Hecht & Bannier Cotes du Roussillon-Villages 2008

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Schwarze Kirschen und dunkle Waldbeeren, feine Röstaromen und mineralische Komponenten im intensiven Bukett. Dichter und fleischiger Körper, harmonisch, saftig und rund mit kräftigem Abgang.

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Hecht & Bannier:
The Negociant Eleveur Maison Hecht & Bannier, specializing in red wines from the South of France, came to light in 2002. Our goal is to have our wines become the reference for quality in the region with a unique range of appellation wines. We are convinced that Languedoc Roussillon, the most talented vineyard in France, has not yet received the international recognition that it deserves: our wi... Read more
The Negociant Eleveur Maison Hecht & Bannier, specializing in red wines from the South of France, came to light in 2002. Our goal is to have our wines become the reference for quality in the region with a unique range of appellation wines. We are convinced that Languedoc Roussillon, the most talented vineyard in France, has not yet received the international recognition that it deserves: our wines allow wine-lovers to discover the extraordinary quality and wealth of our region. The cornerstone of our profession is our extensive knowledge of vineyards and cellars. Every year we visit hundreds of producers to select only the best wines. Often, our wines come from vineyards in the cooler foothills where it isn’t rare to see hundred-year-old vines. Once the long selection process has come to an end, we organize tastings to create the blends and decide on our elevage options. To conserve the typical Mediterranean strength in our wines while preserving balance and crispness, is our mantra for all the appellations we produce. Read less

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Snooth User: Rich Tomko
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03/09/2012

Four glasses


External Reviews for Hecht & Bannier Cotes du Roussillon-Villages

External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
02/22/2013

Dunkelfruchtiges, dichtes und komplexes Bukett, feine Kräuternoten. Kräftige Struktur, viel Fruchtschmelz mit präsenten, aber reifen Tanninen im Abgang.


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
03/01/2013

Schwarze Kirschen und dunkle Waldbeeren, feine Röstaromen und mineralische Komponenten im intensiven Bukett. Dichter und fleischiger Körper, harmonisch, saftig und rund mit kräftigem Abgang.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Vibrant, rich and well-balanced with its intense red plum, cherry and mineral flavors. There's plenty of peppery seasoning as well, with a finish dominated by dark chocolate. This has the stuffing to age. Drink now through 2014.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

This ripe, suave red, delivers a full flush of luscious red fruit flavors and silky spicy notes. Broad midpalate, with a powerful, chocolate-filled finish that features notes of toffee and hints of cream. Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah and Carignan. Drink now through 2018.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

The 2007 Cotes du Roussillon Villages from geologically diverse sites in a half dozen outstanding villages is composed primarily of Grenache, with smaller amounts of Carignan, Syrah, and Mourvedre. "The Carignan" from high elevation Belesta and Caramany "is key," maintains Hecht, because Grenache from schist in Maury (which make up about a quarter of the blend) can represent too much richness and blatant fruitiness. High-toned mint, cherry distillate, blackberry liqueur, and floral notes as if from some exotic orchid light up the nose and lead to a deeply rich, opulent palate. Like the corresponding 2007 Faugeres (reviewed in my Languedoc report), this shows more obvious sweetness of fruit and viscosity than previous renditions, yet ups the ante in all other departments as well, and the last thing that comes to mind here is over-ripeness or heaviness. On the contrary, there is terrific energy and lift, leading to a polished, savory, persistently stimulating finish.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

The Hecht & Bannier 2005 Cotes du Roussillon Villages is 70% Grenache, with small components of Carignan, Syrah and Mourvedre, and was sourced from a variety of communes. If you don't claim to smell crushed stone or the pungent scrub of arid Catalan France in the nose of this wine, then you never will. In addition, intense blackberry and cassis as well as roasted game strongly suggest themselves. With a striking combination of creaminess of texture with insistent pungency and brightness - herbs, black pepper, crushed stone, and smoke all seem to make tactile contributions - this reaches every corner of the palate, then lays down a black-top of tar, cassis, herbal concentrate, and stones for a finish. It should be worth following for at least 2-3 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

The Hecht & Bannier 2008 Cotes du Roussillon Villages displays the vibratory kinetics; abundance of vivacious fruit - yet here possessed of almost liqueur-like sweetness; and complexity of mineral elements that one has come to associate with the best wines of this vintage. Lily and heliotrope mingle with the aromas of ripe black raspberry, blackberry can cassis, then offer persistent inner-mouth allure as the sweet berry concentrate saturates the palate while mouthwatering salinity and schistic crushed-stone and peat-like smokiness build in intensity toward a finish the displays - for all of its richness - the remarkable sense of levity and vibrancy that is often attributed to the alleged miracle of chalky soils such as characterize Vingrau. This much though is sure: You don't have to believe in the efficacy of geological underpinnings to recognize the dazzling complexity and uncanny balance on display here. This phenomenal value should make for riveting entertainment over at least the next 5-7 years, and probably - though the track record is only now accumulating - for significantly longer.


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Schwarze Kirschen und dunkle Waldbeeren, feine Röstaromen und mineralische Komponenten im intensiven Bukett. Dichter und fleischiger Körper, harmonisch, saftig und rund mit kräftigem Abgang.

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