Languedoc Roussillon Syrah

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.
— 5 days ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
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Penya

Rouge Côtes Catalanes Grenache Blend

Great Friday nice guy kick back and grill out wine! — 4 days ago

Château Saint-Roch

Cotes du Roussillon Villages Grenache Blend 2014

Good wine. Medium with nice acidity. Dark fruits and soil. Paired well with chocolate and raspberries. — 3 days ago

Jillian Varner
with Jillian

Ermitage du Pic Saint Loup

Tour de Pierres Coteaux du Languedoc Pic St. Loup Grenache Blend 2016

Discreet nose of garrigue, olive, blackberry, pepper. The palate is very fresh with a splendid balance between a rather strong acid backbone and fruit and matter on the sides. Some tannins to kick things up and a fresh finish with fruit. Very lovely. Definitely the kind of Languedoc stuff I want to sip on regularly. — 20 days ago

Severn, Peter and 8 others liked this

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. — 4 days ago

Dan, Jeroen and 14 others liked this

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! — 4 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 la Croix Gratiot

Rouge Cerise Syrah

legs for days, quite good! — 6 days ago

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. — 8 days ago

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Château d'Oupia

Les Hérétiques Pays d'Hérault Carignane Syrah 2017

For $9 from Astor wines, this is a phenomenal bang for your buck every day red. Kind of like the earthiness of the Alea Viva aleatico, slightly fruitier and deeper, but for the price, it’s fantastic value for a tasty red. — 12 days ago

Domaine Lafage

Tessellae Côtes du Roussillon Vieilles Vignes Grenache Blend 2015

Really nice bright and bell-peppery or green herbs. Maybe some dark fruit or wood, too. Can’t quite name the taste but it is distinguished. — 9 days ago

Navin NayakRivka Friedman
with Navin and Rivka