Category Archives: gsm

Les Courlandes CdP 2015

Leon Perdigal (negociant-eleveur), Les Courlandes, AOC Chateauneuf-du-Papes, Vaucluse, Southern Rhone, PACA, France, 2015 This wine: a blend of grenache noir, syrah, mourvedre and cinsault; natural cork closure, 14.5% abv, widely available, ~£15 (05/17) Consumer tasting note: a strong nose of … Continue reading

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Dom. G. Romane Gigondas 2013

Peirre Amadieu, Domaine Grand Romane, AOC/AOP Gigondas, Vaucluse, France, 2013 This wine: from 50 y.o. plantings at 400m altitude, a GSM (cinsault is also permitted) blend, aged in oak barrels, 30% new, and in foudre, for 18 months, bottled unfiltered, … Continue reading

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Bergerie de L’Hortus 2015

Bergerie de L’Hortus, Classique, AOC/AOP Pic St Loup – Coteaux de Languedoc, France, 2015 This wine: grown on 20-30% slopes of limestone scree at 150-200m altitude; a blend of mourvedre, grenache and syrah; the mourvedre is shown some oak; natural … Continue reading

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Ch. de la Gardine Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010

Chateau de la Gardine, AOC/AOP Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vaucluse, Southern Rhone, France, 2010 This wine: an equal blend of GSM, aged 14-18 months in new oak barrels, natural cork closure, 14.5% abv, Vinophilie, 375ml, €12 (2015) Consumer tasting note: a rich ripe … Continue reading

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Dom. de L’Hortus GC 2008

Domaine de l’Hortus, Grande Cuvee, AOC/AOP Coteaux de Languedoc Pic-Saint-Loup, Herault, France, 2008 The nomenclature of the Pic-Saint-Loup appellation changed in 2007 to AOC/AOP Languedoc Pic-Saint-Loup. There is a long standing application for AOC/AOP Pic Saint Loup. It lies about 18kms to … Continue reading

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Dom. du Rempart Chateauneuf du Pape 2009

Domaine du Rempart, AOC/AOP Chateauneuf du Pape, Vaucluse, France, 2009 This wine: a grenache heavy blend (70%) with 15% each of syrah and mourvedre, natural cork closure, 14.5% abv, en France, €11 WSET style tasting note Appearance: hazy, a dull(ish) … Continue reading

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Bergerie de L’Hortus 2012

Bergerie de L’Hortus, Classique, Pic St Loup, AOC/AOP Coteaux de Languedoc, France, 2012 In 2007 the umbrella AOC Languedoc replaced AOC Coteaux de Languedoc, with an expanded area from the Spanish border to Nimes, covering all the AOCs in between, eg Corbieres, … Continue reading

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