Languedoc Roussillon Syrah

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

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.

La Tourelle du Cavalier

Pays d'Oc Syrah

Lund hotel. La Tourelle Syrah, Frankrike. Tasty! Medium to heavy bodied. — 5 days ago

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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Severn Goodwin

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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.
Aaron Tan

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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.

Bastide Miraflors

Cotes du Roussillon Vieilles Vignes Syrah-Grenache Blend

This may be the QPR champion of 2019 and we’re only halfway through March. Incredibly pure red fruits, brambles, garrigue, pepper, spice. Handsome structure. Tongue smacking finish. This drinks as well as Rhône wines that are four+ times the price. Giddy up. — 12 days ago

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Bastide Miraflors

Cotes Catalanes Vieilles Vignes Syrah-Grenache Blend 2016

Juicy, crowd-pleaser, great QPR — 3 days ago

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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 — 6 days ago

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

Domaine des Foulards

Cuvée Octobre Syrah 2018

25 November 2018. The Four Horsemen, Brooklyn, NY. — 5 days ago

Château de l'Ou

Infiniment Côtes Catalanes Syrah

Bill E

Intense, dark color. Deep intense fruit. Strong tannic backbone with complimentary acid. Superb. Will improve, too. — 6 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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