Domaine de l'Hortus Coteaux du Languedoc Grand Cuvée Coteaux du Languedoc 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 "The wine has a perfumed, almost California pinotesk nose, of spiced cherries, graphite, meat, flowers, and licorice aromas that just comes leaping from the glass, showing serious intensity as well as character. Very perfumed and interesting, with a complex and nuanced profile on the nose, heavily slanted to the red fruit spectrum, the wine is medium to full bodied on the palate with a silky, seamless texture, loads of sweet fruit, and a long, decadent finish...93" RR 3/11
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.