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    Macro-negotiating the Languedoc

    In macro contrast to the Calmel and Joseph micro is Domaines Paul Mas. I spent a furious-paced evening at Côté Mas in Montagnac, tasting through a…

    12 Apr 2016 Tamlyn Currin
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    Micro-negotiating the Languedoc

    While Tam recovers from her Mad road trip round Europe, and attacks the Bordeaux 2015 tasting notes, we are publishing reminders of how well she…

    11 Apr 2016 Tamlyn Currin
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    Heart-breakingly pure Cariñena

    In an ancient book on viticulture published in 1791 entitled Agricultura general y gobierno de la casa de campo (General agriculture and governance of…

    24 Feb 2016 Ferran Centelles
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    Navigating Carignan at Vinisud

    Vinisud, the annual southern French wine fair, begins in Montpellier today. John Bojanowski of Clos du Gravillas in the Languedoc has charted those…

    15 Feb 2016 Jancis Robinson
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    2015 in the Languedoc - a vintage report

    Graham Nutter (pictured below), owner of Laure-Minervois property St Jacques d’Albas (pictured) and provider of all the Lafons and Coches described in…

    30 Dec 2015 Guest contributor
  • Article Wines of the week

    ​Dom Begude Pinot Noir 2014 IGP Haute Vallée de l'Aude

    From €10.99, £9.95, also available in the US  Find this wine  Bargain Pinot Noir is thin on the ground. Indeed, cheap Pinots tend to be either thin or…

    25 Sep 2015 Jancis Robinson
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    Languedoc - a compilation

    See our guide to all of this season's compilations.Jancis writes: How many times do we have to make the point that the Languedoc offers some of the…

    22 Sep 2015 Team JR
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    Older southern French wines

    This is the third and last of our collections of tasting notes on older vintages (see also Mature and maturing bordeaux and Mature and maturing…

    18 Aug 2015 Team JR
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    Eating in the Languedoc

    Later, on 8 Aug I have just substituted this great collection of images assembled by our daughter Rose, who managed to get out of bed early enough to…

    8 Aug 2015 Nick Lander
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    Dom de Vedilhan, Serica Viognier 2013 IGP Pays d'Oc

    From €8.75, £7.59 Find this wine Viognier is perpetually just about to become the next big thing. Jancis called it flavour of the year in 2005. I…

    26 Jun 2015 Richard Hemming MW
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    Gérard Bertrand - prince of the Languedoc

    We’re planning a big collection of Languedoc wine reviews but Gérard Bertrand deserves an article of his own. His rise and rise to dominate the region…

    18 May 2015 Jancis Robinson
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    Rest of France assortment

    See Sorting through the assortments for a guide to the many collections of tasting notes already published and details of the two more we will…

    5 Dec 2014 Team JR
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    Minervois 2014 - fine for the unhailed

    Graham Nutter of Ch St Jacques d'Albas sent us this report on this year's harvest in his part of the Minervois to demonstrate  that a vintage in the…

    19 Nov 2014 Guest contributor
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    Arise, lowly Vin de France

    A shorter version of this article is also published in the Financial Times. Tasting notes on these wines may be found in our 100,000-strong…

    6 Sep 2014 Jancis Robinson
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    Languedoc assortment 2014

    We arrived in the Languedoc in July just a few days after the  terrible hailstorms had cut a massive swathe of bruised, shattered, brown vines…

    3 Sep 2014 Jancis Robinson