Les Darons 2014 (France: Languedoc-Roussillon)

Name Les Darons 2014
Varietal Languedoc Rouge
Region France: Languedoc-Roussillon
Notes "A wine that blew me away was the 2014 Languedoc Les Darons by Jeff Carrel. Still in barrel, it offers thrilling notes of black and blue fruits, violets, and peppery spice to go with a medium to full-bodied, elegant, seamless profile on the palate. A blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Carignan and 10% Syrah that was fermented and aged all in concrete tank, it has striking purity, integrated acidity and a great finish. It should drink nicely on release and have 7-8 years of overall longevity." (Wine Advocate)

Additional Notes

"Well-structured, with firm, tangy acidity, this full-bodied red boasts plenty of blackberry, currant and red plum notes, spiced with paprika and olive accents. Fine tannins mark the grilled herb— and mineral-tinged finish. Grenache, Carignan and Syrah. Drink now through 2020. 24,400 cases made." (Wine Spectator)



Scores Press* Points Other  
WA: 91 pts - 94 points  
WS: 88 pts  
Other ABV% Body Oak Org/Bio/Sus
13.5 Full None Sus

WA = Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)
WS = Wine Spectator
WE = Wine Enthusiast
W&S = Wine & Spirits Magazine
VIN = Vinous
DEC = Decanter