Languedoc, Languedoc Roussillon

Château Coupe Roses

Orience Minervois Red Rhone Blend 2011

The 2011 “Cuvee Orience” currently pours a deep garnet with a translucent core and watery rim; medium+ viscosity. On the nose, medium+ intensity and I’m here to report that this wine is faking the funk on a nasty dunk. Horse blanket, desiccated blue and black fruits, grilled meat, scorched earth, grilled mushrooms, and dirty wet rocks. On a palate, this wine is dry with medium tannins…much of most of which have integrated; medium maybe medium+ acid. Confirming the dark desiccated fruit, brandied cherries, black pepper, lavender, earth, salmiakki, and wet stone. Very long finish. Alcohol is medium+. My very last bottle of the 2011 “Orience” and it was a cracker. So long, friend. — 18 days ago

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Mas Coutelou (Jean François Coutelou)

Classe "A Touch of Class in a Glass" Grenache Blend

Every time the word that comes to mind is just “exciting”. Love drinking this. — 9 days ago

Château de la Liquiere

L'unique Gaz de Schiste Faugères Rosé Blend 2019

Not a bad recco at $17. Lively, not too sweet and very big notes of fruit. I get some yeast, some cherry, some pineapple and peach. Dry on the finish — 7 days ago

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Château La Vernède

Cuvee Retour du Marche Red Blend 2018

Violets among River stone of a nose

Herbaceous and heavy. Black olive, herbs d’ Provence, plum and apple skin. You need to be in the mood for this wine, and I happen to be tonight, after a savory dinner.
— 21 days ago

Tom, Daniel P. and 5 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Great label! Cheers!🍷

Domaine Fond Cyprès

Premier Jus Red Blend 2020

McCarthy & Schiering, $21

Translucent red in the glass, you could probably convince me it was a rosé it's so light. Surprisingly full bouquet of tart red berries, rubber, and a peppery bite. Very light and delicate, mainly tart cranberry with a touch of cream. At first I was underwhelmed, feeling like it just tasted of watered down cranberry juice, but the more I tasted the more I appreciated just how damn well balanced it is. Bright beautiful bouquet, just enough acidity, delicate secondary flavor notes dancing around the light cranberry/cherry, and just enough tannins to give texture and something to think about on the finish. Dangerously gulpable. If it was under $15 I'd completely stock up, but it is still a great experience at the $21 I paid
— 9 days ago

Cabalié

Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes Grenache

Light and refreshing. Fruity and slightly sweet but not in a sickly way. An enjoyable red. — an hour ago

Steve Higgs
with Steve

La Closerie du Pic

Pic Saint Loup Red Blend 2016

Here’s a lovely red blend comprised of 65% Grenache, 35% Syrah.

A deeply-colored, intense and bold blend from a fabulous subregion within the Languedoc, Southern France.

Blackberry bramble, black cherry, blueberry, cooked plum, violet, game, earth, anise, and nutmeg notes.

Here’s to Pic Saint-Loup wines.
— 10 days ago

Deked1
with Deked1
Deked1, Iwan and 15 others liked this

Domaine de Clovallon

Les Indigènes Pays d'Herault Red Blend 2019

Everything I loved about the 2018, but younger, slightly more discordant. Can’t wait to try it again in a couple years. Cherries, melon, rubber, rosemary, burnt sage. Like licking your hands after a bike ride to the cherry orchard. — 9 days ago

Mas des Chimères

Oeillade Vin de Pays des Coteaux du Salagou Cinsault 2018

Ended up being the best the third day open stores in the fridge — 7 days ago

Domaine Puig Parahÿ

Georges Grand Roussillon Vin Doux Naturel 1970

Tres beau...aucune lourdeur et belle profondeur. Structure impeccable — 8 days ago

Byron, Hermes and 5 others liked this