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”

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”

Paul Mas Viognier 2019 Wine Review

This viognier is from Paul Mas and the Pays d’Oc IGP in the south of France. It’s a well made wine.  Local Australian versions of viognier can sometimes miss the mark navigating the tension between the high sugar (and alcohol) and low natural acidity of this variety. But here the wine is soft, ripe andContinue reading “Paul Mas Viognier 2019 Wine Review”

Domaines Paul Mas Vignes de Nicole Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2019

This wine, a cabernet sauvignon merlot blend from Paul Mas and the Languedoc in the south of France, over delivers for its price. It has correct varietal aromas of blackcurrant, smoke and leaf. The palate is full bodied with savoury fruit and medium tannins that are ripe. Ready to drink now. Rating: Good. Website: https://www.paulmas.com/en/home/;Continue reading “Domaines Paul Mas Vignes de Nicole Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2019”

Saint Sidoine Côtes de Provence Rosé 2018

This is a good, classically styled CĂ´tes de Provence rosĂ© from Saint Sidoine. It is a very pale salmon/copper in colour. It opens to aromas of unripe strawberries and firm red fruits. The palate is medium bodied, the acidity between medium and high, and the finish dry and harmonious. Rating: Good. Website: http://saintsidoine.com; wine-searcher.com. Reviewed:Continue reading “Saint Sidoine CĂ´tes de Provence RosĂ© 2018”

Triennes Rosé 2018

I wasn’t convinced by this Triennes rosĂ© from the 2018 vintage and the IGP MĂ©diterranĂ©e in the south of France, although I have previously enjoyed an earlier vintage (2017). Its aroma is fruity with characters reminding of lavender soap, and quite strongly so at that. The palate is better: dry, medium bodied, the acidity betweenContinue reading “Triennes RosĂ© 2018”