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Southern France

I must operate a LIFO approach to writing up People and Places, as this first post is about one of the producers I’ve most recently …

Another high-quality co-operative in Languedoc, who dominate production of good Cremant and Blanquette de Limoux. Did the cave visite in a bit of a …

Full-flavour and pretty concentrated wine that made easy drinking – if a little short (only medium length overall). Deep black-garnet colour, with some bricking …

The premium cuvée of Hauterive le Haut in Corbières and another great piece of value-for-money winemaking. This has an extra layer of complexity, coupled …

In spite of its 10 year age, still had a strong enough fruit core and sufficient tannin to age further (and possibly improve, but …

After comparing the Pennautier with Château Hauterive le Haut, Roger suggested this as a better VFM wine, but with the weight of the Pennautier. …

An excellent recommendation from our hosts in Languedoc, Roger & Gill Murton. A very interesting tour of the chai followed after drinking this. Garnet …

A first taste of the Languedoc. Probably drunk too young, so disappointing value for money, compared with the range of good value drinking in …

A random purchase in Paris, to try some new areas of France. Well worthwhile. Would definitely keep longer but was nevertheless decidedly drinkable at …

A simple and clean oaked chardonnay. Creamy but crisp finish. An unexpected surprise, and very nice. Part of a mixed case from Bordeaux Direct …