We weren’t sure what to expect here but had a sneaking suspicion that this might be an under the radar winner. And we were spot on.
Languedoc is a region in Southern France, in between the Mediterranean and Rhone Valley, and you can see the Rhone influence in the varietal blend here which is 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache.
It’s a region also known for good values, as this one is the perfect case in point. Only $12.99 at Costco. So we knew right away if it tasted as we hoped, we were going back in for more. The placard notes a nice big 91 point score from Wine Advocate too.
On the pour this is a medium purple with dark fruit, earth and herbs on the nose; flavors of blackberry, blueberry and plum with some dark chocolate in the finish. Elegant and subtle.
We really like this one and the style is right up our alley. Definitely plan to buy a few more if they’re still around. But word might get out fast among French wine fans that this is a bargain not to be missed.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 90 points (a Costco Wine Top Pick)
Costco item number: 1694900
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Kennesaw)
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