French red wine values tasted in 2017

The selected French bottlings have given me much pleasure for the price. I have purchased them again for personal consumption. Featured values include 3 reds from Languedoc.

The below wines were tasted in France, in 2017 (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 Cahors - Clos Siguier - (Jeunes vignes)

2014 - 6 € - no fuss - dust, sulphites - healthy, solid, balanced

red Vin de table [Languedoc] - Jean-François Coutelou - Mas Coutelou

Non vintage - 6.6 € - - punchy, tiny gas beads, balanced

red Vin de France - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - Granit

2014 - 7 € - pure - barrel, firm

red Vin de France - Jean-François Coutelou - Mas Coutelou - 5SO simple - (cinsault)

2016 - 8 € -

vin de France [Languedoc] wine labelred Vin de France [Languedoc] - Jean-François Coutelou - Mas Coutelou - 7 rue de la Pompe - [Syrah, grenache noir]

2015 - 8.3 € - intense, plum - punchy: holds pizza, plum, ample but balanced

vin de France [Languedoc] wine labelred Vin de France [Languedoc] - Jean-François Coutelou - Mas Coutelou - Le Vin des amis

2015 - 9.3 € - tobacco - plenty, Grenache or Italian-like, tiny gas beads, balanced, holds pizza or merguez

red Vin de France - Hélène et Christophe Comte - Domaine des Vigneaux - Tandem - (grenache à 80%, syrah)

2014 - 9.4 € -

vin-de-pays des coteaux de l'Ardèche wine labelred Vin de pays des coteaux de l'Ardèche - Jérôme Jouret - En avant doute - (grenache)

2016 - 10 € -

 

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