2019 Laudun, Château Courac, Côtes-du-Rhône Villages
In case it hasn’t found its way into your glass yet - Château Courac’s Laudun is, in our humble opinion, one of the best value wines you will find from the entire Rhône valley. The new 2019 vintage, from one of the best Côtes-du-Rhône villages, has just arrived, and is very highly recommended indeed. Tasted blind, you could easily place this in Châteauneuf-du-Pape - it is made in the same way, from the same principal grapes, and not too far away geographically - but is appreciably better priced than most Châteauneuf at £12.95 a bottle.
This is a wine with huge presence - warm, luscious, rich bramble fruit and fine-grained tannins, all seasoned generously with Mediterranean herb notes, liquorice, and smoky spice. I enjoyed this last week with some confit duck with lentils, but it’s also the perfect partner to big, flavoursome grilled or barbecued dishes. Having sold out of the previous vintages, we're delighted to see 2019 arrive.
- Ben Godfrey, Wine Buyer, Mr.Wheeler.
"This is one of the best Côtes du Rhône reds I have ever tasted full-flavoured with an elegance and purity that belies its humble appellation. Located in the relatively unknown Laudun district, it is made predominantly from the Grenache grape with a small amount of Syrah and Mourvèdre, which are also used in Châteauneuf-du-Pape; its grander and more expensive neighbour. The 2015 vintage is one of the most successful in the entire Rhône Valley and while it is in perfect form now, will certainly continue to improve for a few more years." (Previous vintage)
Bruce Palling - Wine Editor of the Week
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