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Reviews

For reviews in French, click here.

In general we prefer to have our wines tasted and reviewed by reliable critics rather than entereing them in generic competitions where wines are tasted too quickly, without food, and out of context. However wine is always subjective and the best judge is always you.

May 2015, The Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)

"The 2010 Côtes du Roussillon Tahi (200 cases) exhibits lots of olives and meatiness to go with ample dark fruits, peppery herbs and underbrush. Made from 50% Syrah, 30% Mourvèdre and 20% Grenache that was vinified in concrete tanks before aging 12 months in 30% new barrels, it’s medium-bodied, has integrated acidity and solid underlying structure. In short, this is a classy, well-made wine that will drink well for another 5-7 years.

There are just over 200 cases of the 2013 La Terre Promise Blanc, and it’s made from 70% Grenache Gris, 20% Macabeu and 10% Carignan Blanc that spent six months in 10% new French oak. It exhibits beautiful minerality in its dried pineapple, apple blossom, citrus and subtle brioche-scented bouquet. This flows to a medium-bodied, clean, classy and fresh white that has integrated acidity and a great finish. It’s a no-brainer purchase that will shine for 2-3 years, if not longer.

These two outstanding wines are made by English born Jonathan Hesfort (sic), who migrated to the Roussillon to follow his passion in wine. They’re made in tiny quantities and are well worth seeking out." Jeb Dunnock.

December 2014 "Motus" wins the only "Great Gold" medal for a French wine at the Asia Wine Trophy competition in Korea.

The Motus 2011 was judged the best wine from France in the Asia wine Trophy - Wow!

25/05/2014 Revue du Vin de France give La Terre Promise a "Grande Réussite" for 2013.

France's top wine magazine places La Terre Promise among the very best white wines of the region naming it a "Great Success"


18/03/2014 Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages latest review places us among Roussillon's "Hallowed Names"

In fact the Tahi 2009 was awarded the highest score of all red wines in the Roussillon from this recent tasting.

Here are the reviews, reproduced with Jancis' kind permission. Read the full article by subscribing to Purple Pages.

Treloar, One Block Muscat 2011 IGP Côtes Catalanes 16 Drink 2013-2015
Restrained nose, attractive herbal and floral character on the palate. Dry but balanced. Soft, drinkable – and not overly aromatic. (RH)

Treloar, One Block Muscat 2012 IGP Côtes Catalanes 16 Drink 2013-2015
Fresh and vibrant – loads of floral character. Super bright fruit. Not at all soapy or overdone. Medium finish, with lovely purity. (RH)

Treloar, La Terre Promise 2012 IGP Côtes Catalanes 16.5 Drink 2014-2018
Single vineyard co-planted with Grenache Gris, then Macabeu, Grenache Blanc and Carignan Blanc. Barrel fermented. Creamy, rich and textural with a light butter note. Lovely peachy fruit. (RH) 13.5%

Treloar, Le Ciel Vide 2012 Côtes du Roussillon 16.5 Drink 2014-2018
Unoaked Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre. Really pure fruit and good substance on the mid-palate. A lighter style of Roussillon, but not at all thin. Refreshing with a chocolate and liquorice character and so, so drinkable. (RH) 14%

Treloar, One Block Grenache 2011 IGP Côtes Catalanes 17 Drink 2014-2022
Grenache and Lledoner Pelut (which is not permitted for AC Roussillon, hence it’s an IGP). Dark chocolate – much blacker fruit than expected. Furry tannin, really aromatic and scented. Much more nuance than the typical voluminous Grenaches. (RH) 14.5%

Treloar, Three Peaks 2011 Côtes du Roussillon 17+ Drink 2013-2023
50% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre. Rich aniseed and liquorice character on the nose, with a really charming violet scent. Very fine tannins, fresh acid. Chocolate and spice. Dry tannins that would support ten years of bottle ageing easily. (RH) 14%

Treloar, Le Maudit 2011 Côtes du Roussillon 17 Drink 2014-2020
Based on Carignan. Really dense fruit with loads of juicy bramble flavour – but really tamed tannins and great acid. Tender and yielding – Carignan at its softest. Charming floral lift and super acid that really refreshes the finish. (RH) 14%

Treloar, Motus 2011 Côtes du Roussillon 17.5 Drink 2014-2016
Based on Mourvèdre. Wow – creamy and sweet and soft, with gorgeous fruit purity. American oak aged (preferred to French to give a sweeter element and preserve the fruit). Long and fine. Smooth and succulent texture. Lovely tension between the tannin and acid. (RH)

