Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Du Clos Gavin Crisfield Coteaux du Languedoc 2007

Another good wine from Virgin tonight. This is a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Carignan from the Languedoc.

Intense fruit on the nose with detectable depth and trademark spiciness of this type of blend. Tastes more expensive that it is and is drinking well now. It's apparently an 'old-vines' version of the cheaper 'Les Salces' bottling also available from Virgin.

The label on my bottle is different than the one in the image, but no matter. I'm increasingly looking toward the Languedoc-Roussillon for good value French reds - I'm thinking about buying my Christmas reds from this region. They can be 'big', but they are great for winter. They offer ripe fruit but also lots of character and you can get some really enjoyable wines for under £10.

Du Clos
'Gavin Crisfield' 2007
Coteaux du Languedoc AOC, France
Virgin Wines

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