Roussillon, Languedoc Roussillon

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! — 6 days ago

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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

Daumas Gassac

Vin de Pays de l'Hérault White Blend 1988

Stunning bottle of 1988 Mas de Daumas Gassac blanc with dinner tonight. Bone dry with virile acidity and a divine nose of honeysuckle, acacia, apricot stones, and light, fresh strawberries!

Only their third vintage but this shows how the wines truly come into their on at 30;-)
— 18 days 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.
— 7 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. — 5 days ago

Domaine Gauby

Muntada Côtes du Roussillon Villages Red Rhone Blend 2007

Feels pretty big even at 12 years of age - still a good amount of primary fruit amongst mineral garrigue loveliness. — 5 days ago

Celina Ho
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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. — 5 days ago

Jillian Varner
with Jillian

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. — 6 days ago

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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. — 10 days ago

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Château de Caraguilhes

Les Gourgoules Corbières Red Blend 2016

John Howard
9.2

This is the red. Delicious. Classic dark styled languedoc. — 9 days ago

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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! — 21 hours ago