Treloar, Tahi 2006 Côtes du Roussillon 16.5 Drink 2013-2020
Majority Syrah, plus Grenache and Mourvèdre. Chocolate, black cherry, really softened tannins, dry and smooth on the palate. Spicy finish. Really charming. (RH)

Treloar, Tahi 2007 Côtes du Roussillon 17.5 Drink 2012-2020
Meaty and floral – such lovely development and open fragrance. Loads of acid still – really bright and perky on the palate. Furry tannins on the finish. Hale and hearty. (RH)

Treloar, Tahi 2008 Côtes du Roussillon 17.5 Drink 2015-2026
Meat, liquorice, chocolate. Violet perfume on the mid-palate. Still very formative, with plenty of tannic grip, but soft and plump enough to go down very smoothly. (RH)

Treloar, Tahi 2009 Côtes du Roussillon 18 Drink 2017-2027
Creamy texture. Really vibrant fruit – black bramble character with a touch of menthol and some gamey character too. Drying tannins on the finish – this needs plenty of time. Gorgeous smoke and flint note. (RH)

Treloar 2012 Muscat de Rivesaltes 16+ Drink 2013-2018
Rich, opulent, thick and beautifully scented. Really clean and fresh – none of the harshness and fire that you can get with this style. Sophisticated, even! (RH)

 

Revue du Vin de France, Feb 2014

 

RVF published a review of the best Catalan red wines over the past 5 vintages. This includes Roussillon, Priorat, Montsant and several other great regions. We were very pleased to have two vintages of Tahi listed high up in the selection, especially considering the reputation of the wines they were compared against.

 

Revue du Vin de France, may 2013

France's most respected wine magazine chose Domaine Treloar as their favourite Roussillon producer from the 2012 vintage review.

 

Jancis Robinson MW, Oct 2012 www.jancisrobinson.com

A review of of the Languedoc-Roussillon identifying 180 of the best wines.

One Block Muscat 2011 Intense orange-peel grapey nose. Residual sugar is a mere 1 g/l but at first you are fooled into thinking it might be sweet. Very bright fruit. Real pzazz. A great aperitif? Can't see any point in ageing this but it has lift and neither phenolic bitterness nor heaviness that plagues some examples of the genre. 16

La Terre Promise 2011 Nicely balanced and with zesty acidity. Well made and round with attractive light smokiness. Should develop further. 16

Tahi 2007 Lifted and lively and racy. A light touch. Cassis! Very neat. 16.5+

Tahi 2008 Meaty overtones on the bright fruit. Serious wine with real local personality. 16.5

Three Peaks 2009 Nicely integrated with a little development. Well-polished ripe blend. Not hot and nice and juicy. Confident winemaking. Bright fruit. The opposite of rustic. 16.5

Le Ciel Vide 2010 Ripe black fruits and only a little hole in the mid palate. Easy, pleasing and full of primary fruit. 15.5

Muscat de Rivesaltes 2011 Whistle clean and pale gold. Lovely fresh golden syrup and orange flower nose. Firm but not hot. A delight. Nice undercurrent of toasted citrus peel. Brilliantly fresh and clean. Why don't people drink sweet wines? This was great with roquefort. At lunchtime. 16.5

Prestige Wines of the Languedoc

In April 2012 our Tahi 2008 was selected as one of the 40 winners by a blind tasting decided by some of Britain's top wine experts. This tasting featured many of the most famous and highly praised wines made in the region and we're very happy to be recognised amongst them.

Treloar was also listed as one of Jancis Robinson's favourite Languedoc-Roussillon producers in the FT in 2010.

 

Andrew Jefford, March 2011

 

One Block Muscat 2009 "Lively, pure Muscat scents and a well-judged palate: all the orange-citrus zing of the variety but with a soft, rounded finish too."

La Terre Promise 2009 "The oak is unobtrusive, just adding a creamy fullness to the scents of anis and fennel and the flavours of those same spices with gentle mango-like fruits. Much more of a food wine with that subtle aromatic and flavour spectrum lending the wine lots of gastronomic aptitude."

Three Peaks 2008 "I like its concentration and energy, and its four-square structure, too, with a little refreshing asperity from the Carignan at the very end."

Le Secret 2008 "is another good wine. I loved its blackcurranty style. On the palate, it’s pure, clean, fresh, lightly textured and deftly balanced: remarkable freshness and poise from the sometimes over-weighty Roussillon."

