Coteaux du Languedoc Grande Cuvee Rouge L Hortus 2007
"The red l’Hortus 2007 Coteaux du Languedoc Pic Saint-Loup Grande Cuvee showcases Orliac’s beloved Mourvedre grape (with 40% Syrah and 10% Grenache in support). Tasting the assembled wine from an assortment of barrels, black cherry, violets, iris and fennel typically and alluringly fill the nose, then re-emerge on a creamy palate, with richly ripe fruit flavors possessed of admirable purity, considerable refreshment, and an absence of any superficial sweetness. A faintly resinous woodiness hovered over the lots drawn from new barrels, but the overall effect here is deeply rich and sumptuously polished, with marrow-like savory meatiness, a wine of refined structure and no doubt capable of at least 6-8 years of positive bottle evolution...92-93+" WA 06/09
Nice to visit. In a stunning region of France the wine makery and vinyard are situated just of the main road. The tasting room is above the botteling line, which gives a true feeling of authenticity.