French red wine values tasted in 2013

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

The below wines were tasted in France, in 2013 (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
 

vin-de-table wine labelred Vin de table - Jean-Marie Rimbert - Cousin Oscar

nv - 4.8 € - strawberry - light, easy drinking, firm

pays wine labelred Pays - Marc Ollivier et Rémi Branger - EARL La Pépière - La Pépie - Côt

2012 - 5 € - served cool: a better replacement to rosé - ripe cherry - dense, cherry, no manipulation or off aromas, no stiffness

red Côtes du rhône - SCA les Vignerons d'Estézargues - Cuvée des galets - Non filtré

2012 - 5 € - serve at a cool temperature - red fruit - red fruit, shows the biggest body from this cooperative, dense, dries the palate

vin de France wine labelred Vin de France - Jean-François Coutelou - Mas Coutelou - 7, Rue de la Pompe

2012 - 7.2 € -

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

2011 - 7.5 € - its usual self, red fruit - balanced

vin-de-France wine labelred Vin de France - Jean-Marie Rimbert - Le Chant de Marjolaine - Carignan

2011 - 7.7 € - red fruit dominates the palate, easy drinking, firm

red Côtes du rhône - Éric Texier

2010 - 8.1 € - This pleases everybody, a Cotes du Rhone typical but without flaw - blackcurrent or blackberry - slightly punchy (as it should be) balanced

red Vin de pays de l'Ardèche - Mas de la Bégude - Gilles Azzoni - Le Raisin et l'ange - Hommage à Robert

2012 - 8.4 € -

red Vin de table de France - Thierry Alexandre - Cul sec - (syrah)

2011 - 9 € -

red Régnié - Julien Sunier

2012 - 11 € -

red Côtes du Rhône Brézème - Éric Texier

2011 - 12 € - blackberry - blackberry, plum, violet, dense, not drying, juicy, balanced

 

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