French red wine values tasted in 2019

The selected French bottlings have given me much pleasure for the price. I have purchased them again for personal consumption. I would consider doing so even with a 50 percent mark-up. (My criteria are explained here.)

The below wines were tasted in France, in 2019 (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-pays-du-Jardin-de-la-France wine labelred Vin de pays du Jardin de la France - Marc Ollivier, Rémi Branger, Gwénaëlle Croix - EARL La Pépière - La Pépie - Cabernet franc

2018 - 6.5 € - a very good imitation of a Mediterranean wine, but less alcohol - red fruit - velvety, fat and sweet, red fruit, franc

red Vin de France [Ardèche] - Géraldine et Méryl Croizier - La Vrille et le papillon - Chapeau melon - (merlot de cuve)

2018 - 7.4 € - intense - yellow pepper, plum - yellow pepper, plum, dense, dries the mouth, easy, round

red Vin de France [Ardèche] - Géraldine et Méryl Croizier - La Vrille et le papillon - Impair… ! - (cabernet sauvignon, élevage 50% en barrique)

15-17 - 9.9 € -

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

2018 - 10 € -

red Vin de France - Hervé Villemade - Bovin Rouge (1 litre) - (gamay)

2018 - 10 € - raspberry, foxy - raspberry, foxy, deep, juicy, firm

red Vin de France [Languedoc] - Mireille et Patrick Meyer - Domaine Julien Meyer - Miso Paradis - (syrah, mourvèdre) (vinifié par Axel Prüfer du Temps des Cerises et élevé chez Patrick et Mireille Meyer; les raisins provenant d'Aspiran, chez Julien Peyras et David Caer (Clos Mathélisse)

2016 - 11 € -

red Vin de table [Roussillon] - Alban Michel - Les Sabots d'Hélène - Pif not dead! - (caladoc, carignan)

2018 - 11 € -

 

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