Ch芒teau des Cr猫s Ricards Oenothera 2018 Wine Review

This wine review is of the Ch芒teau des Cr猫s 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 mourv猫dre blends. This wine is true to the regional style. It hasContinue reading “Ch芒teau des Cr猫s Ricards Oenothera 2018 Wine Review”

Chateau Yaldara Reserve Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2016

This is a first class expression of a GSM blend from Chateau Yaldara and the Barossa Valley.聽 It has aromas of strawberry, chocolate, pepper and new barrels.聽 The palate is full bodied and rich with medium tannins and long length on the finish.聽 Approachable now and drink over the next decade.聽 Rating: Very Good toContinue reading “Chateau Yaldara Reserve Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2016”

Delas Saint-Esprit C么tes du Rh么ne 2017

From Delas, this is a sound C么tes du Rh么ne rouge from the 2017 vintage.聽 It has aromas of berry and spices.聽 The palate is medium bodied with moderate acidity and chalky tannins.聽 Ready to drink now.聽 Rating: Good.聽 Website:聽 http://www.delas.com/en/; wine-searcher.com.聽 Reviewed: June 2020.

Pepe Mendoza Casa Agricola Alicante 2018

From Alicante in the south of Spain, this is a full bodied, spicey and edgeless blend. The grape varieties are monastrell (mouv猫rdre), syrah, alicante bousch茅t (a red variety that also unusually has red flesh) and gir贸 (a red variety found in Spain and Sardinia). This pleasant wine is ready to drink now. Rating: Good. Website:Continue reading “Pepe Mendoza Casa Agricola Alicante 2018”

Rusty Mutt Rocky Ox GSM 2018

This wine is a blend of grenache, shiraz and mourv猫dre (mataro) from Rusty Mutt in McLaren Vale. It opens to aromas of red berries. The palate is full bodied and consistent with the McLaren Vale GSM style where the tannins are a little firmer and more structured than expected for a grenache blend, but alwaysContinue reading “Rusty Mutt Rocky Ox GSM 2018”

Tardieu-Laurent C么tes du Rh么ne Villages Les Becs Fins 2017

This is a heady C么tes du Rh么ne Villages wine. It opens to spicy and peppery aromatics.聽 The palate is full bodied and the length on the finish medium. Spices, rosemary and some raisined, but savoury, fruit emerges with time.聽 Ready to drink now.聽 Rating: Good. Abv: 14.0.聽 Price:聽 $20.聽 Website:聽 http://tardieu-laurent.fr/en/la-maison-2/.聽 Reviewed:聽 May 2020.聽