Robin Garr wrote:
Hoke, I haven't seen the higher-end stuff here, but we get a lot of the basics from Bertrand. My most recent report on a Bertrand, the Minervois, is in this E-letter:http://www.wineloverspage.com/wineadvis ... 121109.php
They also make a very popular and high-QPR Cremant de Limoux.
Thanks again, Robin.
Interesting; very interesting. Although the writing is far better, my descriptors are very much in line with this.
And just an after the fact FWIW FYI, the varietal blend is 40/40 Syrah and Grenache and 20% Mourvedre. The Tautavel is somewhat similar, but of course with Carignan. It also is lean, muscular, highly acidic with relatively tender tannins and a merest whiff of gamy going on. Definitely good QPR too.
Re the Cremant; know that one. Better than Blanquette, for sure.