wine and could have better structure. Finish is medium.

Overall very solid, but not sure it’s as good as the 96pts. Wine Advocate scores it.
— 11 days ago

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Domaine Collin

Cuvée Rosé Brut Crémant de Limoux

Apples, vodka, and minerals on the nose, very subtle. Fruity yet dry. More towards the white fruits than red fruits on the palate. Very refreshing. Not your average rose, soft carbonation taboot. Should have bought another. — 12 hours ago

Gérard Bertrand

Cote des Roses Languedoc Syrah Blend Rosé 2018

16/20 (89/100) Несмотря на то, что вино из Лангедока, стиль прованский. Бледно-лососевый цвет. Элегантный аромат спелых яблок, малины и легким намеком на ваниль. Свежее с умеренной кислотностью, ягодное во вкусе. Без претензии на комплексность, но придраться буквально не к чему. — 16 days ago

G. Moulinier

Les Terrasses Grillées Saint-Chinian Syrah Blend 1995

Vintage 1995 / Found this in a dark cellar corner, while I thought to drink my last bottle four years ago. Pleasant surprise although decay deployed. Yet very vital and awesome balance. This was a very good investment in pure pleasure. Rose above itself this Saint Chinian from 100% syrah. If you have got this wine drink it now. — 9 days ago

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Dune

Gris de Gris Sable de Camargue Grenache Carignan Rosé 2015

A fantastic light and citrusy blend that takes off the edge of dealing with a 13-year-old daughter’s sassiness. I’m not a Rose fan but this was truly delightful. — 9 days ago

Domaine Sainte Leocadie

Leukadios Red Rhone Syrah Blend 2016

I'll always have a sweet spot in my heart for the Minervois region, and this wine only makes me more "homesick". Earthy, green, medium bodied fruit is tempered by moderate acidity, and that barnyard funk plays around in the background. So easily enjoyed! — 5 days ago