Category Archives: grenache noir

Dom. de Cabrol Cabardes 2010

Domaine de Cabrol, Cuvee Vent d’Ouest, AOC Cabardes, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon (now Occitanie – pronounced oxytanny), 2010. About AOC Cabardes Cabardes is an appellation for rose and red wine only.  It lies to the NW of Carcassonne, with a climate held … Continue reading

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Dolium Minervois 2015

Domaine Pierre Fil, Dolium, AOP Minervois, Aude, Occitanie, France, 2015 On AOP Minervois The Minervois lies inland from a line drawn roughly between Narbonne in the east and Carcassonne in the west. The appellation of Cabardes is to the west, … Continue reading

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M&S GSM Spain 2016

Marks and Spencer, GSM, Vino Tinto, Spain, 2016 This wine: lot no. L26217B, a blend of grenache, syrah and mourvedre, 13% abv, M&S, £7 (11/17) [Bought as part of a £10 two-person meal deal, so probably produced at ~€1 level]. … Continue reading

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Cellier Princes Ch. du Pape 2013

Cellier des Princes a Courthezon (the sole appellation co-op), AOP Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vaucluse, France, 2013 This wine: lot no. 143232, Ch. du Pape blend (though the pale hue suggests a preponderance of grenache noir), a period of oak barrel ageing, coated … Continue reading

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Fleur Sauvage Sommierois 2013

Vignerons du Sommierois (C0-op), Fleur Sauvage, AOP Languedoc-Sommieres, Gard, France, 2013 This wine: lot no. L15202D318H32, organic, a blend of grenache noir and syrah, aged in old French oak for 20 months, coated natural cork closure, 15% abv, La Cave … Continue reading

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Thunevin-Calvet Constance 2008

Domaine Thunevin-Calvet, Cuvee Constance, AOC Cotes du Roussillon, Maury, Pyrénées-Orientales, (whilst retaining its historical name, Pyrénées-Orientales, along with Languedoc, Roussillon and Midi-Pyrenees, has since 2016, been subsumed into the administrative region of Occitanie), France, 2008 This wine: a half and … Continue reading

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Traslepuy Lirac 2004

F. Zobel, Traslepuy, AOC Lirac, Gard, France, 2004 Last tasted 18/12/16, when I thought to drink up within a year. Lirac is an appellation on the right bank of the Rhone, opposite Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and producing red, white and rose. It … Continue reading

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