Roussillon, Languedoc Roussillon

Dom Brial

Grande Reserve Muscat 1959

Vintage 1959 ~ extreme good balance, nice experience — 6 days ago

Severn, Daniel P. and 15 others liked this

Domaine Cotzé

Monastrell 2020

Really incredible. Slightly carbonic and nice funk. Really good chilled. Definitely something to grab when you come across it. — 7 days ago

Château de Pena

Côtes du Roussillon Villages Red Blend 2020

MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET
8.9

I actually haven’t had this wine but I had the 2020 Pierres Noires and the 2020 ADN and they were rich and spicy #rousillon #grenache — 5 days ago

L’Archiviste

Rivesaltes 1979

Shay A
9.2

One of the wines I opened for my annual WWC hosting.

Very unique. Mostly Grenache based. Came across as a tawny port and Sherry combo. Fairly light ruby in the glass, with a whiff of Sherry/oxidized notes right off the bat. Lots of old fig, graham cracker, cinnamon and crème brûlée. Not heavy or rich on the palate…there is a floral aspect to it, with candied red fruits too. Doesn’t have the depth or complexity of a great vintage port, but it showed extremely well for its age and still paired well with Stilton cheese and candied oranges!
— a month ago

Tom, Peter and 26 others liked this
Bob McDonald

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@Shay A I assume this is a fortified style Shay?
Shay A

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@Bob McDonald : Yes, you are correct. My first Rivesaltes, and I enjoyed it.
Tom Casagrande

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Stilton. Yuk. I can’t handle it.

Daumas Gassac

Mas de Daumas Haute Vallée du Gassac Blanc White Blend 2020

Remarkable peach and kumquat flavors So exotic yet so bright, mineral, and acid. Almost completely dry but with a generosity and texture reminiscent of a sweet wine. One of my favorite whites of all time. Just stunning. — 15 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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This is a fantastic bottle, great in its youth and aged!
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Cool. Only knew it’s bargain basement QPRs till now..@Josh Morgenthau !

Château de Saint-Cosme

Little James Basket Press Vin de Pays d'Oc Grenache 2021

So delightful!
These rating scales don’t do justice to wonderful wines like this one. If you are looking for a 90+ banger of a wine, then you’ll miss the joy you get from this kind of straightforward pure expression of south Rhone Grenache. It’s so flexible and friendly with so many foods.

If you’ve been drinking $10 wines, then step up to this one and enjoy its clean friendly flavor. If you’ve been snobbishly drinking $25+ wines, then you’re also missing the simple joys of a great table wine like this.
— 4 days ago

Coustal Roland and Anne Marie

Domaine Terres Georges Racine Carignane 2019

Excellent, had the 2018 and 2019 is it’s equal. Had it with rump steak, but still think it’s more suited to duck or lamb. — 9 days ago

Domaine Gauby

Muntada Côtes du Roussillon Villages Red Rhone Blend 2014

Lithe, perfumed, graceful and yet ample in its delicious fruit and length. Unlike most wines made in the style, Gauby always manages to have this tannic framework and structure that is tense and fine boned yet yielding at just the right moment. Dried red cherry, crushed berries, blood orange, chaparral, wet leaves, black tea, potpourri, rose petal, candied apple, cinnamon, clove. Has some natural leanings but pleasantly so. — 19 days ago

Ira, Aravind and 4 others liked this

Château La Sauvageonne

Blanc Coteaux du Languedoc Grenache Blanc Blend 2018

New to me. Southern French blend with a distinct marine note. Leans toward the tropical. Interesting and I’ll pay more attention to the next bottle. — 8 days ago

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Laroche

La Chevaliere Pays d'Oc Chardonnay 2020

Citrus/lemon and minerals upfront. Then a quick lemon fade to the finish. Then lingering minerals. Nice layers — 7 days ago