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Château de Flaugergues Red Rhone Blend Coteaux du Languedoc la Méjanelle 2007

Member Review by iamcanadian:

Wow! Really intense. So intense, I corked it back up, and will give it another go tomorrow to see how the notes have changed. Plenty of Mocha/Plum, loads of that dirty terroir feel like good southern France wines have.

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Château de Flaugergues:
Built at the end of the XVII century, Flaugergues is one of the so-called 'Follies', built in the countryside around Montpellier. 'Houses in the Foliage', they were the result of a new order of aristocracy, whose wealth came from their service to the King. Planted in the heart of rural domains, they are surrounded by magnificent gardens. They would also become the summer residences of the r... Read more
Built at the end of the XVII century, Flaugergues is one of the so-called 'Follies', built in the countryside around Montpellier. 'Houses in the Foliage', they were the result of a new order of aristocracy, whose wealth came from their service to the King. Planted in the heart of rural domains, they are surrounded by magnificent gardens. They would also become the summer residences of the rich and famous of Montpellier during the XVIII century. In 1696 Etienne de Flaugergues, an advisor to the court of Counts of Montpellier, bought the estate to which he would give his name. Over the next 45 years he expanded and embellished the 'House of the Fields', giving it its distinctive touches. It would seem that the use and arrangement of the grounds around which Flaugergues was built, it's gardens, and the simple but well-groomed quality of the buildings, served as a role model for numerous 'Follies' in the region, these second homes of the Court advisors who wanted to live honourably in the countryside without being too far from the town. In 1811 Flaugergues became a holiday residence for the Boussairolles, owners of a nearby chateau. And so handed down from generation to generation, Flaugergues today bears witness to the way of life of the important people of Montpellier of the time. And so handed down from generation to generation, Flaugergues today bears witness to the ways of life of the aristocracy of Montpellier from that period... Read less

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Snooth User: iamcanadian
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4.50 5
07/04/2011

Wow! Really intense. So intense, I corked it back up, and will give it another go tomorrow to see how the notes have changed. Plenty of Mocha/Plum, loads of that dirty terroir feel like good southern France wines have.


Snooth User: BCoyle
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3.00 5
09/03/2008

Three glasses


External Reviews for Château de Flaugergues Red Rhone Blend Coteaux du Languedoc la Méjanelle

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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Full-bore, decadent red, with dark plum and blackberry flavors and bacon fat notes mixed in. Rich, deep and lush, with dark chocolate and espresso notes on the finish. Powerful. Drink now through 2005.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

This blend of Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache, and Cinsault (40, 40, 10, 10) is the winery's flagship red - a very substantial wine with hearty flavors and meaty texture. The opaque blend of sweet black fruit and ripe berry at the core is accented by violet, anise, mineral, and tar/coffee elements lending a complexity that makes this wine both massive and interesting! The 2000 (what's left) was rated 92 by the Wine Spectator. The 2001 tastes even better - if that's possible.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

This robust red from Southern France has been a consistent value for several vintages. A blend of Syrah and Mourvedre with a dash of Grenache, this is cheaper than a Crozes-Hermitage and it might just fool your palate into believing it is from our friends in the Northern Rhône. You'll find lovely flavors of dark berries, complemented by hints of bacon, olives, and mushroom. Mmm... sounds like a good topping to a burger. So naturally, this wine will pair well with a burger from your grill, no matter what the topping.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Dense, opaque red with copious amounts of Syrah and Mourvedre. Spicy, with black pepper and Mediterranean herbs underlying chewy blackberry fruits. Bold and assertive, a perfect complement to roast lamb and rosemary potatoes.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Gorgeous aroma of rose hips, currant and spice, with luscious flavors of dark plum, smoke and mocha. Plenty of baby fat in this, but powerful as well, with a long, structured finish of pepper, brick and mineral. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2012.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

A powerful, well-structured red, with a strong minerally cast to the red berry and kirschlike flavors. Very focused, with intense milk chocolate and mocha notes driving the fresh finish. Drink now through 2015.



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