Lot 742 | 2019 Languedoc
A classically French red wine dominated by terroir - the 2019 vintage of our best-selling Lot 681.
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- Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- Now through 2028
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Don't miss out on this blend. Lovely terroir and lower alcohol than most recent CH reds.
A really nice French wine!
Beautiful French Blend
Certain people stay away from blends, in general. In my experience the winemaker often produces something very special. That is the case here. It expands in the mouth with plenty of small dark fruit. The tannins are there from start to finish, lingering after the wine has been consumed. It is a bargain at $13 with an amazingly long shelf life.
I did like lot 681, the 2017 Languedoc Red Blend. It has been our house wine for the better part of a year. When lot 742 came out, I ordered a case of it. We just opened the first bottle yesterday. The flavors are a complex blend of fruit, earth and herbs. I know what I am mainly drinking in the months to come.
Box of Herbs
I opened up the first bottle of a case to get a baseline. I have been enjoying it for 3 days. On the nose it is rosemary and on the palate, oregano. The cab channels the terroir and picks up subtleties in the soil and air. Some reviewers complained about a lack of complexity in its predecessor vintage, but that is no problem here. This is a classic mediterranean wine that deserves a lot of shelf time. In six months of cold storage it will be significantly rounder and in one to two years, something special. I am one of those who has a special feeling for Minervois, and this one exceeds my expectations.