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Gérard Bertrand Terroir Fitou 2011

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There are 16 user submitted reviews for this wine.

Alex & Priya rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Alex: A touch roasted to the nose, cooked raspberry/blackberry, mossy forest floor, and cream. Well balanced and powerfully structured, with a rocky herbal finish and firm, chalky tannin. Fine value. 88 pts
Jean Francois reviewed this wine as follows:

Ok, mothing amazing
Jon Steeves rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Tasted the 2011 vintage in 2015. This wine is a deep ruby red. Showing prominent blackberry and sour cherry, slight earthy notes,
Philippe Perreault, Sommelier rated this wine as 84/100 with the following review:

It's ablend of Grenache and Carignan.

Deep purple color.

The nose is powerfull with notes of blackberry, cherry and smoke.

The wine is hot, chewy, full-bodied, delicate and long.

Try it with BBQ pork chops.

Serve it at 15-17 degrees.

Ready to drink but can be aged 3-5 years.
Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Smoky ripe black plums, bacon, currants and black pepper, and dried herb aromas. The taste is jammy, smoky, and more refined than the aromas would indicate. The mouth-feel starts a touch watery, turns silky, then some fine tannins grab you. Try pairing with a lentil or black bean soup.
Jennifer Havers rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Delicious and full of flavour. This wine is a combination of grenache and carignan. Fruity aromas include jammy blackberry and currants, mingled with pepper and smoke. Medium to full bodied, soft but balanced, tannins are subtle and not pronounced. Delicious. Prime rib roast or maybe grilled lamb would be fantastic.
Olivier de Maisonneuve rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

With its aromas of jams, dough and soft spices,it's a bit like entering a french pastry shop,with the lady behind the counter greeting you with a high pitched voice:Monsieur,Madame,Bonjour! The mouth is lively and tasty,with fresh berries flavor,a hint of smoke and some surprising minerality. Would love to try it with some paté in a pastry case, or a beef wellington
Astrid Young rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Cedar and smoke right up front, and a decidedly more rustic profile overall; overripe, cooked and reductive aspects, brandied Orange Peel notes, and a slightly syrupy finish. Chewy foresty tannins, compost and dried leaf notes, creosote, grilled meat. Speaking of grilled meat, that might work best here: grilled lamb chops, roast leg of lamb on the rotisserie, or a nice prime rib would do just fine.
Tom Vigeant rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Lovely ripe dark cherry aromas on the nose. Firm tannins, full bodied, Mediterrenean sun-soaked dark fruit and moderate oaking well supported by a bright acidity. Another solid offering from this great producer.
Lynn Van Der Linde rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

A surprising find! Enticing dark jams, baking spices and a hint of eucalyptus follow through on the palate, with a good backbone of tannins making this a perfect match for steak. A wonderful display of how perfect Grenache and Carignan can be together!
Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Strawberry, raspberry and smoke on the nose. The palate offers the same along with some vanilla, cinammon and red licorice flavors. The finish is remarkably soft and velvety.
Kimberly Inksater rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Enticing stewed red fruit and cinnamon, and blueberry aromas are equally delicious on the palate. This is a fruit-forward wine with flavours of cherries, blueberries, raspberries and with a hint of baking spices. I would pair this grenache/carignan blend with turkey, duck or goose with fruit sauce or cranberry - nut stuffing.
Jane Staples rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Lovely aromas of strawberries and cherries on the nose. Lots of juicy ripe red berries and subtle baking spices and the slightest hint of sage on the full-bodied palate and lingering on the smooth finish.
Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Gerard Bertrand ably leads you on a tour of the great Mediterranean-influenced terroirs of Southern France - a tall task given the oceans of one-dimensional, underwhelming wines that are often produced there. The 2011 Fitou is masterful, featuring crushed plum and berries, lavender and herbs, hung meat, and a touch of baking spice. 92 Points. (ottawawinejournal.com)
Heather Wall rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

From a vineyard nestled between the mountains of the Corbieres and, the waters and beaches of the Mediterranean comes this succulent red wine blend of Grenache and Carignan. Strawberry compote, raspberry, black cherry, vanilla,warm spices, smoke and oak fill the nose. The palate is full-bodied, silky and balanced with refreshing acidity. I also detected a touch of saline. Long length on an elegant fruit driven finish. This really is a beautiful wine. Pair with Mediterranean inspired dishes or on it's own.
Tasted: March 2015
Matt Steeves rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Fitou wines are some of my favs. This one is right up there. Great fruit concentration including ripe dark berries, apple pie, and baking spice. Very refreshing acidity, and the structure to support just about any meal you choose to enjoy with it. 90 points. Tasted March 2015. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca




Natalie's Review

Gérard Bertrand Terroir Fitou 2011, Midi A.C., France: Juicy-delicious, absolutely wonderful aromas and flavours of fleshy black jam, blackberry pie and some smoke. This is a dry, full-bodied wine but the riot of aromas are amazing. Drink: 2015-2020. 403683 14.50% XD 750 mL  $17.95 Score: 92/100. November 14, 2015 Best Value Red Wine. Glorious Game Wine  Full Review

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