Domaine Benjamin Taillandier

Laguzelle Minervois Carignan Blend

8.858 ratings
9.15 pro ratings
Minervois, Languedoc, Languedoc Roussillon, France
Carignan, Syrah, Cinsault
Lamb
Top Notes For
Marissa A. Ross

Wine Editor, Bon Appétit

8.8

A walk on the lighter side of the Languedoc, this bottle of Carignan, Syrah & Cinsault disarms you with its fruit notes of oozy cranberry & strawberry before seducing & devouring you in a cloud of pasilla chile & potpourri dry ice. It’s a little dramatic, a little easy, and very sexy.

A walk on the lighter side of the Languedoc, this bottle of Carignan, Syrah & Cinsault disarms you with its fruit notes of oozy cranberry & strawberry before seducing & devouring you in a cloud of pasilla chile & potpourri dry ice. It’s a little dramatic, a little easy, and very sexy.

1 person found it helpfulApr 29th, 2018
Amy Atwood

Founder/Owner Amy Atwood Selections

9.8

Juicy, fresh, acid driven cinsault

Juicy, fresh, acid driven cinsault

Jun 10th, 2014
Nicolas Bazinet

2014

Mar 19th, 2016
Daniel Bellury

Bernie down the house or Yang Gang?

Bernie down the house or Yang Gang?

Sep 13th, 2019
Lindsey Gottschalk

Super fruity— face-in-strawberries (seasonally appropriate)?— but light and easy to drink.

Super fruity— face-in-strawberries (seasonally appropriate)?— but light and easy to drink.

Jun 4th, 2018
Katie Muscarella

Nose: Red fruit, hibiscus, cedar, cherry.

Palate: light bodied, floral, smooth, juicy mouthfeel

Drank slightly chilled

Nose: Red fruit, hibiscus, cedar, cherry.

Palate: light bodied, floral, smooth, juicy mouthfeel

Drank slightly chilled

May 6th, 2018
Samuel Sabori

Solid, structured, pepper and black berry

Solid, structured, pepper and black berry

Mar 8th, 2018
Dmitri

Very strong on opening, needs a confident food pairing. Much smoother after being open (with a cork) for a few days it smoothed out and became mellow and very pleasant.

Very strong on opening, needs a confident food pairing. Much smoother after being open (with a cork) for a few days it smoothed out and became mellow and very pleasant.

May 15th, 2017
Dmitri

Tart dark fruit that beg for a rich red sauce or meats. #withsnacks

Tart dark fruit that beg for a rich red sauce or meats. #withsnacks

May 7th, 2017
Lindsay Christians

Pomegranate and cranberry, super bright acid and nice mineral finish. I love this wine -- food friendly, tart and fun.

Pomegranate and cranberry, super bright acid and nice mineral finish. I love this wine -- food friendly, tart and fun.

Oct 9th, 2016