2011 Hecht & Bannier, Languedoc

Press and Tasting Notes

A voluptuous blend of Syrah and Grenache is exuberantly and insistently redolent of fresh black raspberry, hints of salt, incisively bright, pungently herbal, and spicy. [Robert Parker] There's a strong menthol presence here, illuminated by notes of raspberry, red plum, violet and dark chocolate. The full mouth avoids feeling fat with excellent aci ... Read More »

A Merchant's Pick


Featured July 11, 2012

THE REVIEW

I'm often asked: "Do you have a really good bottle of red that I can enjoy with guests that, shall we say, aren't very wine savvy...but I want to enjoy it too." Look no further!
     Rip off the grill cover and grab some friends for steaks, burgers and the voluptuous 2007 Hecht & Bannier. This wonderful red from the Languedoc region of France is a blend of Grenache and Syrah. These two varietals pair perfectly with any barbecue cuisine that you may have in your arsenal.
    Boasting notes of raspberry, red plum, violet and dark chocolate, Hecht & Bannier is rich and full bodied with excellent acidity and balanced tannins. "The wine is so exuberantly and insistently redolent of fresh black raspberry, hints of salt, incisively bright, pungently herbal, and spicy, that it should act like a tonic on uninitiated and jaded palates alike." (Robert Parker). Pepper and spice unfold amidst red fruit flavors, followed by a decadent mocha note on the finish.
    Despite the attractive price point, this South of France red is by no means a simple wine. Your guests will be greeted by the enveloping scents of sizzling smoky meats floating over deep ruby hints of black raspberry and currant. Enjoy this weekend and for the next four summers!Read More »

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