French red wine values tasted in 2013
The selected French bottlings have given me much pleasure for the price. I have purchased them again for personal consumption. Featured values include 3 Languedoc reds.
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The below wines were tasted in France, in 2013 (between April and December).
nv - USD 9.7 - strawberry - light, easy drinking, firm
2012 - USD 10. - served cool: a better replacement to rosé - ripe cherry - dense, cherry, no manipulation or off aromas, no stiffness
Côtes du rhône - SCA les Vignerons d'Estézargues - Cuvée des galets - Non filtré
2012 - USD 10. - serve at a cool temperature - red fruit - red fruit, shows the biggest body from this cooperative, dense, dries the palate
2011 - USD 13 - its usual self, red fruit - balanced
2011 - USD 14 - red fruit dominates the palate, easy drinking, firm
Côtes du rhône - Éric Texier
2010 - USD 14 - This pleases everybody, a Cotes du Rhone typical but without flaw - blackcurrent or blackberry - slightly punchy (as it should be) balanced
Vin de pays de l'Ardèche - Mas de la Bégude - Gilles Azzoni - Le Raisin et l'ange - Hommage à Robert
2012 - USD 15 -
Vin de table de France - Thierry Alexandre - Cul sec - (syrah)
2011 - USD 15 -
Régnié - Julien Sunier
2012 - USD 18 -
Côtes du Rhône Brézème - Éric Texier
2011 - USD 19 - blackberry - blackberry, plum, violet, dense, not drying, juicy, balanced
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