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Bertrand’s Montpeyroux – a Taste Sensation

Wine Review

Gérard Bertrand Coteaux du Languedoc Montpeyroux Grand Terroir 2007 ($15 US, $18 Cdn)

From the Languedoc region in southern France comes this sumptuous blend of Mourvèdre, Syrah, Carignan and Grenache. The wine is thin on the nose, but full-flavored on the palate with a good balance of sour cherry, chewy caramel, black currant and white pepper. It’s a very lively, juicy wine, rounded out with a bittersweet chocolate and raspberry finishing kick. There’s a mix of taste sensations ranging from sour to sweet to bitter to salty, and even umami – tongue-tingling goodness. I'd be curious to find out how this bottle develops in the cellar over the next few years, but it’s drinking well right now. I could see it pairing with a nice steak. Languedoc is producing some of the best-value reds around, and this one is absolutely delicious.

Quaffability rating: 90

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“Bertrand’s Montpeyroux – a Taste Sensation”