Cave de Roquebrun, Terraces de la Rocanière 2010

88+ points

St. Chinian-Roquebrun. 14%

Fresh, inky, fruity spicy Languedoc. Good stuff. Almost too unctuous for me, but a bit more time will calm it down and introduce more savoury tones. Great value. Exactly the sort of wine people hope to find in their supermarket or local cafe but seldom do.

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Chateau Simone 2007

89 points

Provence, France. 13.5%

Interesting, food friendly. Sweet ripe Southern flavours with a distinctly acidic finish that is quite attractive and interesting.

Not simple, but not hard to appreciate. The near perfect restaurant/cafe wine? And maybe will benefit from a little more age.

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