Château De St. Preignan 2005, Ac Côteaux Du Languedoc

Gsm GSM
Languedoc-Roussillon, France

$12.35 (150151)

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February 20, 2010

Critic Reviews (2)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

This is a maturing southern France blend based 55% on syrah, but it still needs a couple of years to soften...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a maturing southern France blend based 55% on syrah, but it still needs a couple of years to soften...

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Francois Botha
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It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

A quite decent red from the Languedoc, showing notes of dark berries, smoke and herbs. Even at 5+years of age, still showing a bit of tannin. Having said that, I don't think that the fruit will for much more than another couple of years. Nice value.

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

This wine won a gold medal at Madaille D’Or Paris 2007. This honour, together with some of the critic and user comments, really puzzled me and lead me to a conclusion that perhaps I got a bottle that was somehow off, but not spoiled. My dinner invitees absolutely despised this wine to the point that even at the end of the night, no-one wanted to tough it and it had to be corked back with the intention to be used for cooking. We found this wine to be light bodied with integrated aromas of raspberry, cherry, prune and subtle green pepper. It was quite Earthy, slightly acidic with noticeable metallic taste. The tannins were subtle and the finish was medium and unpleasant. We tried it when it was open for 15 minutes and after 2 hours, even 3, but the quality of the wine did not improve. We deemed it DRINKABLE BUT WHY. Tasted Mar/10.

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iveyman
iveyman

Full body, dense, and heavy tannin.
Taste better when served chilled. Best to wait 2 to 3 years for tannin to soften up.

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Gary Killops
Gary Killops

OK, it is a little bit hard around the edges and has some hottest that is from the spicy (not the alcohol).

I was a bit dissappointed with this one right now has it just isn't a wine that comes together in one balanced package.

Nose is not overwelming, has some spice and tobacco.

Taste, lots of spicy from the syrah. Not worth waiting for a few more years to see how this one cellers but if you buy this one. Celler it, do not open now. Give it a chance.

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