Garnacha Cepa por Cepa de Nekeas 2018 Wine Review

This a pleasant garnacha (grenache) from Navarra in Spain and the 2018 vintage. Lightly coloured as is typical of the variety, the wine is dry, full bodied, has little oak influence (old), has medium and tight tannins that are rocky in texture and red fruit characters. The alcohol is 14.5. This wine is suitable forContinue reading “Garnacha Cepa por Cepa de Nekeas 2018 Wine Review”

L’Artisan Grenache Noir 2019 Wine Review

This wine review is of the L’Artisan “Le Grenache Noir” from the 2019 vintage and Jean-Claude Mas. It’s from the Pays d’Oc IGP (indication gĂ©ographique protĂ©gĂ©e) in the south of France. In the glass, the wine has aromas of red berries (raspberries and red plums), warm cooking spices and cedar. The palate is dry, mediumContinue reading “L’Artisan Grenache Noir 2019 Wine Review”

Paul Mas Le Rosé 2020 Wine Review

This wine review is of a rosĂ© from Paul Mas, the 2020 vintage and the indication gĂ©ographique protĂ©gĂ©e of the Pays d’Oc in the south of France. The rosĂ© grape varieties are typical of this region: a duo of grenaches – grenache gris and noir, pinot gris, caladoc and cinsault. I haven’t come across caladocContinue reading “Paul Mas Le RosĂ© 2020 Wine Review”

Château des Crès Ricards Oenothera 2018 Wine Review

This wine review is of the Château des Crès Ricards Oenothera Terrasses du Larzac from the 2018 vintage. The Terrasses du Larzac is a recently recognised appellation from within the Languedoc in the south of France and a source of grenache, syrah and mourvèdre blends. This wine is true to the regional style. It hasContinue reading “Château des Crès Ricards Oenothera 2018 Wine Review”

Maison de Vigneron Grenache Syrah 2018 Wine Review

This wine review is of Maison de Vigneron’s 2018 grenache syrah from Vaucluse in the southern RhĂ´ne Valley in France. It is a modest wine with fruity aromas of red berries that are true to grenache. The palate is full bodied, unoaked, the acidity low to medium and the tannins soft. The focus is onContinue reading “Maison de Vigneron Grenache Syrah 2018 Wine Review”

Tardieu-Laurent Gigondas 2015

This is a delicious Gigondas from Tardieu Laurent and one of the better wines I have tried from this appellation. It has savoury and immediately appealing aromas of boysenberry, blueberry and well integrated cedar. The palate is full bodied with attractive grippy tannins, a refined balance, medium acidity and ripe boysenberry fruit. Long length onContinue reading “Tardieu-Laurent Gigondas 2015”