Domaine La Bastide (Durand)

Les Genêts Vielles Vignes Vin de Pays d'Hauterive Syrah

8.860 ratings
8.96 pro ratings
Languedoc, Languedoc Roussillon, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.0

Cornas for a lot cheaper!

Cornas for a lot cheaper!

Jan 23rd, 2016
Michael Retter

A solid Syrah and a great value

A solid Syrah and a great value

Jan 12th, 2016
Tom Casagrande

2010. Poor man's Cornas. Intensely minerally/stony nose with a grilled beef note and bright blackberry fruit lurking underneath. Liquid stones and iodiney in the mouth, with a macho feel . . . Tannic but not too much. Long finish. Great buy at $12.

2010. Poor man's Cornas. Intensely minerally/stony nose with a grilled beef note and bright blackberry fruit lurking underneath. Liquid stones and iodiney in the mouth, with a macho feel . . . Tannic but not too much. Long finish. Great buy at $12.

Aug 31st, 2015
Scott T

VP/Senior Wine Specialist Christie's

9.2

Very well balanced. Purchased in 2009. Integrated tannins, mostly primary, awaiting secondary aromas to develop...

Very well balanced. Purchased in 2009. Integrated tannins, mostly primary, awaiting secondary aromas to develop...

Dec 22nd, 2013
Scott T

VP/Senior Wine Specialist Christie's

Purchased in 2009. Rated first time, 156 weeks ago according to Delectable, I gave 9.2. I'm downgrading my review now, 8.5. The wine hasn't evolved into the promise I thought would be here. Yes, it's a competent wine. Dark fruits, some savory qualities, but somewhat muted in aromatics. Muddled. Not quite sure what the non-vintage blend provides to the drinking experience. I get how it could be useful to stretch production, improve lesser blend components...but there are plenty of competitive vintage choices that deliver more typicity. I just don't see why a consumer needs buy an average wine at this price ($30?) Service preparation: removed from cellar 1 day, decanted, placed in refrigerator to bring to service temp. A half bottle remains, let's hope it improves my outlook.

Purchased in 2009. Rated first time, 156 weeks ago according to Delectable, I gave 9.2. I'm downgrading my review now, 8.5. The wine hasn't evolved into the promise I thought would be here. Yes, it's a competent wine. Dark fruits, some savory qualities, but somewhat muted in aromatics. Muddled. Not quite sure what the non-vintage blend provides to the drinking experience. I get how it could be useful to stretch production, improve lesser blend components...but there are plenty of competitive vintage choices that deliver more typicity. I just don't see why a consumer needs buy an average wine at this price ($30?) Service preparation: removed from cellar 1 day, decanted, placed in refrigerator to bring to service temp. A half bottle remains, let's hope it improves my outlook.

Dec 18th, 2016
Robert Agans

Good. Syrah outside my comfort zone but this was nice. Paired with WFM prepared meatloaf (uncooked in butcher section) and homemade kale Caesar salad (lemon, olive oil, Lea & Perrins Worcester, s&p, grey poupon, Parmesan cheese)

Good. Syrah outside my comfort zone but this was nice. Paired with WFM prepared meatloaf (uncooked in butcher section) and homemade kale Caesar salad (lemon, olive oil, Lea & Perrins Worcester, s&p, grey poupon, Parmesan cheese)

Mar 17th, 2018
Campany

From Remington. Very tasty

From Remington. Very tasty

Dec 26th, 2017
Randy Guttman

Paired well with eggplant lasagna

Paired well with eggplant lasagna

Oct 15th, 2017
Albert Phelps

Not your typical Syrah. Nice acidity and some layers of flavor.

Not your typical Syrah. Nice acidity and some layers of flavor.

Oct 1st, 2017
Philip Addington

Blackberry and leather. Very mellow on the palate

Blackberry and leather. Very mellow on the palate

Jan 20th, 2017