Logo: a guide across vine slopes French Scout

The selected vibrant 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 2021 (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 [Loire] wine labelVin de France [Loire] - Marc Houtin, Julien Bresteau, Gérald Pau - La Grange aux belles - Le Vin de jardin

2020 - 9 € - cherry - cherry, full, a hint of residual sugar, juicy, no stiffness, firm

Saint-chinian wine labelSaint chinian - Jean-Marie Rimbert - Domaine Rimbert - Les Travers de Marceau - (carignan dominant, cinsault, syrah)

2019 - 10 € - faithful, reliable - red fruit, herbs from Provence - red fruit, herbs from Provence, structured but little drying, balanced

Vin de France [Languedoc] - Aymeric & Jordan Amiel - Domaine des Amiel - à Coural

2020 - 11 € - pure, powerful - red fruit - red fruit, structured, dry, balanced

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

2019 - 11 € - pure - red fruit - smooth, red fruit, juicy, balanced

Pécharmant - Barouillet

2018 - 14 € - red fruit - red fruit, dries up the palate and tongue, balanced

 

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