Tag Archives: Languedoc

Buy Of The Week – AU

Marcel Martin Cuvée Mademoiselle Pays d’Oc Rosé, Languedoc 2014 AUD $13 With a light smoked salmon hue with an orange tinge, this dry, savoury, subtle syrah rose is developing dried herb aromas. Lemon-juicy taste, delicate and lingering with a satisfying touch of richness. Great value.

Under $20

Paul Mas Estate Nicole Vineyard Cabernet Merlot, Languedoc 2013 $15 With a deep purple-red colour and a rustic, south-of-France bouquet which breathes to reveal blackberries as well as leafy, tobacco notes, this is a smooth, accessible red with good intensity and savoury, drying tannins to

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Bargain Of The Week

Moulin de Gassac Guilhem, Languedoc 2012 $10 A syrah, grenache, carignan, cinsault blend from Guibert family of the famed Mas de Daumas Gassac. This spicy, light-bodied, character-filled red is smooth and balanced, soft and easy drinking. An excellent everyday quaffer with some real personality –

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Best import

Domaines Astruc dA Limoux Reserve Chardonnay, Languedoc 2011 $16 This is a developed, mature, golden-yellow chardonnay from the south of France for those who hanker after the big, generous, rounded, old-fashioned style of chardonnay. It has satisfying weight, softness and fleshiness. Drink now; don’t keep.

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Rosé has an image problem. Think about it. You’ve invited a few friends around for the evening and want to offer them a glass of wine when they arrive. The standard greeting is “What are you drinking, red or white?” If it’s a particularly lavish affair guests might be offered “red, white or sparkling”.