Château Maylandie

Villa Ferrae Corbières-Boutenac

8.610 ratings
9.11 pro ratings
Corbières, Languedoc, Languedoc Roussillon, France
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Zachary Price

Friday night, what should I pick up at the neighborhood PCC? Why, this little Languedoc red blend, and on sale? Well, ok then! This bottle is 40% Grenache, 30% Carignan, 30% Syrah from the Corbières-Boutenac AOC, with the Boutenac terroir receiving AOC status in 2005. The wine region is in the south of France, nestled between the Mediterranean and the Spanish border with 95% of the wine coming out of Languedoc, and Corbières especially, being red wine. This specific winery has been operating since 1987, with grapes growing on and off on their farms since Roman times. The bottle has a sticker that indicates a gold medal place in the 2016 Concours des Grands Vins de France à Macon - not sure I'm on board with that, however paired with a rich spinach risotto with crispy leaks, it served its purpose nicely. ~$17 | #languedoc #corbieres #redblend

On the eyes: Deep, concentrated, ruby red, med stain, med tears, no gas/floc.

On the nose: Burnt orange peel, red plum, raspberry, bit of vanilla, nutmeg. Med alcohol.

On the tongue: Med+ tannin, med+ acid, med alcohol, med body, a bit chewy. Bright raspberry, ripe plum, a bit of tobacco, a bit peppery, good mineralty. Not much of a finish - but quite pleasant with food. Decant and let it open!

Friday night, what should I pick up at the neighborhood PCC? Why, this little Languedoc red blend, and on sale? Well, ok then! This bottle is 40% Grenache, 30% Carignan, 30% Syrah from the Corbières-Boutenac AOC, with the Boutenac terroir receiving AOC status in 2005. The wine region is in the south of France, nestled between the Mediterranean and the Spanish border with 95% of the wine coming out of Languedoc, and Corbières especially, being red wine. This specific winery has been operating since 1987, with grapes growing on and off on their farms since Roman times. The bottle has a sticker that indicates a gold medal place in the 2016 Concours des Grands Vins de France à Macon - not sure I'm on board with that, however paired with a rich spinach risotto with crispy leaks, it served its purpose nicely. ~$17 | #languedoc #corbieres #redblend

On the eyes: Deep, concentrated, ruby red, med stain, med tears, no gas/floc.

On the nose: Burnt orange peel, red plum, raspberry, bit of vanilla, nutmeg. Med alcohol.

On the tongue: Med+ tannin, med+ acid, med alcohol, med body, a bit chewy. Bright raspberry, ripe plum, a bit of tobacco, a bit peppery, good mineralty. Not much of a finish - but quite pleasant with food. Decant and let it open!

Mar 18th, 2017
Scott Wang

Dry, leathery, full of tannins.

Dry, leathery, full of tannins.

May 20th, 2016
Janina Passey

Bold and strong with a buttery vanilla aftertaste

Bold and strong with a buttery vanilla aftertaste

Apr 22nd, 2016
Robin Kelley O'Connor

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9.1

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