Château Pech Redon L'épervier 2010, Ac Côteaux Du Languedoc, La Clape

Gsm GSM
Languedoc-Roussillon, France

$24.95 (129965)

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March 30, 2013

Critic Reviews (4)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

An impressively complex offering at under $20 featuring a wildly expressive nose of violets, liquorice, eucalyptus,...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a dark impressive, wild and somewhat gamey blend of syrah, grenache, mourvedre and carignan from a hillside...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Opaque black-ruby in colour, the 2010 l’Épervier offers lovely notes of peppery brambleberries, blackberries, plums,...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Notably ripe and slightly raisined, with high-toned floral notes, candied violets, black fruit and cherries in...

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Community Reviews (5)

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

Very impressive Mediterranean red, with ripe blackberry fruit, black olives, pepper and dried herbs. No heat from the 14.5% alcohol, no bitterness, no Aspirin. Bottle variation I can only presume, this is textbook southern French red. Yum! Tasted Nov 2015.

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Marc Gaunt
Marc Gaunt
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iveyman
iveyman

This is a nice cabernate sauvignon from France at a good price. Nice long finish, smoky with tastes of blackberry and currants. Goes well with duck and lamb.

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

There's decent value here, but basically this is yet another funky offering from La Clape, and while the initial barnyard/leather/earth notes recede in prominence as the fruit emerges, it never quite escapes that quagmire. The key is the black pepper, which after the funk is the defining note, and it works really well in conjunction with the cranberry, currant, cherry, and blackberry elements, as well as with the spicy/herbal notes that linger in the background. Certainly this deserves applause for complexity, but the funk and the bitter, unpleasant finish are just too distracting to ignore.

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Brad Mate
Brad Mate

Where do I start? This wine offers a nice old world funky (manure inspired) nose. The start, again is pleasant smooth and flavorful, but the finish is obnoxiously dry and bitter. My wife pointed out that the finish actually tasted like chewing on an aspirin… and after she did, that’s all I could taste.

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