Domaine Jean-Louis Tribouley

Orchis Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes Grenache Blend

9.164 ratings
9.112 pro ratings
Roussillon, Languedoc Roussillon, France
Grenache Blend
Beef, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Mushrooms, Pasta, Tomato-Based, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, Venison
Top Notes For
Tom Casagrande

100% biodynamically-grown old vine Grenache. Fair amount of brett imposes on an otherwise interesting nose of deep, tangy black raspberry fruit. Some nice clean, stony minerality too. Surprisingly for a Grenache, you can also sense in the nose that the acids are very bright, and the sip confirms this. Dense, very tangy, and with some nice stoniness, but I find the brett a little much (others may not mind as much). Drying, mouthwatering finish. Can’t believe the acids on this.

100% biodynamically-grown old vine Grenache. Fair amount of brett imposes on an otherwise interesting nose of deep, tangy black raspberry fruit. Some nice clean, stony minerality too. Surprisingly for a Grenache, you can also sense in the nose that the acids are very bright, and the sip confirms this. Dense, very tangy, and with some nice stoniness, but I find the brett a little much (others may not mind as much). Drying, mouthwatering finish. Can’t believe the acids on this.

Aug 12th, 2018
Josh Spurling

Wow! One of the best wines I’ve tasted this year. Harmonious, integrated, complex with a wonderful variety of fruit, spice, garrigue, and more.

Wow! One of the best wines I’ve tasted this year. Harmonious, integrated, complex with a wonderful variety of fruit, spice, garrigue, and more.

Jan 28th, 2018
Ryan Brazell

Rise Over Run

9.4

Power and concentration from sun-kissed slopes but with adroitly etched contours. Exactly what I hope for in reds from the region.

Power and concentration from sun-kissed slopes but with adroitly etched contours. Exactly what I hope for in reds from the region.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 20th, 2015
Dave Erickson

Power without weight. Exotic. Exceptional.

Power without weight. Exotic. Exceptional.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 22nd, 2014
Chris MacLean

Best served cool. Some Brett but it's not overwhelming. Too warm and toward-syrupy for me. Maybe with a pulled pork BBQ sandwich though.

Best served cool. Some Brett but it's not overwhelming. Too warm and toward-syrupy for me. Maybe with a pulled pork BBQ sandwich though.

Sep 21st, 2015
Tim O'Rourke

Better than most '05 CdPs I've had to date. Turns out 10 years is the perfect amount of time for a biodynamic Gauby-disciple-made wine from the Roussillon. Who knew?

Better than most '05 CdPs I've had to date. Turns out 10 years is the perfect amount of time for a biodynamic Gauby-disciple-made wine from the Roussillon. Who knew?

Apr 4th, 2015
Kristin Donnelly

Senior Food Editor Food & Wine Magazine

8.8

Easy to drink biodynamic vino from 60+ year old vines in Roussillon. So fresh tasting at 14.5 degrees. Dangerous, but tasty!

Easy to drink biodynamic vino from 60+ year old vines in Roussillon. So fresh tasting at 14.5 degrees. Dangerous, but tasty!

Oct 29th, 2013
Steve Lapin

Nice and dry. A bit too sweet.

Nice and dry. A bit too sweet.

Jul 3rd, 2017
Jack Petras

This producer has made some of the most intriguing wines I've ever had, and this one is a standard bearer of what his style is all about. Biodynamic winemaking brings out some of the funkiest aromas that wine could have. The fruit and violets are what really comes forward from under the deep earth. Every sip is different. Almost indescribable layers of complexity, leather, iron, violets, stones, blackberries, licorice, fresh earth, chocolate, orange peels. This is so far off any reference points scale that it is probably unrecognizable by many as wine. I first tasted this in 2007 when it had s different name and it altered my view of what wine was capable of. Back the it was only $16. A bottle, if you can find it at all it's going for about $30. But it will change your life.

This producer has made some of the most intriguing wines I've ever had, and this one is a standard bearer of what his style is all about. Biodynamic winemaking brings out some of the funkiest aromas that wine could have. The fruit and violets are what really comes forward from under the deep earth. Every sip is different. Almost indescribable layers of complexity, leather, iron, violets, stones, blackberries, licorice, fresh earth, chocolate, orange peels. This is so far off any reference points scale that it is probably unrecognizable by many as wine. I first tasted this in 2007 when it had s different name and it altered my view of what wine was capable of. Back the it was only $16. A bottle, if you can find it at all it's going for about $30. But it will change your life.

Jun 29th, 2017
Julie Adam

Inky, dark red. Fermented like aroma. Flavor is very concentrated and well extracted. Intense minerality to the wine and very strong finish. Great with heavier/bolder food.

Inky, dark red. Fermented like aroma. Flavor is very concentrated and well extracted. Intense minerality to the wine and very strong finish. Great with heavier/bolder food.

Apr 21st, 2016