Badet Clément & Co.

Pontificis Grenache Blend

8.7546 ratings
8.515 pro ratings
Languedoc Roussillon, France
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre
Lamb, Chocolate & Caramel, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Turkey, Pasta, Mushrooms, Veal, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Potato, White Rice, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa, Beef, Chili & Hot Spicy, Hard Cheese, Pork, Pungent Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Stephen Spoja

Nice wine, and very affordable

Nice wine, and very affordable

5 people found it helpfulOct 24th, 2014
Jordan Kienzle

Pretty good, cheap wine. Found at trader joes.

Pretty good, cheap wine. Found at trader joes.

3 people found it helpfulOct 17th, 2014
srh
8.6

While decent enough @ this price [the QPR of which is reflected by my score], I personally prefer the '15 Kirkland Sig Select Cotes du Rhone Villages @ the same price [assuming you're a COSTCO member], or **definitely** the '14 Tilia Malbec Mendoza, which 1/3 of the local COSTCOs I check still have @ $7.49, the Tilia also being a justifiable [IMHO] WA 90 pt wine. My reasoning: Either the Kirkland CdR or the Tilia offer more substance & potential than does this Pontificis, which I'd not keep beyond 2016.

While decent enough @ this price [the QPR of which is reflected by my score], I personally prefer the '15 Kirkland Sig Select Cotes du Rhone Villages @ the same price [assuming you're a COSTCO member], or **definitely** the '14 Tilia Malbec Mendoza, which 1/3 of the local COSTCOs I check still have @ $7.49, the Tilia also being a justifiable [IMHO] WA 90 pt wine. My reasoning: Either the Kirkland CdR or the Tilia offer more substance & potential than does this Pontificis, which I'd not keep beyond 2016.

2 people found it helpfulAug 22nd, 2016
Andrew Schantz

Great aroma, spicy, rich and fruity

Great aroma, spicy, rich and fruity

2 people found it helpfulOct 18th, 2014
Wineshout 💀

Shy nose but more open on the palate. Simple and straightforward.

A Rhone blend from Languedoc that delivers for the money!

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Shy nose but more open on the palate. Simple and straightforward.

A Rhone blend from Languedoc that delivers for the money!

More at Wineshout.com

1 person found it helpfulNov 6th, 2014
Derek Palmer

My new favorite cheap wine! Not bad.

My new favorite cheap wine! Not bad.

1 person found it helpfulOct 31st, 2014
Drock Throps

Decent. Good for price. Under $10, very worth it

Decent. Good for price. Under $10, very worth it

1 person found it helpfulOct 10th, 2014
Henrik Poulsen

13% alc.
40% Grenache, 33% Syrah and 27% Mourvèdre.

Whether out of a Dixie cup at a neighborhood BBQ or from a Riedel XL Extreme at early dinner this demands respect.

How this can make it over the pond, get US distribution, land on store shelves and still be sold at $6.99 with a profit, is beyond me.

Simple, juicy but just plain out quaffable this should fit very well with some (good) pizza.

13% alc.
40% Grenache, 33% Syrah and 27% Mourvèdre.

Whether out of a Dixie cup at a neighborhood BBQ or from a Riedel XL Extreme at early dinner this demands respect.

How this can make it over the pond, get US distribution, land on store shelves and still be sold at $6.99 with a profit, is beyond me.

Simple, juicy but just plain out quaffable this should fit very well with some (good) pizza.

Jan 19th, 2017
Jesse Pender

Assistant Winemaker Delicato Family Vineyards

8.8

Funky gamey meaty Syrah nose mixed in with violets. White and black pepper mixed in with cigar box on the palate. Great food wine.

Funky gamey meaty Syrah nose mixed in with violets. White and black pepper mixed in with cigar box on the palate. Great food wine.

Dec 18th, 2015
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.5

This is no slouch. Manages not to fatigue the palette compared to most 'crowd pleaser' wine.

This is no slouch. Manages not to fatigue the palette compared to most 'crowd pleaser' wine.

Oct 24th, 2015