Coteaux du Languedoc 2010, L'Épervier, Château Pech Redon, $20.85, SAQ # 10507286. One of the best Languedoc wines I’ve tasted all year. Unless you absolutely detest a slight earthiness, this is pretty close to the ideal mix of new world fruit and old world finesse. Complex fruits, rosemary and thyme, round but gritty tannins. Drinks with ease and screams Languedoc. Food pairing: Steak wine.
Coteaux du Languedoc 2011, Calcaires, Château de Cazeneuve, France red, $20.65, SAQ # 881656. As per usual, a model of restraint. The chalky mineral notes melds with the tannins, giving this wonderfully drying sensation after each sip. No, it’s not like sucking on cotton balls, rather a bitter dryness that send you back for more. Nice mix of herbs and fruit. For the Euro wine lover. Ideal for a Leg of lamb