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90 • Domaine de Nizas 2009 Rouge, Coteaux du Languedoc AOC $18. Best Buy.
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. (tasted on Mar-03-2014)
89 • L'Escale 2011 Coteaux du Languedoc $7. Best Buy.
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. (tasted on Mar-03-2014)
89 • Perique 2012 Pinot Noir, Vin de Pays d'Oc $18.99.
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. (tasted on Mar-03-2014)
88 • Réserve de Bubas 2012 Corbières $10. Best Buy.
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. (tasted on Mar-03-2014)
88 • Boussac 2012 Coteaux du Languedoc $8. Best Buy.
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. (tasted on Mar-14-2014)
84 • Lulu B 2012 Pinot Noir, Vin de Pays d'Oc $11.|Find-a-Wine|
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. (tasted on Mar-03-2014)