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Mas d’Espanet Pinot Noir 2016

This is a good quality pinot noir from an unlikely place, namely the warm Languedoc and the Cevennes IGP in particular.  I can’t recall previously seeing this IGP.  I read that it sits in the northern, more mountainous part of the Languedoc, a region that is diverse but more grenache, syrah and carignan country.  In…Continue readingMas d’Espanet Pinot Noir 2016

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Château Paul Mas Languedoc 2018

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Domaine Gayda Chemin de Moscou Pays d’Oc 2014

A blend of syrah (60%), grenache (35%) and cinsault (5%), this is a moreish and enjoyable Vin de Pays d’Oc from the Languedoc region in the south of France. It’s a “vin biologique” too, i.e. organic. In the glass, it is fruity, yet also earthy and savoury. The palate is medium-full bodied, fruity and a…Continue readingDomaine Gayda Chemin de Moscou Pays d’Oc 2014

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Gérard Bertrand Cote de Roses Rosé 2016

This is a moreish rosé from Gérard Bertrand from the Languedoc in the south of France. A typical and regional blend of grenache, cinsault and syrah, it has saline and spicy aromatics. The palate is medium-full bodied and has fresh acidity. Lovely drinking. Rating: Good. Abv: 12.5%. Price: $26. Source: Sample.Continue readingGérard Bertrand Cote de Roses Rosé 2016

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Domaine Guinand Languedoc 2014

This is a lovely blend of shiraz and carignan from Domaine Guinand in the Languedoc in southern France.  It’s very typical of the region too, with its aromatics of roses, wild florals and fresh cherries.  The palate is full bodied and very much in balance.  (Alc: 14.5%, Region: Languedoc, France, Rating: Good, Would I buy…Continue readingDomaine Guinand Languedoc 2014

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Château d’Anglès La Clape Blanc 2010

First, a confession: I really enjoy southern Rhône style whites.  This wine is from Château d’Anglès from the La Clape appellation which is actually further south in the Languedoc, but the principle remains the same.  It’s a blend of bourboulenc (50%), white grenache (30%), roussanne (10%) and marsanne (10%).  Bourboulenc you say?  Yes, it’s a…Continue readingChâteau d’Anglès La Clape Blanc 2010

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Chateau D’Anglès Grand Vin Rouge 2008

The appellation of La Clape is situated within the wider Languedoc region on the Mediterranean coastal ranges near Narbonne.  The region experiences very high average annual sunshine hours, and the elevations are up to 200 metres.  It is well suited to syrah, grenache and mourvedre style wines, and the 2008 grand vin rouge here from…Continue readingChateau D’Anglès Grand Vin Rouge 2008

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Devois de Perret Languedoc 2011

Devois de Perret is another very good import from Ce Soir Wine.  A blend of 40% syrah, 30% grenache and 30% mourvedre, it has aromatics of wild plums, red currants and deli meats.  The palate has a moreish character, with some chalky texture and spice supplementing the plum, redcurrant and prosciutto flavours.  A combination of…Continue readingDevois de Perret Languedoc 2011