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Wine Tasting Video: Four Languedoc Whites January 24, 2014 at 3:09 pm

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Côté Mas Blanc 2012, Pays d’Oc, France (£6.99 Majestic)
A nice balance between the peachy honeyed flesh of Grenache Blanc and the resinny freshness of Vermentino, with some floral honeysuckle notes in there too. Maybe could be a touch crisper, but tasty, good value wine. B(+)

Chartreuse de Mougères Le Pèlerin Blanc, Pays de Caux 2012, Languedoc, France (£6.25 The Wine Society)
Has that peachiness that reminds me of peach yogurt, with floral, honeyed notes too. Again, I’d prefer more zip and zest, but it’s decent enough. B-

Domaine Castan Savignus Muscat Sec 2012, Pays d’Hérault, Languedoc, France (£10.79 Smithfield Wines)
Barley sugar is the first thing you notice, but then the dry grapiness of Muscat kicks in when you taste it. Quite rounded and fleshy, OK but (again) I miss crispness. B-

Domaine Castan Savignus Viognier 2012, Pays d’Hérault, Languedoc, France (£10.79 Smithfield Wines)
Has the heady musky peach kernel of Viognier, ripe, juicy and rounded, seems a little shy to start with but then blossoms in the glass. B+

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