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Tasty Pic Saint Loup and Terrasses du Larzac from Weygandt Wines


Just a quick post as the summer is winding down.  Tim recently recommended several wines including the pair featured in this post.  The 2010 Clos Marie, L’Olivette, Pic Saint Loup immediately reminded me of a very low sulphured wine.  After an hour or two of air it blossomed show savory, complex flavors.  It packs a bit of structure so I would cellar this for a few years to let it reach full potential.   The 2011 Domaine le Clos du Serres, Les Maros, Terrasses du Larzac is completely different with its aromas of soil and dense, ripe flavors.  It is a pleasure to drink right now!  For background information I suggest you read Isaac James Baker’s Le Clos du Serres: Terroir-Driven Wines from Terrasses du Larzac.  These wines were purchased at Weygandt-Wines.

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2010 Clos Marie, L’Olivette, Pic Saint Loup – $25
Imported by Weygandt-Metzler.  This wine is a blend of 45% Grenache, 45% Syrah, and 10% Mourvedre.  Alcohol 13.5%.  There was a unique combination of red fruit, rosemary, and pink-grapefruit flavors that was matched by a little prickle on the tongue.  The wine reacted well to air developing both savory flavors and complexity, before the cinnamon-spiced finish.  This is a lovely, youthful wine with a drying, citric structure.  ***(*) 2016-2024.

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2011 Domaine le Clos du Serres, Les Maros, Terrasses du Larzac – $22
Imported by Weygandt-Metzler.  This wine is a blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, and 20% Carignan.  Alcohol 14.5%.  The nose revealed black fruit, soil, and some earth.  In the mouth were dense, ripe flavors moving from blue to cool black fruit flavors.  There were long, ripe tannins, a somewhat creamy finish, and spicy aftertaste.  This young wine took on some dry, graphite notes.  *** Now -2020.

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