French red wine values tasted in 2014

The selected French bottlings have given me much pleasure for the price. I have purchased them again for personal consumption. I would consider doing so even with a 50 percent mark-up. (My criteria are explained here.) 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 2014 (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
 

pays wine labelred Pays - Domaine de la Pépière - La Pépie - Côt

2013 - 4.5 € - served a bit cool : a better replacement to rosé - redcurrant - redcurrant, lean but not stiff, firm

red Vin de France - Sylvie Ledran, Philippe Maffre - Bois Moisset - Rencontre

2012 - 6 € -

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

2013 - 7 € - red fruit (carignan varietal) - red fruit, dense but juicy, supple, frank

red Vin de France - Sylvie Ledran, Philippe Maffre - Bois Moisset - Brocol

2012 - 7.6 € - blackcurrant, dries the mouth, balanced

Saint-chinian wine labelred Saint chinian - Jean-Marie Rimbert - Les Travers de Marceau

2012 - 7.7 € -

red Vin de pays de l'Ardèche - Antonin Azzoni - Le Raisin et l'ange - Hommage à Robert

2013 - 8 € - blackberry, tiny beads of gaz, balanced

red Vin de France - Sylvie Ledran, Philippe Maffre - Bois Moisset - Mérens

2010 - 8 € -

red Vin de France - Sylvie Ledran, Philippe Maffre - Bois Moisset - Les Pradels

2013 - 9 € -

red Vin de France - Jean-François Coutelou - Mas Coutelou - Le Vin des amis

2013 - 9 € -

red Vin de France - Jean-François Coutelou - Mas Coutelou - Classe

2013 - 10 € -

 

When choosing wines, remember to buy according to your needs.

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