Jeff Carrel

Les Darons Languedoc Grenache Blend

8.8458 ratings
8.929 pro ratings
Languedoc, Languedoc Roussillon, France
Grenache, Carignan, Syrah
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
Top Notes For
MaJ CappS

A nose of a well crafted, organic fruit popsicle.

First sip tells me this is going to be another enjoyable wine from this producer. Slate plates, topped with a fruit compote that has been melding for a couple of days. Lip smacking acidity that shows this med touched fruit off as it is. Just the slightest hint of iodine, yet that could be from my dental implant uncovering..
Southern France has so much to offer, with well made wine, that showcase the terroir.

A nose of a well crafted, organic fruit popsicle.

First sip tells me this is going to be another enjoyable wine from this producer. Slate plates, topped with a fruit compote that has been melding for a couple of days. Lip smacking acidity that shows this med touched fruit off as it is. Just the slightest hint of iodine, yet that could be from my dental implant uncovering..
Southern France has so much to offer, with well made wine, that showcase the terroir.

Feb 20th, 2019
Meg Herring

Blackberries, purple flowers, and granite. 💜

Blackberries, purple flowers, and granite. 💜

Oct 7th, 2017
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.7

GCS fermented and aged in concrete. Nice black and blue fruit, balanced extraction, structure and acidity, and overall focus. Excellent quality at this price.

GCS fermented and aged in concrete. Nice black and blue fruit, balanced extraction, structure and acidity, and overall focus. Excellent quality at this price.

5 people found it helpfulDec 13th, 2015
Tom Casagrande

Very nice. Intensely minerally nose with a smoky note over dark blackberry skins. Soft and mouthfilling, with pure dark blackberry fruit and a nice stony component. Not a lot of tannin. And for this region it's actually nicely light on its feet.

Very nice. Intensely minerally nose with a smoky note over dark blackberry skins. Soft and mouthfilling, with pure dark blackberry fruit and a nice stony component. Not a lot of tannin. And for this region it's actually nicely light on its feet.

4 people found it helpfulOct 25th, 2015
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of 75% Grenache, 20% Syrah & 5% Carignan with no oak aging. Pleasant big red fruit aromas with complementing spice. On the palate blackberry and cherry flavors, almost jammy with pepper spice and balanced acidity. Round tannins, medium+ length ending with a mineral finish. Nice value, a little more southern geography this would cost more $. Tasting Sample.

A blend of 75% Grenache, 20% Syrah & 5% Carignan with no oak aging. Pleasant big red fruit aromas with complementing spice. On the palate blackberry and cherry flavors, almost jammy with pepper spice and balanced acidity. Round tannins, medium+ length ending with a mineral finish. Nice value, a little more southern geography this would cost more $. Tasting Sample.

1 person found it helpfulAug 24th, 2018
Eric Bass

Good QPR. A well-balanced 80% Grenache with a derp, dark color, elegant with earth tones. Recommended.

Good QPR. A well-balanced 80% Grenache with a derp, dark color, elegant with earth tones. Recommended.

1 person found it helpfulAug 15th, 2018
Mike Fifer

Writer The Wine Monologues

9.0

Nose of violets, blackberry jam and cherry. Notes of blue and black berries and pepper on nose. Great complexity at a great price. #QPR

Nose of violets, blackberry jam and cherry. Notes of blue and black berries and pepper on nose. Great complexity at a great price. #QPR

1 person found it helpfulDec 6th, 2015
James Nathan

Seriously cannot go wrong with this guy! Dark cherry, luscious and lively!

Seriously cannot go wrong with this guy! Dark cherry, luscious and lively!

1 person found it helpfulSep 15th, 2015
Brandon Thomas

Dark cherry, savory, black pepper. Nice lasting tannins.

Dark cherry, savory, black pepper. Nice lasting tannins.

1 person found it helpfulDec 2nd, 2014
Andrew Lohse

Hardcore berry, nicely acidic, medium bodied - opens up well with a long, strong finish. Versatile and a bit quixotic.

Hardcore berry, nicely acidic, medium bodied - opens up well with a long, strong finish. Versatile and a bit quixotic.

Apr 7th, 2017