French red wine values tasted in 2012

The selected French bottlings have given me much pleasure for the price. I have purchased them again for personal consumption. Featured values include 7 reds from the Midi. You’ll learn the availability of wines if you enter a location name in the search box at the top of the page.

The below wines were tasted in France, in 2012 (between April and December). The tasting notes are listed by increasing prices, with the following format:

Appellation - producer - plot or brand - variety
Vintage - approximate price - general impression - on nose - on palate - after swallowing
 

red Vin de la communauté européenne - Cave de Signes - Le cigalon - ("Bag in Box")

nv - 3 € -

red Languedoc - Rouquette - Les petits grains - (en BiB)

nv - 3.4 € -

Côtes-de-provence wine labelred Côtes de provence - François Séminel - Domaine de Jale - La Venne

2010 - 6.5 € -

red Corbières - Magali & Dominique Terrier - Domaine des 2 Ânes - Premiers Pas

2010 - 7 € - red fruit (carignan varietal) - red fruit, dense but juicy, supple, frank

Saint-chinian wine labelred Saint chinian - Jean-Marie Rimbert - Les Travers de Marceau - (carignan dominant, cinsault, syrah)

2011 - 7.7 € -

vin-de-table wine labelred Vin de table - Jean-Marie Rimbert - Le Chant de Marjolaine (carignan)

2010 - 8 € - wait until 2013 - a lot of red fruit, banana - dense, dries the mouth, food-friendly, akin to the 2009

corbières wine labelred Corbières - Magali & Dominique Terrier - Domaine des 2 Ânes - Fontanilles

2009 - 8 € - big red fruit, does not dry the mouth much, supple

red Beaujolais - Mathieu Lapierre et Jean-Claude Chanudet - Château Cambon

2010 - 8 € - the fruit is very pure - aromas are very precise - refined, light, firm

red Minervois - Domaine Cailhol Gautran - Villa Lucia

2009 - 11 € - delicious, with much intensity of fruit - harmonious, powerful but frank

 

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