Tahi 2008 "Dark fruits and sweetly stable-like notes mingling in the aromas, and with an energetic, thrusting, edgy flavour. It’s a challenging and impressive wine with plenty of southern style to it, and ample structure, too."

Andrew's full notes can be read on his website.

 

Decanter Magazine, Jan 2011

Top 50 Syrah's in the world under £25.

Le Secret 2007. This is almost pure Syrah. It is dense solid and ripe with firm tannins and lots of potential for the future. **** 17/20 Rosemary George MW

Tim Atkin MW, Nov 2010

2006 Domaine Treloar Tahi, Côtes du Roussillon
This Roussillon-based domaine is making some increasingly impressive wines. This sleek, oak-aged blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre is surprisingly elegant for such a big wine. Complex, vigorous and balanced with subtle spice and aromatic red fruits. Long and very minerally, with the structure to age for another three to five years.
92 points.

Andrew Neather, Evening Standard, 11 Nov 2010

"Domaine Treloar produces a range of seriously good wines." La Terre Promise 2009 is a distinctive white: Big, smoky, buttery yet very well balanced. Motus 2007 is beefier, mostly mourvedre, with serious structure but already showing lovely body and richness."

Jancis Robinson MW, May 2010


Treloar, One Block Muscat 2008 Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes 16.5 Drink 2009-2010
100% Muscat Petits Grains. RS 2 g/l, pH 3.3. 3,000 bottles made.
A very pure lily blossom scent, heady, with gossamer threads of ginger and white pepper. Translucent fruit, gentle and as softly layered as cherry blossom petals. Delicious. (TC) 12%

Treloar, La Terre Promise 2008 Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes 16.5++ Drink 2010-2015
A field blend of roughly 50% Grenache Gris, 30% Macabeu, 20% Carignan Blanc. The Macabeu comes from five or six rows of small, old gobelet vines. Co-fermented and aged for 12 months in French oak barriques. RS 0.9 g/l, pH 3.3. 900 bottles made (only!) Wild ferment and wild malo. No temperature control.
A very smoky nose, savoury and peppery and intriguing. Tight spice - white pepper and allspice - and dried herbs on the palate. A wine with long, elegant, fine-boned structure, softened for a moment by pear, etched with citrus and then a lovely trace of sunflower seeds on the finish. (TC) 12.5%

Treloar, Rosé of Treloar 2009 Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes 16 Drink 2010
100% Syrah. RS 6 g/l, pH 3.4, TA 3.6. 5,000 bottles made. Jon's comment is 'we finally succombed', but his rosé doesn't seem to be such an oh-if-we-have-to kind of wine! The Syrah comes from a young 1-ha block planted just before they bought the domaine.
Quite a deep pink - almost more like a pale red wine. Startling blood-range and pomegranate intensity. A dry finish studded with sweet spice. Delicious and the kind of rosé that just begs for a salad of smoked salmon or avocado and bacon outside on the lawn on a hot summer's day. (TC) 11.5%

Treloar, One Block Grenache 2008 Côtes du Roussillon 17 Drink 2010-2013
80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre. They sometimes add 2-3% Syrah into the fermentation to blind the colour. RS 1.5 g/l, pH 3.5, TA 3. Aged for 12 months in two- to five-year-old oak barrels and 6,000 bottles made.
Smoky with just the merest allusion to chocolate and coffee on the nose; fragrant with fennel and cumin. Jewel-bright fruit, neatly flecked with those same cumin and fennel notes that give it so much character. So fresh! The acidity simply sings through. Tactile. (TC) 13.5%

Treloar, Three Peaks 2007 Côtes du Roussillon 16.5 Drink 2011-2016
50% Syrah, 30% Mourvèdre, 20% Grenache. RS 1.3 g/l, pH 3.6. 40% aged in French barriques for 12 months, of which 10% are new. No fining but the wine is filtered.
Coffee beans, savoury and meaty nose. Big. Bold. Dramatic. There's a great swathe of black fruit, damsons and liquorice, a touch of date loaf. The tannins are very confident and dry, but not drying. Sophisticated. Needs food, or time, as this one takes no prisoners, still tightly clenched. (TC) 13.7%

Treloar, Le Secret 2007 Côtes du Roussillon 17.5 Drink 2012-2017
Again, mainly Syrah, 12 months in barrique, 65-year-old vines.
Blackish crimson and very, very meaty. Bloody almost. The fruit is lavishly ripe and dense, laced with star anise and peppery, coffee depth. Powerful and tight-packed tannins with a lustrous sheen. A wine with glamour and staying power. It certainly makes a statement. (TC) 14%

