Was frankly stunned by the elegance and freshness here, particularly given my own review of the ‘07 earlier this year, which was not nearly so giving. Vintage (and bottle) variation are real. In any case this was really beautiful and walked that delicate balance between refined grace and animal / rustic notes that I love, with firm but smooth tannins — 9 days ago
A great wine! This one I aged for a while (2012), and it's really good. Nose is smoky with a slight astringent sweetness. Taste - great balance of mouth feel, good tannins, slightly 'spicy' and a bit jammy. Not sweet. A lot of complexities I haven't noticed in younger bottles. — 17 days ago
Always a good purchase.
Prune juice nose with a bit of pomegranate mixed in,
Medium bodied, with lovely baked pie layers, fresh pie dough, currant filing, hint of lemon zest, with just enough popsicle stick tannin to carry this on.
Always a great purchase. — 10 days ago
Listen. This is the kind of wine you expect a backwoods man to drink to accompany the wild game he just killed. The nose is underbrush, funk, mushrooms, and slightly rotting blackberries that just fell to the floor of the forrest....slight menthol quality as well. Mouthfeel is full, with black berry barnyard funk. At first, it had a spicy, hot finish... but after an hour, that steadily left the building. This is a delight of a wine. Complex and a pleasure all around. $14.... are u kidding?? — 18 days ago
Enjoyed this at bistro Agnes in PDX recently. Would definitely buy a case if I find it. Crisp dry with a good nose. — 2 days ago
A medium-bodied Grenache from France. Showing red and black fruits with chocolates, earth and light vegetables.
Fruit forward and nicely balanced.
Medium-bodied with medium acidity.
Good by itself as a sipping wine or with food.
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some complexity.
14.9% alcohol by volume.
90 points. — 22 days ago
What a wine !
Rich, powerful, elegant and very fruity.
One of the best languedoc wine i've ever tasted... — 10 hours ago
"the geology and elevation give bright aromatics in fresh toothsome flavors to this rose wine, a hand-harvested blend of Cinsault 40%, Grenache 30%, Syrah 20%, Mourvedre 10%. It's rose but it's not your typical pinkish hue. It's paler, like wallpaper bleached by the sun. you will find hints of black fruit, a product of the razor sharp schist rock that makes up the top layer of soil in this region. aficionados of the language dark region instantly spot that telltale trace of garrigue - the bushy fragrant vegetation that grows on the Mediterranean." — 17 days ago
Glorious cherry pie and barn and spice and acid and yum — 8 days ago