Hecht & Bannier Minervois 2011, Ac

Red Blend Red Blend
Languedoc-Roussillon, France

$19.95 (17764)

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August 16, 2014

Critic Reviews (4)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A polished, ripe, fullish, succulent and well-balanced Minervois from the reliable house of Hecht & Bannier, with a...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Over the past several years, the wines of Hecht & Bannier have emerged as routinely excellent, nourishing examples....

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Tight and tidy with sweet forest berry fruit, lots of cassis, warm and very pleasant. Dried herbs, tightly packed...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Minervois has always struck me as a more rugged, less refined and rustic wine. Even in the hands of these good...

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

Intriguing if not altogether satisfying, the H&B Minervois is loaded with that leather/tar/meat funkiness so common to the Midi, but thankfully it also has an abundance of brooding dark fruit (blackberry, blueberry, blackcurrant) to provide balance, along with notes of cherry, oregano, fennel, crushed rock, woodsmoke, and characteristic Syrah spice. But while it's complex on the palette, the local terroir ultimately coming through, it needs a long time to open up, several hours at least, and even then it never quite gets past that funkiness, which dominates the nose to its overall detriment.

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