Treloar, Le Secret 2006 Côtes du Roussillon 17 Drink 2010-2015
80% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache. RS 1.8 g/l, pH 3.7. 60% is aged in French barriques and 20% is new, for 12 to 15 months. 3,000 bottles made.
A gorgeously succulent mulberry and cocoa nose, some liquorice too. Iron-bar tannins but even those fail to contain all that voluptuous fruit. So many layers, of chestnuts, walnuts, tamarind. Highly polished and a real beauty. Gleaming. (TC) 13.7%

Treloar, Motus 2007 Côtes du Roussillon 17.5 Drink 2012-2017
Motus means 'mum's the word' - meaning there is a poetic interpretation of the appellation rules... a very minor adaptation of course. Mostly Mourvèdre with a little bit of Syrah and Grenache. RS 2 g/l, pH 3.4. 60% of the wine spends 24 months in oak barriques and 20% of that is new. 2,500 bottles made.
Black! A lovely nose of early autumn and tobacco, mushrooms and wild berries. Dense, animal, broodingly masculine and framed most emphatically by massive, charcoal-dusted tannins. Spiced, like Christmas cake, and dried black currants. Complex, layered and definitely a wine that needs time - to cellar and savour. (TC) 14%

Treloar, Tahi 2007 Côtes du Roussillon 17.5+ Drink 2011-2017
Again a blend of about 50% Syrah, 30% Mourvèdre, and 20% Grenache, two years in oak.
A papal purple! Lots of liquorice and as beautifully, finely cut as a Saville Row suit. Dense, velvety mulberry ripeness. The tannins are still very youthful and chewy, but supple and promising to hold this all together with effortless elegance. Real ripeness and curve. Hold on to this a bit longer if you can. (TC)

Treloar, Tahi 2006 Côtes du Roussillon 17 Drink 2010-2016
Tahi means the number one in Maori, and this is the Treloar flagship wine. It's a blend of 50% Syrah, 30% Mourvèdre, and 20% Grenache which spends 24 months in oak barriques, 20% new. RS 2 g/l, pH 3.4. 2,500 bottles made.
Rich, brooding cassis on the nose with an overlay of char. Chocolate and cumin seed nestle in against black fruit. Powerful weight, exacting and smoothly cut. Glistening with life and very modern. (TC) 13.8%

Richard James, www.winewriting.com

Richard is a locally-based wine writer with a very comprehensive and up-to-date review of producers in the Languedoc-Roussillon. Here are a selection of over 30 reviews he has written of our wines:

2006 Tahi - complex maturing "sweet/savoury" character, nice dry tannins vs rounded weighty and concentrated; tasty meaty vs liquorice finish. 89-91

2007 Tahi - dark lush and ripe nose/palate, a tad toastier too; concentrated vs extracted but not overdone, pretty powerful and at sorts at the mo, although definitely shows good depth of "sweet" fruit vs chunky tight finish. 92+

2007 Motus Côtes du Roussillon (80% Mourvèdre) - Fair bit of spicy vanilla oak at the moment but plenty of blackberry/olive fruit underneath plus enticing meaty tones; lush and concentrated with "sweet vs savoury" profile, gripping tannins but more rounded than the 2006; nice oomph and depth, more successful than the 06 (which I did also like a lot, see above) showing promise and the kind of finish that makes you want to drink more. 90-92

2008 La Terre Promise - oily hazelnut notes, nice "Burgundy" style actually with rounded and creamy palate vs lightly toasty vs fresh bite vs some weight underneath. 89+

 

Tim Atkin MW

This Roussillon-based domaine is making some increasingly impressive wines.

2006 Tahi, Côtes du Roussillon
This sleek, oak-aged blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre is surprisingly elegant for such a big wine. Complex, vigorous and balanced with subtle spice and aromatic red fruits. Long and very minerally, with the structure to age for another three to five years.
92 points.

One Block Muscat 2007 - This is an unusual, yet rather delicous, blend of Muscat d'Alexandrie and Muscat à Petits Grains, produced in a dry style. Stony, aromatic and refreshing on the palate, this has attractive citrus and orange peel notes

One Block Grenache 2007 - This blend of mostly Grenache with a little Syrah and Mourvèdre carries its 14% alcohol with aplomb. The oak is subtly done, the cherry and raspberry fruit is bright and aromatic, the minerality palate-cleansing.

A domaine to watch.

Gold Medal, Berlin Wine Trophy

Our One Block Grenache 2007 won a gold medal in the Berlin Wine Trophy 2010.

