April 2014 - France - All Wines

This month's Wine feature is French - All Wines
France - All Wines Reviews
206033
Domaine de Nizas
2010 Blanc Coteaux du Languedoc AOC
Pale golden straw color. Vibrant aromas and flavors of white peppercorn, pressed flowers, melon, and grilled peaches with a fruity-yet-dry medium body and tangy, coriander and herb accented finish. A very interesting and distinctive white wine for sipping or food.
91 points $18 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206032
Domaine de Nizas
2009 Rouge Coteaux du Languedoc AOC
Ruby garnet color. Aromas roasted beets, cherry tart, honeycomb, and delicate spices with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a toasty toffee, black raspberry, mineral, pepper, and herb accented finish. A nicely styled sipper or table wine.
90 points $18 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205981
L’Escale
2011 Coteaux du Languedoc
Ruby color. Bright blueberry pie a la mode and honey aromas and flavors with a dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy raspberry and cherry jam, earth, and apple accented finish. A very tasty sipper or burger wine.
89 points $7 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205866
Perique
2012 Pinot Noir
Ruby color. Aromas of black raspberries, earth, and dried flowers with a supple, dryish medium body and a pencil shaving and peppercorn accented finish. A nice earthy table wine.
89 points $18.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205984
Boussac
2012 Coteaux du Languedoc
Garnet color. Aromas and flavors of mixed berry sorbet, peach gelato, and delicate spice with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a juicy, pencil shavings accented finish. A delightful everyday sipper that will cover a lot of bases.
88 points $8 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205985
Réserve de Bubas
2012 Corbières
Dark garnet color. Savory aromas of herb roasted beets, caramel yogurt, caperberry, and honeyed cherries with a soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a grilled apple and blackberry finish. A nice savory table wine.
88 points $10 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206034
Domaine de Nizas
2013 Rosé Coteaux du Languedoc AOC
Lustrous silvery salmon pink color. Aromas of strawberries and cherries in cream with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, Meyer lemon and pepper accented finish. A deliciously poised rosé for sipping or the table.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205983
Lulu B
2012 Pinot Noir
Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of honeyed cherries and powdered lime drink with a soft, fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body and a cedar pencil accented finish with chewy tannins.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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