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Vibrant red wines tasted in 2017

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 2017 (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

red Cahors - Clos Siguier - (Jeunes vignes)

2014 - USD 14 - no fuss - dust, sulphites - healthy, solid, balanced

red Vin de table [Languedoc] - Jean-François Coutelou - Mas Coutelou

Non vintage - USD 14 - - punchy, tiny gas beads, balanced

red Vin de France - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Granit

2014 - USD 15 - pure - barrel, firm

red Vin de France - Jean-François Coutelou - Mas Coutelou - 5SO simple - (cinsault)

2016 - USD 16 - raspberry - intense, raspberry, tiny gas beads, balanced

vin de France [Languedoc] wine labelred Vin de France [Languedoc] - Jean-François Coutelou - Mas Coutelou - 7 rue de la Pompe - [Syrah, grenache noir]

2015 - USD 17 - intense, plum - punchy: holds pizza, plum, ample but balanced

vin de France [Languedoc] wine labelred Vin de France [Languedoc] - Jean-François Coutelou - Mas Coutelou - Le Vin des amis

2015 - USD 18 - tobacco - plenty, Grenache or Italian-like, tiny gas beads, balanced, holds pizza or merguez

vin-de-pays des coteaux de l'Ardèche wine labelred Vin de pays des coteaux de l'Ardèche - Jérôme Jouret - En avant doute - (grenache)

2016 - USD 19 - fresh and intense, black fruit - black fruit, much alcohol, balanced


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