Mondo 57 - Gerhard Eichelmanns

Three Peaks 2006. It shows a lot of ripe fruit in the bouquet, red and dark fruit, subtle vanilla and chocolate. In the mouth it presents itself full and flattering, has a lot of ripe fruit, good structure and freshness. 88 Points and highlighted as the best value wine of the Roussillon.

Guide Hachette 2010 stainless steel tanks

One Block Red 2007 recommended with a star rating.

 

Jancis Robinson's Languedoc-Roussillon Selection

July 2009 www.jancisrobinson.com

Jancis is Britain's most well-respected wine critic so we were delighted to receive such complimentary words and high scores. 16 points from Jancis is praise indeed. In fact that is the score she gave to Mas du Daumas Gassac, the "First growth of the Languedoc"

La Terre Promise 2007 Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes Blanc 16 Drink 2009-11
Very good packaging, and lively, tangy wine not totally unlike a young Hunter Semillon for its lack of alcohol and confident pure acidity. I'd love to see how this will age.

One Block Muscat 2006 Vin de Pays d'Oc Blanc
16.5 Drink 2007-09
Fine rose-petal aroma with a smoky overlay. Gentle and succulent on the palate. Great balance. Lovely texture and fruit integrity on the mid palate. This would make a great aperitif.

One Block Grenache 2006 Vin de Pays d'Oc Rouge
17 Drink 2008-11
Relatively light on the nose. Very rich, spicy fruit on the front palate and then the dry finish of dry-farmed fruit in a dry climate. Not uncomfortably hot or jammy - admirably fresh. Neat and mineral - not very lush but all the more refreshing for it. No obvious oak influence but none the worse for it.

Three Peaks 2006 Côtes du Roussillon Rouge
16 Drink 2010-14
Pretty dry and tarry on the front palate. This is one to keep. Pretty tightly wrought.

Le Secret 2006 Côtes du Roussillon Rouge
16.5 Drink 2009-15
Very dark. Mellow, well melded nose - more complex and evolved than the Three Peaks. Sweet and spicy start with a tarry finish but some richness in the middle.

 

The Wine Gang March 2009

The Wine Gang is a panel of 5 of the UK's top wine writers - Tim Atkin, Tom Cannavan, Joanna Simon, Anthony Rose and Olly Smith. It is a unique wine information service that relies only on subscription and not on advertising, hence avoiding conflicts of interest. See www.thewinegang.com for more information.

Tahi 2006 It has a beautiful cedar and pencil-shaving finesse to very ripe, glossy black fruit on the nose. The palate is flooded with a super-ripe, chocolaty bittersweetness of berry fruits that has sumptuous depth but never loses focus thanks to creamy, supple tannins, oak spice and good acidity.
Score: 93/100

Motus 2006 It has a big, rich, ripe and brambly nose with a background of espresso and cocoa, and just a glimpse of the gamey quality that Mourvèdre so often imparts. On the palate this is deliciously juicy and full of energy, the sweet, spicy fruit, chunky tannins and crisp acidity balancing the oak beautifully.
Score: 90/100

Le Secret 2006 There's a lovely fragrance here, with sandalwood and exotic spices over lifted cherry and blackberry fruit that has a creamy depth. Richly spicy on the palate too, this is a big wine with charry oak underpinning robust black berry fruits and grippy tannins. It is balanced but powerful, in the boldest style of all the Treloar red cuvées.
Score: 90/100

Three Peaks 2006 Thick, savoury and sinewy black fruit and earthy minerality dominates the nose, leading on to a palate of dense, bittersweet fruit with bloody edges to plum and leather. The tannins are thick and mouth-coating, but spice and acidity adds a kick of life into a long finish.
Score: 90/100

One Block Grenache 2006 The nose is bright, firm and cleanly fruity, with a blackcurrant jam sweetness coming through. The palate, too, is swish and stylish, with excellent balance between plush fruit, acidity and firm structure.
Score: 88/100

La Terre Promise 2007 Immediately quite complex on the nose, this has echoes of waxy parcel string, a deep walnut quality and orangey fruit. On the palate it is dry and quite mineral, with just a pleasant suggestion of sweet oak flavours, and masses of dry, pithy orchard fruit acidity. Lovely and unusual stuff.
Score: 89/100

Muscat of Alexandria 2006 There's a gentle nose of orange blossom and slightly smoky herbs reminiscent of thyme and bay. The palate has dry, clean, quite mineral and nutty flavours with a pithy finish. Quite fine this, and majoring more on minerality than any more flamboyant Muscat character.
Score: 88/100

One Block Muscat 2006 This has a typically floral perfume, with Spring flowers and touches of spices and lime. Though dry Muscats can often be a bit of an anti-climax on the palate, this one retains a vivid freshness and touch of exoticism, finishing with steely precision.
Score: 87/100

Guide Hachette 2009

Three wines from our very first vintage were included in the Guide Hachette, France's most respected wine guide. No other Cotes du Roussillon producer had more wines recommended than us.

