Gérard Bertrand Terroir Minervois Syrah/Carignan 2009, Ac

Red Blend Red Blend
Languedoc-Roussillon, France

$17.95 (952804)

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90 pts
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March 31, 2012

Critic Reviews (3)

Janet Dorozynski Dip WSET, Ph.D.
Janet Dorozynski Dip WSET, Ph.D.

A blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan from Southern France's Minervois appellation, this is wine is sure to be a...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A fine, spicy, fragrant, very minerally and schistous, dried mushroom-flavoured example, with exceptional complexity...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is missing some of the rough tension I like in Minervois, but the flavours are correct. It is a dark red with a...

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Community Reviews (7)

Mike de Maria
Mike de Maria

Great bang for the buck. It's a nice blend of black fruits (blackberry) with some nice complex spice and earthy flavours. The thing that stands out most about this wine is the texture. It's feels like a "fruit-bomb" crowd pleasing shiraz from Australia, but maintains it's "class" (as John Szabo puts it). All around a nice wine, and very good value.

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Tony  G
Tony G

This was medium bodied, with blackberries, plum, and liquorice. Nice but not fantastic, it tasted a tad young. I should have cellared it for a year or two.

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2009 Gérard Bertrand Minervois Syrah/Grenache, is a medium bodied, fruity wine, with appealing aromas of raspberry, plum, oak, faint vanilla and liquorice. Tannins are chalky and refined to tannic (decant for 30 to 60 min) and the finish is medium to long and slightly alcoholic. Though enjoyable now, drink 2014-2018. My impression: NICE, 89 pts. Tasted Apr/12.

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Adam
Adam

A fair amount of depth at this price. nice bouquet of raspberry and ripe blackberry, licorice and sweet earthiness. The palate is more subdued in terms of fruit but is nicely balanced, medium bodied and there is a lingering spicy finish.

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Brooke McClelland
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It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

Soft, approachable with ripe blackberry fruit along with typical notes of smoke and black pepper. This is a very good southern France wine that is just missing a bit more fruit to make it really shine. Still, fairly valued and good with food. Tasted June 2012.

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