Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 261,843 strong:

Register Today!

Want the secret to buying great wine?

287,257Wine Reviews
30Seconds to join

Vallée Des Aigles 2013 Wine Review

Vallée Des Aigles 2013

Vallée Des Aigles 2013

Côtes De Roussillon-Villages, Midi A.P., France

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 5

  Add My Review

Price: $25.95

Drink: 2017-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Vallée Des Aigles

Agent: Glencairn Wine Merchants

Natalie's Score: 90/100

A terrific southern French red wine: this is the 2013 vintage of the Côtes du Roussillon Villages which is a robust blend of 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 15% equal parts of Mourvèdre and Carignan. The wine is vinified in concrete tanks then aged in large oak barrels, of which a small portion is new oak. Lots of generous aromas of dark fruit and smoke. Pair with grilled meats.

Food pairings: rustic sausage stew, grilled flat-iron steak, grilled lamb chops.

Best Beef Wine

This Vallée Des Aigles 2013 was reviewed on April 25, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

  Add New Vintage

Pricing & Stock Information

Reviews and Ratings

Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Loads of black cherry, purple plum skin, black raspberry, crushed violet, graphite, iron, smoked meat, garrigue and sanguine notes in this Roussillon blend. Stunning stuff. 92 Points. (www.ottawawinejournal.com)
Rachelle O'Connor rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Lots of inviting dark fruit on the nose with violet and earth and mint, carrying through to the palate - a blend of 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, and 15% each of Carnignan and Mourvedre....well integrated tannins, well done. Highly recommend.
Jacky Blisson rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Intriguing stemmy fruit, cassis and a fresh, eucalyptus notes on the nose. Very fresh and moderately firm; medium in body, marginally ripe black fruit flavours and ripe tannins.
The 2013 Côtes du Roussillon Villages is a blend of 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 15% each of Mourvèdre and some Carignan. Lots of plum, fresh berry fruit, strawberries, garrigues herbs and lavender on this medium-bodied wine. Easy to drink and enjoy. - Community Wine Reviews

If you liked the Vallée Des Aigles 2013, you might also like these wines:

Recipes for Vallée Des Aigles 2013




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

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Chateau Ste. Michelle White Wine
Riesling 2015,
Columbia Valley, Washington ...

Natalie MacLean

Canada's Most Quoted Wine Writer

Natalie MacLean is editor of Canada's largest wine review web site, publishing hundreds of wine reviews every week for more than 261,843 members.

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, the second was named one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year. Get access to all of her reviews today by becoming a member of her site.

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 fiesty 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
Four-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