jamie goode's wine blog: A Pic St Loup I really like

Thursday, September 06, 2007

A Pic St Loup I really like

Tonight I'm drinking a red wine that I really like. It's from the Languedoc sub-appellation of Pic St Loup, a region which I have a special affinity for (see my report here from a few years back). What I like about this wine is that it is expressive, it's fresh, it has definition, and it isn't just about lots of sweet fruit bolstered by spicy oak, which so many wine styles rely on these days. It's a Burgundian-styled Languedoc wine, if you will. It tastes authentic.

Mas Bruguiere L'Arbouse 2005 Coteaux du Landuedoc Pic Saint-Loup
A blend of equal parts Grenache and Syrah, and weighing in at a modest 13% alcohol, this is a really expressive 'drinking' wine (as opposed to one you just taste). It shows fresh, bright, spicy, peppery red berry and cherry fruit. It's not heavy, and there's a brightness to the palate with some juicy acidity keeping things fresh and savoury. There are some grippy, spicy tannins, too, and some meaty complexity that holds the interest. A great food wine, but it's generous enough for casual sipping, too. 89/100 (8.15 from Yapp)

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At 3:31 PM, Blogger Marcus said...


Those wine anorak reports were very useful for my hosting of WBW 33 a few months back.

Are you going to be doing more Languedoc reports like that again? Or has the new current format of your blog taken over?

Either way, a good read. Cheers.

At 6:05 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

Marcus, I'm keen to do many more regional reports. The blog format is great, but it is best if its complemented by longer more in-depth pieces.

At 10:11 PM, Anonymous Carl lee said...

Been a while since I checked out your blog but this wine really caught my eye.

I've drunk the 2002 and 2003 and La Grenadine of both years and this is one superlative producer. I love the tangy herbyness of this wine and you are right it is light but bold. This is the true expression of Pic Saint Loup for me, If I could buy it it would be a three way toss up between this, Caves Roquebrun Maceration St Chinian and Domaine Auphaliac, Montpeyroux for my house win

If only I could buy it in UK


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