The Chateau Coulon Corbieres Rouge has an SRP of $20 and is available for as low as $14. Imported by Baron Francois LTD. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
Chateau Coulon sits in the heart of Languedoc, South of France. The Fabre family has been cultivating this vineyard since 1639, and Louis was one of the first winemakers to produce organic wines in the Languedoc. This know-how acquired generations after generations allows us to obtain typical, well-balanced and tasty Corbieries, displaying scents of black olives and spicy-cherry aromas.
At its best with cheese or lamb chops.
Corbieres is one of the largest subregions of the Languedoc wine region. Production here is predominantly in red wine made from the French staples of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and Carignan. You can read more info on the region here.
The 2014 Chateau Coulon Corbieres Rouge opens with a delightfully intriguing aroma of black olive, balsamic and spice. It’s a wonderful change of pace from your average red blend. The intrigue continues when tasting this savory blend. Black and red cherry, blackberry, black olive, balsamic, anise and other herbs all combine to create a sophisticated combination of flavors. It ends dry and long lasting, with this savory mix lingering for quite a while. It does need a bit of air to open up but from there it just keeps getting better with every sip.
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