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Top Languedoc and cassoulet

March 17, 2018

It was not clear which one was the best… the Cassoulet or the Languedoc wines 🙂  Personally I find that to appreciate the wines of a region, you need to pair them with the food of the region… so we went for Cassoulet!!  No surprises in the wines, the Grange des Pères was amazing as usual, while the 2010 is still quite closed (compared to the magic 2009!).  The Trevallon was very impressive at 20 years of age, quite a performance… And the Domaine de l’Aiguelière was also a revelation for a 20 euro wine in the top 3 of the evening!!

2005 Mas de Daumas Gassac
Quite simple nose of red fruit, a hint of wet wood and sous-bois… Very simple red fruit and acidity, very lean, dissapointing for it’s pedigree. The only positive note is that it is still very young after 13 years… (88 points)

2000 Château Puech-Haut Coteaux du Languedoc Saint-Drézéry Tête de Cuvée
Huge nose of bacon, roasted meat, herbes de Provence… Taste is red fruit, good concentration, a bit lacking complexity but refreshing. (90 points)

2013 Domaine l’Aiguelière Coteaux du Languedoc Montpeyroux Côte Rousse
Delicious nose of bacon, roasted meat, fresh red fruit, loads of viande rotie, sandalwood, cèpes de Bordeaux… Very fresh, integrated tannin, red cherries, good lenght, quite complex! (93 points)

2000 Domaine l’Aiguelière Coteaux du Languedoc Montpeyroux Côte Dorée
Wow, super animal nose, fur, bacon, leather, orange blood, roasted meat, smoky… Very fresh integrated tannin, red fruit and cherries, good length, some minerality (94 points)

1998 Domaine de Trévallon
Wow, cedar wood, very roasted meat, cèpes de Bordeaux… Very fresh taste, silky tannin, sappy acidity, sappy red cherries (95 points)

2010 Domaine de la Grange des Pères Vin de Pays de l’Hérault
Hige nose of oriental spices, patanegra ham, soy sauce, roasted bacon, ripe red cherries… Good fruit concentration, refreshing acidity, great wine!! (96 points)

At to finish the evening we opened some nice Burgs 🙂

2015 Domaine Philippe Charlopin Gevrey-Chambertin Cuvée Vieilles Vignes
Delicious nose of sappy red cherries, tobacco, sous-bois, spices… Delicious ripeness, red sappy cherries, super silky tannin, lenght of 30 sec, great great Burgundy… Conservative 95/100!! (95 points)

2015 Domaine Drouhin-Laroze Latricières-Chambertin
Very complex but compact nose of earth, sous-bois, cedar wood, groseilles rouges… Very transparent wine, rose petal, high acidity, super feminine and delicious length of 30 sec.. This wine requires considerable time, I would give 94+/100 now, but with high upwards potential! (94+ points)

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