"90 Wine Advocate A cuvee of Syrah and old vine Mourvedre, 80 to 90 years old and just as old Carignan, the 2009 Trassegum is an opaque ruby/purple color and displays plenty of blueberry liqueur intermixed with some lavender, porcini mushrooms, forest floor notes and some Provencal herbs. It is dense, rich, concentrated and very Provencal, but also strikingly endearing thanks to its sweet tannins."
"Plantation 1905 is exclusively created from one of the oldest vineyards of the village. This is a complex blend of 23 varieties of wine grapes of Minervois from a Languedoc vineyard originally planted in 1905. It has firm, rustic character, with dry tannins, dense black fruit and fresh, juicy acidity. There is a softness at the end, giving black currant acidity to finish."
"A blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre, this Sablet offers aromas of dark berries intermingled with roasting spices. An excellent value, it is harmonious, balanced, spry, juicy, and light to medium-bodied. Sweet flowers, tree bark, truffle, and blueberry and black cherry in this forward, friendly wine. Drink it over the next 3 years."
"Lots of rich dried berry and wild herb flavors that are backed up by fresh acidity. Mocha and dark chocolate flash on the finish. Full bodied in a new world style."
"The very small quantities made at Domaine de Beaumalric make it easier to control the winemaking process at a consistently high level. As you may know, they wait until mid-October in order to harvest these grapes at full ripeness. The objective is not to over-ripen the grapes, but to harvest with the maximum amount of freshness and fruit, ensuring better balance. The wine is made by arresting the fermentation process before all of the natural sugars of the Muscat grapes have been consumed."
"60% Syrah and 40% Grenache, the 2009 Costieres de Nimes Cuvee Tradition possesses a dark ruby hue, excellent fruit, as well as some spicy herbs, pepper and earthiness. Consume it over the next 2-3 years."
"This tasty little red shows a mellow side with just enough fresh acidity to make it the perfect snack wine with cheese or sliced meats. Lots of plum and dark fruit with a little bit of truffle and spice complete this really great little bargain."
"Lime, gooseberry, melon, and pennyroyal are the dominant elements in this bracing, but not at all bitter, wine that finishes with refreshment and slight salinity. I really can't say that there is much I pick out here as specifically Colombard character,but that's just as well!"