Drinking Outside The Box

With Simon Woods – wine for people who have a life

Three Pays d’Oc Reds November 10, 2014 at 3:30 pm

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Bit of a backlog in the video department at the moment, let’s see if we can rectify that with this collection of three sub-£10 reds from southern France

Coin des Coquins Mourvèdre/Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Pays d’Oc, France (£7.99-£8.99 Old School Wines, The Salisbury Wine Store)
Reasonable fruit and freshness, but there’s a slightly sweet plump vanilla character that makes it all a bit confected. C

 

Domaines Paul Mas Claude Val Rouge 2013, Pays d’Oc, France (£7.50-£8 Jeroboams,  Old Butchers Wine Cellar)
Good honest wine, with gentle red berry fruit, some earthy/spicy garrigue characters and a spine of freshness from Carignan, manages to be friendly without sacrificing its identity B(+)

 

Vignobles Foncalieu Montagne Noire Grenache 2012 Pays d’Oc, France (£7.38 Enotria)
Another honest tasty glugger, this has cherry and raspberry flavours pepped up by some herby feistiness, ripe and fruity, and just on the right side of jamminess. B+

Categorised in: Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Grenache, Languedoc, Merlot, Mourvedre, Syrah/Shiraz, Video, wine, Wine Education

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