Category Archives: Languedoc-Roussillon

Domaine Les Verrieres Les Pierres Plantees 2008

$15.99 Languedoc, France Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 78091 A suave style, with a meaty aroma and flavors of dried blackberry, plum compote and dark currant, laced with intense mineral and forest floor notes. Focused slate and savory details emerge mid-palate … Continue reading

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Domaine Lafage Cote EST 2011

$13.99 Languedoc Roussillon, France PLCB #39647 Made from an eccentric blend of 50% Grenache Blanc (from 100+-year-old vines), 30% Chardonnay and 20% Marsanne aged on its lees in stainless steel, the 2011 Cote d’Est exhibits a stunning perfume of dried … Continue reading

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Domaine Forca Real Mas de la Garrigue 2011

$9.99 Cotes du Roussillon-Villages, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 33276 Blackberry and wild cherry flavors fill this seductive red. Very suave midpalate, with interesting savory herbal notes. The inky finish lingers with paprika and black pepper accents. Grenache, Syrah … Continue reading

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Saint Jean des Sources Picpoul de Pinet 2012

 $13.99 Languedoc , Southern France, France PLCB Code# 48017 Saint-Jean des Sources is from the Picpoul AOC in the South of France. Perfect with shellfish as it neutralizes the iodine and salt, the grape is known as ‘lip-stinger’ due to … Continue reading

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Hecht & Bannier Cotes du Roussillon Villages 2010

$15.99 Cotesdu Roussillon, Languedoc, France PLCB Code# 32912   Tasted as a pre-assemblage from barrel, the Hecht & Bannier 2010 Cotes du Roussillon Villages is colorfully fruited with suggestions of black raspberry, blackberry, cassis, and blueberry, all alluringly wreathed in … Continue reading

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Le Cirque Rouge 2010

 $13.99 Cotes Catalanes, Roussillon, France PLCB Code# 45756 The freshly-bottled 2010 Le Cirque red…50% Carignan, 25% Mourvedre, 25% Syrah…impeccably ripe but vivacious fruit (above all red raspberry and cassis) accompanied by enticingly salty minerality; pungent, resinous impingement of rosemary and … Continue reading

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Cuvee de Pena Rouge 2009

 $9.99 Languedoc Roussillon, France PLCB Code# 45732 The as usual Carignan-based red 2009 Cuvee de Pena is simply the finest of its illustrious bargain-priced breed that I have tasted (and I go back 20 years with this cuvee and its … Continue reading

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Seigneurie de Peyrat Classique Blanc 2010

 $7.99 Languedoc-Rousillon, France Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code #32430 the nose is floral with some elements of peach and citrus. Pouring white wines ice cold is a common practice (and a good one in many cases) but the Peyrat Blanc benefits … Continue reading

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Chateau Maris La Touge Syrah 2007

$14.99 Minervois, Languedoc Roussillon, France Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code#32243   The Maris 2007 Syrah La Touge – tasted from tank- delivers an uncommonly delicious amalgam of ripe cassis and black raspberry with refreshing and zesty suggestions of fresh  lime and black … Continue reading

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Chateau d’Or et de Gueules Cuvee Trassegum 2009

$14.99                      Costieres de Nimes, Languedoc, France Chairman’s Selection                                   PLCB Code #32221 the 2009 Costieres de Nimes Trassegum is made from old vine, barrel-aged Carignan, Syrah, and cement-aged Grenache. It is a potentially outstanding, elegant wine with lots of blue, … Continue reading

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