Drinking Outside The Box

With Simon Woods – wine for people who have a life

Four wines from Terrasses du Larzac January 22, 2016 at 11:41 am

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Nice quartet of wines, you may find some of them soon in Oddbins & Cambridge Wine Merchants

Domaine Le Clos du Serres ‘Le Clos’ Terrasses du Larzac 2013, Languedoc, France (N/A in the UK)
Juicy and refreshing style, a bit dumb to start with but then opens up to show wild, meaty blackcurrant, cranberry and plum flavours with notes of herbs and a lightly sandy character. S-

Domaine Le Clos du Serres ‘Les Maros’ Terrasses du Larzac 2013, Languedoc, France (N/A in the UK)
As with the above, starts off a bit whiffy/sulphury, but this dissipates with time leaving hearty herb-scented plum and plum jam flavours (restrained rather than OTT jam), intense but beautifully balanced, with a long, throaty finish. S

Domaine Le Clos du Serres ‘La Blaca’ Terrasses du Larzac 2013, Languedoc, France (N/A in the UK)
Again, desperately young, and takes longer than the two above to emerge from its (reduced) shell. But the wait is worth it: spice, berries, blackcurrants, dark chocolate, violets, orange peel, ginger biscuit…something new and different on each sniff/sip, may favourite so far, but needs plenty of time. S(+)

Mollard & Fillon Terrasses du Larzac 2013, Languedoc, France (N/A in the UK)
Bit of a come-down after what’s gone before, but while this feels a little more safe and conventional, it still packs in some earthy, savoury wildness, with the dark fruit flesh being livened up by a whiff of gingerbread. B+

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