Today's Wine That Rock!

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

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About Bill

  • Bill Zacharkiw

    Bill Zacharkiw

    Wine Critic

    Bill began his wine journey at the age of 23, when he opened his own restaurant in downtown Montreal, Quebec. At 33, he became head sommelier at one of Quebec’s top restaurants, the Relais & Chateau L’eau a la Bouche, where he honed his skills as one of the province’s authorities on pairing food and wine. His writing career began in 2004 with the The Caveman’s Wine Blog, one of the internet’s first. Bill quickly garnered a reputation for his irreverent take on the wine world, his staunch defe