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    Gerard Bertrand Saint Chinian 2009
    Rhone Red Blends - Languedoc-Roussillon, France

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    • WW91
    • WE91
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 91 Wine Enthusiast, 91 Wilfred Wong of Wine.com

    Region: Languedoc-Roussillon, France

    Varietal: Rhone Red Blends

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14%

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    • 16%

    Item no. 116272

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Deep red color with a tint of purple. Red berries and "garrigues" aromas, which is the name for those wild bushes such as thyme, laurel and rosemary. Supple and aromatic on the palate with a harmony between the nose and the mouth (sweet spices). Full and lively, this wine is elegant with soft tannins. "Les Garriguettes" reflects this unique Mediterranean terroir.

    Critical Acclaim:

    You won't be disappointed with this attractively priced Saint-Chinian. Floral and herbal, with strong scents of lavender, licorice, laurel and menthol all infusing the black cherry, currant and boysenberry center. Rich and concentrated with a texture like crushed velvet and fine but well-structured tannins. Hints of black pepper and bittersweet chocolate grace the close.
    Editors' Choice

    91 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Do you love the south of France? Do you enjoy combining power with finesse, the 2009 Gerard Bertrand Saint Chinian is just the wine you have been looking for! Rich and deep, plays true-to-form; a bit rustic, yet clean and pure; chalky, with bright and racy red fruit flavors; some savory herbs check in at the side door; makes me want to chomp into a rosemary- infused rotisserie chicken. If you can get Mary's organic, then you will have a field day with this wine, yes! Syrah and Mourvedre never had it better.

    91 Points
    Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
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    User Reviews:

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    jul&fab (4/7/2014)
    We'll buy it again. Very Good. Went perfectly with our French Cassoulet from South West of France!
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    Brigid Stanley (11/23/2013)
    Spicy and yet, bright red cherry, medium to full bodied, excellent! I will be buying more for a holiday party.
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    gatorbait38 (1/26/2014)
    A palate of black cherries,currant with a nice spicy finish. The tannins are tight and ready to drink. The nose will love the floral scents. Serve with a rib eye and you've got the perfect evening.
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    bunckysjoy (12/24/2013)
    Spicy to the new people; but good with Prim rib on a cold x-mass night.
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    MICHAEL HENNESY (3/6/2013)
    Strong tannins at first but mellowed with decanting. A ripe fruit , tobacco aroma with a balanced blackberry , ripe cherry smoothness mid palate. A dry yet full tannin finish. I'm more of a varietal lover but this is a good blend and a fair price for a French red.
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    Jennifer Klopp (6/7/2012)
    Just the kind of red I like.
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    walktard (4/6/2014)
    Found it very thin for the varietals involved and not too much on the nose. Will try a longer decant next time.
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    winestopsmewhining (8/9/2012)
    Received this recently from the wine club selection. Nice enough but it had a rubbery aftertaste, which I dont know if it was just me or maybe a bad bottle. So I hate to give a bad grade incase it was just a bad bottle. Would be glad to hear other wine club recipients responses. So I have to give it 3/5 stars. Otherwise it was a bold type of wine for me. Not too heavy on the tannins. Some spicy kick too.
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    mkhoff@verizon.net (12/6/2014)
    Corked!
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    RedWine512 (8/13/2013)

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