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Gérard Bertrand Syrah Grenache 2011

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Jason Beggs rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This is a great alternative to overwhelming California steak wines. It has strong flavours of blackberry and currants with hints of flint and black pepper to balance it. Enjoy with a filet mignon or marinated flank steak. It could also just as easily be sipped with strong cheeses. ..it seems like a mature wine that knows what it wants to be when it grows up. The price seems a bit lower than it should be...a very good wine.
Heather Wall rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Price performer! 90 pts Wine Spectator Smart Buys. This silky wine from the Languedoc region of France has lots to offer at $17. Baked cherry, cassis, black pepper, baking spices with medium+ balanced acidity. Tastes like a higher price tag. Pair with finer cuts of beef or crudite plate.
TAsted: May 2015

Natalie's Review

Gérard Bertrand Syrah Grenache 2011, Languedoc A.P., France: Savoury and juicy with meaty, dark spice character. Amazing QPR: quality price quality. This is mostly Syrah and Grenache in the blend. The greater diurnal shift (change) between daytime and night-time temperatures in the region intensifies the dark fruit and dense cassis character of the wine. The wine is aged in French oak barrels for a minimum of 12 months. Pair with prime rib. Drink: 2014-2018. 413237 13.50% XD 750 mL  $17.00 Score: 90/100. May 2, 2015 Best Value Red Wine. Heavenly Hamburger Wine  Full Review



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