A smoking value from Gerard Bertrand (who’s portfolio is loaded with impressive wines), the 2015 Languedoc Terroir is mostly Syrah, with 31% Grenache, that was completely destemmed and aged partially in Bordeaux barrels. Its saturated purple color is followed by a ripe, modern-style, creamy Languedoc that offers loads of cassis, licorice and smoked herbs. Drink this Old-World fruit bomb over the coming 2-3 years.
90 points, Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate (Issue # 230 - Apr 2017)
From the 20-acre estate in Boutenac that Bertrand’s father bought in 1970, this is a cuvée of old-vine carignan, syrah and mourvèdre. It’s chocolate-dark and rich, with sweet scents of oak and spice perfuming its raspberry fruit. Give it some time in a decanter and serve with sausage-stuffed mushroom caps.
90 points, Wine & Spirits (Jun 2017)