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.

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

 

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

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