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Chateau d Oupia Les Heretiques Pays d Herault 2012 [0 89806 01272 1] (2nd Tasting)


Recommendation: Excellent French Red Table Wine that’s a BARGAIN.

Winery/Producer: Iché; France.

Grape Variety: Blend: Carignan and Syrah.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Hérault; Languedoc-Roussillon, France.

Vintage: 2012

Price: $9.00 (with a 25% discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Paired With: Grilled chicken, basmati rice and tomato salad with onion, basil and olive oil.

Tasting:

    He said: Light purple color. Damp earth and fruit aromas. VERY SMOOTH, dry, raspberry and plum fruit taste that goes right through the medium-long finish. VERY nice for a “Red Table Wine”; in fact it’s a WOW red wine. This went well with the grilled chicken and the tomato salad. I put it in the EXCELLENT category and at only $9.00 it’s a BARGAIN!!!

    She said: When the label says “Red Table Wine” my expectations become modest and this wine did not disappoint. With an earthy aroma, strong fruity taste and medium body it went well with the dinner even the tomato salad which had a fairly strong sweet licorice flavor because of the fresh basil. The finish was only medium-long but at $9.00 it is a VERY excellent value.

    Comments: See our first tasting of Les Heretiques where Ray had it alone.

Alcohol: 13%