2014 Domaine La Grange “Edition”, Pézenas, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

2014 Domaine La Grange “Edition”, Pézenas, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

$31.95 $21.95

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Earlier this week while working at home, that is “sampling-in-place”, we uncovered these two (see the La Grange “Icone”) outrageous values from a small, family run French winery; Domaine La Grange is situated in the Languedoc region inside the rugged Mediterranean coastline, about a 100 miles south of where the Pyrenees Mountains divide Spain and France.  Both red wines are from the 2014 vintage, and are composed of varietals from the relat-ively new Pézenas AOC, which provides additional status and classif-ication as a “prime location within the Languedoc”; comparable to Bordeaux’s official Grand Cru Classé.
SERIOUSLY!  We really don’t understand why these brilliant and expressive wines have been flying under the radar, but the “Edition” and “Icone” are both still available, and at a pittance of their release prices. And the additional bottle age has benefited each wine’s lush fruit intensity.  Don’t miss out!  

 

The “Edition” is a rich, concentrated, but harmonious blend of 60% Syrah and 40% Grenache; ripe black raspberries and strawberries, garrigue and cured tobacco leaf spice.  Aged for 12 months in French barrique.  2014 was an overall cooler vintage, and even though there is no denying the Edition’s delicious ripeness, it also displays an underlying elegance and freshness.  Should drink extremely well for another 5 years.  14% alcohol.  RELEASE PRICE WAS $30+ – NOW $21.95  – ONLY 10 cases available.  Wine Advocate rated 92 points (see text below).

“The 550-case 2014 Languedoc Pezenas Edition is another killer wine from this estate. Blackberries, peppery, graphite and hints of lavender and garrigue all flow to a full-bodied, supple, elegant and seamless red that has good acidity, sweet tannin and a great finish. This puppy glides across the palate and is already hard to resist, yet I suspect it will evolve gracefully for 5-6 years or more.” – 92 points, Wine Advocate (April 2017) – JD

Renée and I both felt the both the Icone and Edition each showed better than the 3 year old ratings from Wine Advocate (btw – the only ratings found).  We know once you try these true values, you will reap the gustatory rewards and money saved!  But do not delay as these wines are both limited.

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