Top 10 wines in the UK press

Domaine de l’Hortus Bergerie de l’Hortus, Pic Saint-Loup 2012

bergerie-de-l-hortus-classique-2011-rouge-1This week David Williams, writing in The Guardian, recommended three wines from the Languedoc which “which capture the flavour of this sunny corner of France”, including this “wild her-inflected” red from Domaine de l’Hortus.

He said: “Much as I admire Paul Mas’ high production numbers (Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Languedoc Red 2013, is another reliable example), the results are even better when they deal in small volumes from a single vineyard, such as the rich, vivid Clos des Mûres 2011 (£11.99, Cheers Wine Merchants). And that’s true across a region where, in the past couple of decades, the excitement has come from small vignerons bottling their own wines rather than contributing to anonymous vins industriels. Domaine de l’Hortus, based in the dramatic Pic St-Loup 15 miles inland from Montpellier, is one of the best of this breed, their second wine a sumptuous, wild herb-inflected autumnal treat.”

Price: £13.95, Berry Bros & Rudd

3 Responses to “Top 10 wines in the UK press”

  1. jim tunnicliffe says:

    Was introduced to this wine by a friend of mine…… I am now going through my second case of this…. get a few bottles before they run out, Really is an astonishing wine for the money and a dam good drinker !

  2. jim tunnicliffe says:

    I see my comment went onto all wines !! The wine I was refering to was the Aldi’s Toco Loco. Even the large fancy Merc’s that now seem to roll up at Aldi’s miss this litte cracker !

  3. chris janson says:

    i have tried this windy peak pinot and for the money, it’s not bad….but don’t go looking for any outstanding nuances, all you get is a nicely rounded/sweetened cordial. There is absolutley nothing complex whatsoever about this one, but spend another six to ten and you will find out much, much more about the varietal nature on the pinot grape. Bon chance mon amis !

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