Jeff Carrel

Les Darons Languedoc Grenache Blend

8.8145 ratings
8.911 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
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
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
Antoine Pin

Wine Buyer Kroger/QFC

9.0

12 bones big and jammy from France!?! Yes please.

12 bones big and jammy from France!?! Yes please.

Jan 31st, 2017
Jordan Gianelli

Really pleasant wine. Welcomed intermission in between lighter reds as we moved on into Bordeaux. Red fruits, long finish, juicy in a good way!

Really pleasant wine. Welcomed intermission in between lighter reds as we moved on into Bordeaux. Red fruits, long finish, juicy in a good way!

Dec 21st, 2016
Ben Edwards

Clean red fruit without much else. Light, stony, earth, and a mild finish. Relatively full, otherwise, and a nice bottle for cheese and berries.

Clean red fruit without much else. Light, stony, earth, and a mild finish. Relatively full, otherwise, and a nice bottle for cheese and berries.

Jul 9th, 2019
Valerie Finley

I love Grenache and this blend has ripe fruit with some black pepper. Very well balanced. Nice finish too!

I love Grenache and this blend has ripe fruit with some black pepper. Very well balanced. Nice finish too!

Mar 1st, 2019
Julian

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Feb 10th, 2019
Michelle Carchedi

#frenchwine #redwine #languedoc #frenchredwine the #grenache, #syrah and #carignan are having a fruity party in my mouth. The perfect wine to drink at this transitional time of the year. Notes of Strawberry and raspberry provide the foundation and topped off with a hint of minerals. Very affordable, 2 thumbs up for this one! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป #lesdarons well done #jeffcarrel

#frenchwine #redwine #languedoc #frenchredwine the #grenache, #syrah and #carignan are having a fruity party in my mouth. The perfect wine to drink at this transitional time of the year. Notes of Strawberry and raspberry provide the foundation and topped off with a hint of minerals. Very affordable, 2 thumbs up for this one! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป #lesdarons well done #jeffcarrel

Nov 2nd, 2018