French red wine values tasted in 2018

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 the Ardèche.

The below wines were tasted in France, in 2018 (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-France wine labelred Vin de France - Domaine Navarre - Vin d'Œillades - (œillade)

2016 - 7 € - intense, blackberry, grape stalk - blackberry, grape stalk, astringent, balanced acidity

red Vin de France [Ardèche] - Hélène et Christophe Comte - Domaine des Vigneaux - Syrah

2016 - 7.6 € - dust, violet, blackcurrant - dark, blackcurrant, violet, moka, juicy, balanced acidity

red Vin de France [Ardèche] - Hélène et Christophe Comte - Domaine des Vigneaux - Grain… cheux - (grenache)

2015 - 9.1 € -

red Corbières - La Baronne - Les Lannes

2015 - 9.6 € -

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

2016 - 11 € - extremely aromatic - blackcurrant, moka - blackcurrant, moka, light, a little stiff, firm - very long (blackcurrant)

red Vin de France - François Villard - L'appel des Sereines - Syrah

2015 - 11 € -

red Vin de France - Olivier Lemasson - Les Vins contés - Poivre et sel - (60% grolleau, 30% gamay, 10% pineau d’aunis)

2017 - 11 € - generous - Burlat cherry - full, Burlat cherry, moka, silky, does not dry the mouth, balanced acidity

red Vin de France [Pays roannais] - Géraldine et Christophe Pialoux - Le Picatier - Gaménits - (gamay)

2015 - 12 € -

red Vin de France - Christian Ducroux - Exspectatia - [gamay, sans soufre]

2016 - 12 € -

 

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