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Vibrant red wines tasted in 2013

The selected vibrant bottlings have given me much pleasure for the price. I have purchased them again for personal consumption. This page skips the tasting notes of the wines that are not imported into the USA. The complete page of French wine values can be found here.

The below wines were tasted in France, in 2013 (between April and December). The tasting notes are listed by increasing prices, with the following format:

Appellation - producer - plot or brand - variety
Vintage - approximate price - general impression - on nose - on palate - after swallowing
 

vin-de-table wine labelred Vin de table - Jean-Marie Rimbert - Cousin Oscar

nv - USD 12 - strawberry - light, easy drinking, firm

pays wine labelred Pays - Marc Ollivier et Rémi Branger - EARL La Pépière - La Pépie - Côt

2012 - USD 12 - served cool: a better replacement to rosé - ripe cherry - dense, cherry, no manipulation or off aromas, no stiffness

red Côtes du rhône - SCA les Vignerons d'Estézargues - Cuvée des galets - Non filtré

2012 - USD 12 - serve at a cool temperature - red fruit - red fruit, shows the biggest body from this cooperative, dense, dries the palate

vin de France wine labelred Vin de France - Jean-François Coutelou - Mas Coutelou - 7, Rue de la Pompe

2012 - USD 15 -

Saint-chinian wine labelred Saint chinian - Jean-Marie Rimbert - Les Travers de Marceau

2011 - USD 16 - its usual self, red fruit - balanced

vin-de-France wine labelred Vin de France - Jean-Marie Rimbert - Le Chant de Marjolaine - Carignan

2011 - USD 16 - red fruit dominates the palate, easy drinking, firm

red Côtes du rhône - Éric Texier

2010 - USD 16 - This pleases everybody, a Cotes du Rhone typical but without flaw - blackcurrent or blackberry - slightly punchy (as it should be) balanced

red Vin de pays de l'Ardèche - Mas de la Bégude - Gilles Azzoni - Le Raisin et l'ange - Hommage à Robert

2012 - USD 17 -

red Vin de table de France - Thierry Alexandre - Cul sec - (syrah)

2011 - USD 18 -

red Régnié - Julien Sunier

2012 - USD 20 -

red Côtes du Rhône Brézème - Éric Texier

2011 - USD 22 - blackberry - blackberry, plum, violet, dense, not drying, juicy, balanced

 

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