French red wine values tasted in 2017
The selected French bottlings have given me much pleasure for the price. I have purchased them again for personal consumption. Featured values include 3 reds from Languedoc.
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 2017 (between April and December).
Cahors - Clos Siguier - (Jeunes vignes)
2014 - USD 10 - no fuss - dust, sulphites - healthy, solid, balanced
Vin de table [Languedoc] - Jean-François Coutelou - Mas Coutelou
Non vintage - USD 11 - - punchy, tiny gas beads, balanced
Vin de France - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Granit
2014 - USD 12 - pure - barrel, firm
Vin de France - Jean-François Coutelou - Mas Coutelou - 5SO simple - (cinsault)
2016 - USD 13 - raspberry - intense, raspberry, tiny gas beads, balanced
Vin de France [Languedoc] - Jean-François Coutelou - Mas Coutelou - 7 rue de la Pompe - [Syrah, grenache noir]
2015 - USD 13 - intense, plum - punchy: holds pizza, plum, ample but balanced
Vin de France [Languedoc] - Jean-François Coutelou - Mas Coutelou - Le Vin des amis
2015 - USD 15 - tobacco - plenty, Grenache or Italian-like, tiny gas beads, balanced, holds pizza or merguez
Vin de pays des coteaux de l'Ardèche - Jérôme Jouret - En avant doute - (grenache)
2016 - USD 15 - fresh and intense, black fruit - black fruit, much alcohol, balanced
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