Category Archives: Languedoc

Ermitage du Pic Saint Loup

Disturbing news through this morning from Aldeby Wines. It seems that the good people at Ermitage du Pic Saint Loup only had a small harvest and all their wines this year have been allocated so there’s none available for UK retail. This is sad, however, I guess it does provide an opportunity to try some… Read More »

Château Guiraud Boissezon Cuvee Melanie

Some wines go great with rich thick tomato sauces. Some are better suited to being in the sauce. Château Guiraud Boissezon Cuvee Melanie 2004 is one of the latter. It adds great colour and richness. As a drink it’s not quite so good. Under-ripe tannins hide the overcooked fruit flavours underneath. There’s a little spiciness,… Read More »


It’s been warm, and here in England we’re not really used to that kind of thing, especially in May. The air is full of barbecue smoke and Ambre Solaire. Nothing says barbecue more than wine from the Languedoc, so we had some Domaine Mercadier Chardonnay 2005 from Laithwaite’s. It smells of oak, with a rich,… Read More »