French red wine values tasted in 2018

The selected French 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 2018 (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-France wine labelred Vin de France - Domaine Navarre - Vin d'Œillades - (œillade)

2016 - 7 € - intense, blackberry, grape stalk - blackberry, grape stalk, astringent, balanced acidity

red Corbières - La Baronne - Les Lannes

2015 - 9.6 € -

red Vin de France [Ardèche] - Antonin Azzoni - Le Raisin et l'ange - Hommage à Robert

2016 - 11 € - extremely aromatic - blackcurrant, moka - blackcurrant, moka, light, a little stiff, firm - very long (blackcurrant)

red Vin de France - François Villard - L'appel des Sereines - Syrah

2015 - 11 € -

red Vin de France - Olivier Lemasson - Les Vins contés - Poivre et sel - (60% grolleau, 30% gamay, 10% pineau d’aunis)

2017 - 11 € - generous - Burlat cherry - full, Burlat cherry, moka, silky, does not dry the mouth, balanced acidity

red Vin de France [Pays roannais] - Géraldine et Christophe Pialoux - Le Picatier - Gaménits - (gamay)

2015 - 12 € -

red Vin de France - Christian Ducroux - Exspectatia - [gamay, sans soufre]

2016 - 12 € -

 

When choosing wines, remember to buy according to your needs.

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