Languedoc Roussillon Red Blend

Calvet-Thunevin (Thunevin-Calvet)

Côtes du Roussillon Villages Les Trois Marie Red Rhone Blend 2015

Shay A
9.3

Surprise of the day! Young and powerful. Ripe fruits and baked mixed berry pie aromatics. The sweetness of the fruit falls off pretty quick but it shows savory and smoked charcoal notes with old pipe tobacco like finish. — 2 days ago

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Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

Well, this is a wine with a ton going on. And I don't think I could tell you that this was 75% Grenache with the balance being Syrah. I would have guessed that PS was a component by far. Entry is thick, chalk filled, black blue and purple fruit. This wine poured significantly dark. There is a brambleberry and forest note in the middle to finish. The finish has very bright acidity, and this has the tannic grip to last another 15 years easily. This wine has incredible balance at the present time. I really expect that to continue over the next decade although I do not expect the front to remain as sweet or chalky. A definite crowd-pleaser.
9.4

Gérard Bertrand

Languedoc Syrah Grenache 2014

This one is a Grenache/Syrah Blend (based on the body - more Grenache). Not impressive right after opening, but given some time and air, really opened up pretty well. Ripe Mediterranean Cherry, Raspberry and Blackberry fruit flavors. Cinnamon, bacon and licorice on the nose. Minerals and herbs on the finish. Smooth tannins, light body and a really good value. Be patient with this one. — 18 hours ago

Mas des Chimères

Oeillade Coteaux du Salagou Red Blend 2015

Stuff is so good. Great glass of wine. — 3 months ago

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Eric Egan

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Wow - one of my favourite producers. We visit every year! Where did you buy it?
Ted Corvey

Ted Corvey

At Edmunds Oast Exchange in Charleston, SC. Their wine buyer, @sarahokelley, has put together an amazing selection. I started drinking this at her suggestion, and seem to keep picking it up every so often. They have at least one of their “nicer” offerings at the shop that I have been excited to try.
Eric Egan

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That’s impressive. It’s a small producer off the beat and track so she’s done well to find it. Their top wines age well for decades!

Domaine Magellan

Languedoc Syrah Grenache Carignan

Smells like canned green Chile’s from New Mexico, and slow roasted portabello mushroom juice.

Delightful on the tongue with blue/black berry, hint of dragonfruit, pine. A Minerality that is a great accompanying back beat. Love the way the zing on this wine lifts the tannin from the tongue in an ethereal way and carries it, for a long,long finish.
Kevin Zraly would approve.
Another great wine at a great price. Perfect recovery from my 4000 ft worth of cycling ascent today.
— 2 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Nice review especially after your eventful day!

Daumas Gassac

Grande Réserve de Gassac Famille Guibert Vin de Pays de l'Hérault Red Blend 2017

Dark berries and fruity. Smooth. Medium body. A nice blend of Cab (40%) Syrah (35%) and Merlot (25%). Went well w short ribs and root veggies. — a day ago

Clot de l'Origine

L'Original Côtes du Roussillon White Blend 2017

Unsure of the exact blend here, either Macabeu/Syrah or Macabeu/Muscat, either or, delicious.

Cloudy golden straw color. Ripe pineapple, overripe pear and white flowers on the nose. Honey, apricot, cinnamon (light), medium acidity on the palate.

Biodynamic and spontaneously fermented. Paired this along halibut cooked in sous vide then quickly pan finished with a touch of butter on the stove, a decent combination. I think this wine would shine with something fatty, like foie gras or a good hard cheese.
— 10 days ago

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Jeantet Olivier

Mas Haut-Buis Costa Caoude Coteaux du Languedoc Red Blend 2011

Very, very fine tannins, lively acidity, and notes of blackberries, blueberries, rocky earth, licorice, and espresso. 8 years old and it still has many years ahead of it. Balanced and beautiful — one that really wow’ed me! Even better on day 2. — 8 hours ago

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Clos du Gravillas

Sous les Cailloux des Grillons Syrah Blend 2017

We enjoyed this bottle late into the night, taking our time and growing our appreciation of the wine as each sip grew richer & more sumptuous. From an assortment of grapes grown on an arid and rocky, white gravel plateau in the tiny village of St Jean, France - this small batch, biodynamic beauty has alot of personality. Instantly fresh and out of the bottle with notes of red fruit, silky, smooth and growing in complexity as it breathes. By the final glass I was noticing hints of leather & blackberry jam. — 22 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Enjoy! Have a good day!
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@Shawn Thompson Fun wine great review Cheers 🍷
Kendall Johnson

Kendall Johnson

Sounds scrumptious!

M. Chapoutier

Domaine de Bila-Haut L'Esquerda Côtes du Roussillon Villages Shiraz Blend 2017

Figured I’d go back to back here with Bila Haut and deal with the consequences tomorrow. I have nothing better to do. My wife is sick, my son is in bed, my dog is going to town on his Kong. So wine time for me. In a blind I’d like to say you could pinpoint similar producer but these are two totally different wines. This is clay-filled with blackberry and a hint of mocha. Dry, dusty, and mouth puckering finish. For a side by side it really comes down to personal preference not quality. — 18 days ago

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Xavier et Mathieu Ledogar

La Compagnon Corbières Red Rhone Blend 2015

Such a great value. Syrah grown on rocky/stony terroir always wins out. This is Poor-Man’s Cornas (have I said that before?). Meaty, savory, loads of iron and crushed rock. Savory and mouthfilling. Good balance. Tannins are tamer than Cornas though. — 11 days ago

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