Drink.  Learn.  Laugh.  Repeat.

Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 311,220 strong:

Register Today!

Le Cirque Grenache Noir Syrah Carignan 2013 Wine Review

Le Cirque Grenache Noir Syrah Carignan 2013

Le Cirque Grenache Noir Syrah Carignan 2013

Vin De Pays Des Côtes Catalanes, Midi I.G.P., France

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 4

  Add My Review

Price: $16.95

Drink: 2013-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Le Cirque

Agent: Rouge Et Blanc Ltd

Natalie's Score: 90/100

Full-bodied, smooth and savoury with juicy, fleshy black fruit aromas. This blend of classic southern French red wine grapes includes Carignan, Mourvèdre and Syrah, brought to us by Maison Johanes Boubee. Aromas of black plum and cassis on the finish... hard to believe this has no oak. Great with hearty meat dishes.

Grenache Noir Syrah Carignan food pairings: beef stew, roasted pork.

Best Beef Wine

This Le Cirque Grenache Noir Syrah Carignan 2013 was reviewed on March 7, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

More Vintages: 2019  2015  2014  2011  2010 

  Add New Vintage

Pricing & Stock Information

Reviews and Ratings

Melanie Aubert rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Beautiful blend of grenache, syrah and carignan from the southwestern tip of France bordering Spain, a region sandwiched between the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean. This geographical situation makes its mark on the wine with aromas of the garrigue soil (minerality and herbs) and salinity from the sea. Dark berries are the immediate flavour on the palate, with licorice making an appearance on the finish. This wine has great acidity, making for a very food-friendly wine. I enjoyed it with a Hungarian pork stew served with spaetzle.

Drink soon (tasted May 2017).
The 2013 vintage of the Cotes Catalanes is a red wine blend of 60% Grenache and 20% each of Syrah and Carignan grapes from 50 year old vines. The wine was matured in stainless tanks. - Community Wine Reviews

If you liked the Le Cirque Grenache Noir Syrah Carignan 2013, you might also like these wines:



Join me in a free online video class to learn the secrets to perfect pairings.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Castello di Neive Red Wine
Piedmont D.O.C.G. ...

Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean offers North America's most popular online wine and food pairing classes. She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, both selected as one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year.

Join 311,220 thirsty wine lovers who get access to all of her wine reviews by becoming a member of her site. Take a free online pairing class with her here.



Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times


Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.


Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a feisty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  




Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award