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Côté Mas Sud de France Rouge Intense NV

Côté Mas Sud de France Rouge Intense 2016

Emblazoned with a sticker that proudly states 33% more, and it is indeed a larger than the average 750ml, though I failed to check the exact ml, it's at a midway point between a standard bottle and a magnum. A blend of 45% Grenache Noir, 25% Carignan, 15% Cinsault, 10% Merlot, and 5% Syrah that sees no oak, the 2016 Rouge Intense soft and pliant with low acidity and tannins. Rife with raspberry pastis, blackberry jam, and vanilla, there's very little to complain about for it's modest price point. 13.5% ABV | Sample Paul Mas Wines 8.6 Points...

Domaine de Boède Les Grès 2009

Domaine de Boède Les Grès 2009

Succulent notes of smoky plums, marionberries, figs, and camphor with perhaps more ethereal notes of incense, iron, and game. Given the nose, one expects this Langedoc blend of Mourvedre, Grenache, Syrah, and Carignan to be big-boned and brawny on the palate—it comes across as mid-weight, a good thing, I think, tempered by a healthy of hit of spice on the finish, cracked black pepper, followed by an alluring green note, bay leaf, and dried rosemary. 15.0% ABV | Sample Domaine de Boède (Château la Négly) 9.1 Points...

Gérard Bertrand Vin de Pays d'Oc Cote des Roses 2014

Gérard Bertrand Vin de Pays d’Oc Cote des Roses 2014

Someone spent a lot of time on the packaging for this wine, from the custom bottle mold, down to the pink hued Vino-Seal glass closure. Is the wine good? For its price, the Gerard Bertrand Cote des Roses 2014 is quite drinkable, with enveloping notes of ripe honeydew melon and cantaloup. There is a minerally vein coursing through this Langeudoc pink is all limestone and schist, focused through to a persistent finish. Dried cranberry and pink grapefruit lend complexity. Gérard Bertrand 8.8 Points...