"A good first-entry in the Guide with three oak-aged cuvées blended from Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre in different proportions. Lively, liquorice and spicy, LE SECRET 2006 (8 to 11 €) is based mainly on Syrah – recommended; THREE PEAKS 2006 (8 to 11 €), fruity and smoky, powerfully built on rounded tannins, also incorporates to its advantage Mourvedre and Grenache – also recommended.

The tasting panel most preferred the TAHI 2006 (15 to 23€), the jewel of the estate, (50% syrah, 30% Mourvedre, 20% Grenache). A deep garnet in colour, this 2006 releases aromas of preserved fruit over a base of spice. An ample, tasty, elegantly peppered and toasted wine with presence. Not at all lacking in fruit (ripe red berries). Harmonious and long on the palate, it is already clearly asserting itself but will age well – Two Stars."

Jancis Robinson, Financial Times Dec 2008

"Every year I try to assemble a collection of wines for Financial Times readers that I think should be drinking particularly well for celebrations over the year end. There is a horrible shortage of space in the paper so I had to trim my list considerably for the pink pages - down to 30 from a total of 100 - ... culled from the thousands of wines I have tasted over the last few months.

Domaine Treloar, One Block Grenache 2006 Vin de Pays d’Oc
Old Languedoc vines show that you don’t need oak to make a compelling, spicy red."

Jamie Goode, The Wine Anorak May 2008

One Block Grenache 2006 "This is quite a big wine, with sweet, lush, almost jammy blackberry and raspberry fruit, coupled with some spicy tannic structure. Good depth of flavour and ample fruit expression here: a satisfying, warm, food friendly wine - 89/100"

Three Peaks 2006 Cotes du Roussillon
"This attractive southern French red is the inaugural vintage … A concentrated wine with sweet-yet-focused red and black fruits with a spicy lift. There's a distinctly savoury, spicy quality to this wine which has enough tannin and acidity to keep it quite fresh. Finishes distinctly savoury and quite grippy. A food-friendly style that may develop nicely over the next few years. 90/100"

TAHI 2006 Cotes du Roussillon
"It's a big old wine, made with a fair dollop of new oak, but there's more than enough fruit to deal with it. Tight, dark, concentrated and quite tannic, this could do with a few years to become more approachable and is potentially very long-lived. Ripe dark fruits dominate, with a subtly roasted coffee oak edge and a bit of plummy bitterness on the finish. There's a lot going for this wine .... I'd be fascinated to see how this wine will taste in a decade: I reckon it will be pretty serious. 93/100"

 

Views from Wine Lovers

I understand that not everyone agrees with wine critics so here are a few comments that have been published by regular wine enthusiasts on Tom Cannavan's excellent Wine Pages forum.

Motus 2006 "It's brilliant. Really good acidity and bright but dark (if that makes sense!) fruit with great depth and poise. Very long indeed. Lovely hints of what he future holds here with the fruit - blackberry/loganberry/blackcurrant(if you want descriptors) - big and bold without ever being fat jammy or overly alcoholic. Nice to drink now with a rich meat dish (lamb come to mind) but will no doubt improve in years to come."

Three Peaks 2006 "I have mentioned this before, but [this] is a bargain for under a tenner. Definitely my bargain red for 2008."

One Block Muscat 2006 "A delightful wine. Perfect lunch wine, floral, peachy and a lychee on the nose, that peachiness and sweet though light lychee comes through on the palate with some grapefruit aswell. Wonderful balance a touch of weight in the mouth carries the length on for a good while."

One Block Grenache 2006 "A clean slightly spicy finish maches the red fruit well. at £8.50 this is a steal and rollroads anything the rhone can bring in at this price. Fab stuff."

"This is just my sort of winemaker. Careful and clean winemaking with a pure passion for the region that screams through all the cuvees but particularly the reds. (although I have a love for the single variety Maccabeau wine!) A domaine for the wine lover and for sheer pleasure to show other people just how good the Roussillion is for great wines."