Chateau Millegrand 2011 Minervois Languedoc

Millegrand F (Custom)

€11 in Dunnes. This wine is always reliable & enjoyable.

A blend of 30% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 30% Carignan and 10% Mourvedre according to the label.

Opaque in the glass – almost squid Ink coloured. Oak aged, good legs, vanilla nose with lots of fruit and lovely aftertaste.

You can read more about the Chateau Millegrand which used to be part of the Bishop of Carcassonne’s Estate, here. and is part of the BonFils “empire”.

Millegrand  2011 (Custom)

L’Ostal Cazes Estibals 2009

From the Languedoc, we gave this a shot as we liked their Rose. The embossed tactile gold, almost Patrick Scottesque, label appealed too.

So too this wine. Dark plum skin colour, slight whiff of oak, rich cherry fruit. slightly strong @ 14.5%. nice structure and mouth.

Estibals apparently refers to the Minervois plots where most of the grapes are plucked.

A layered blend of 60% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 20% Carignan.

Quality presentation and content but pricey at 16.99 from O’Briens.