Mas D'auzières Sympathie Pour Les Stones 2009, Ac Côteaux Du Languedoc

Red Blend Red Blend
Languedoc-Roussillon, France

$19.95 (277046)

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90 pts
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July 07, 2012

Critic Reviews (5)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A clever multi-play on words, 'Sympathy for the stones' is a classic high quality Languedoc expression with fruit...

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

Start the week off with a stunning red from the sunny south of France. This is a dense, full-bodied wine with...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

My first note from this winery, the 2009 Sympathie Pour Les Stones is a first-rate Languedoc blend of surprising...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Rich, fruity and quite satisfying. Missing a layer or two to put it above 90 but the wine shows impressive...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a bright, deeply coloured, fragrant young syrah, grenache, mourvedre blend. It's a bit meaty with blueberry...

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Community Reviews (4)

Adam
Adam

Powerful nose of dark fruit - plum, blackberry and some blueberry - accented by kirsch and a touch of floral and spice aromas. The initial mouthfeel is gorgeous - a silky, mouth-coating explosion of blackberry, cherry and subtle earthy spice. By mid palate, a drying bitterness sets in and stays. The finish is long but largely dominated by a bitterness that I personally didn't love. This wine benefitted from a bit of air plus slight chill to cellar temp. A little roast beast on the side might have been nice too!

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Robert Kischuk
Robert Kischuk

If you LOVE top CdP and really LIKE Penfolds Bin 138, then you will quite like this.

I had muted my expectations based on the community feedback, but am pleasantly surprised by how nice this tastes.

More blackberry jam and tannic bite than the two mentioned above, but definitely a great value/20 buck GSM.

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dmytro
dmytro

Loved the nose, but got a bit disappointed with the bitterness. Found the fruit muted by high alcohol. If this wine is Rolling Stones, it is more Keith Richards than Mick.

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flambeur
flambeur

Just don't understand the raves on this one, maybe just got a bad bottle.

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