Chateau Belles Eaux 2016. Les coteaux, Languedoc.

A heavyweight from the South of France.

Big, austere dry fruity mouthfeel, definitely for lovers of raw red meats.

From the wholesalers website “Top quality Languedoc winery owned by Château Pichon-Longueville in Bordeaux. With an explosion of red fruits, peppery spices and wild herbs on the nose that follow through to the smooth and full-bodied palate.”

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Hedonism(e) Hedo 2017 Corbieres

Hedonistic – A delicious, intriguing raspberry blend of Grenache and Mourvedre from the Languedoc. Vibrant colour, firm alcohol delivery. Hedonistic & moorish.

A welcome dinner party bring from John & Susan. Smart packaging with a glass stopper from Vinolock.

​Les Mougiuels, Picpoul de Pinet / Torre del Falasco Valpolicella Ripasso

John, David and I had a first visit for food to Fern & Co post-Golf (congratulations Dave!). The layout is the same as the previous Wild Boar entity with the Decor ‘Mahoganied’ up in the Bar and Restaurant. Fern have recently changed the menu and made the pricing more accessible. Not a bad meal.
Les Mouginels, Picpoul de Pinet, Languedoc 2015

The white: very light, floral
– acceptable but lacking any depth though washed down my tasty Asparagus and Broad Beans, followed by the Sea Bass.

Torre del Falasco Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso, Cantina Valpantena, 2014

Cherries & Chocolate with a spicy sweet finish. A competent yet expensive Ripasso @ €38 from Cantina Valpantena in the Veneto.