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”

A weekly wrap; 23 March 2013

Well, another week has slipped by.  I somehow managed to post quite a few wine reviews this week, though this was perhaps made easier by the number of high quality wines tasted.  I still haven’t managed to write up my promised notes on my extraordinary tasting of old Chassagne-Montrachets the other week.  In fact, I’mContinue reading “A weekly wrap; 23 March 2013”

Calmel & Joseph Les Crus Terrasses du Larzac 2011

I had to give this wine a bit of time to show its best.  It’s a blend of 50% mourvèdre, 25% syrah and 25% grenache from the fairly recently created (2005) Terrasses du Larzac appellation grown on the slopes of the Cevennes in the south of France.  The surrounding region is probably best known asContinue reading “Calmel & Joseph Les Crus Terrasses du Larzac 2011”

A weekly wrap; 16 March 2014

It’s not every week that I can look through a number of subregions in the Languedoc-Roussillon, some stellar old white Burgundies from Chassagne-Montrachet dating from the 1980s and early 1990s, some old Bordeaux from 1986 and 1989, and one of the best vintages of Mount Mary’s cabernet that I’ve tasted.  Being routinely time poor, itContinue reading “A weekly wrap; 16 March 2014”