2003 Domaine de L’Hortus Pic Saint Loup Grande Cuvée

This is the best Coteaux du Languedoc wine that I’ve ever tasted – period!

I’m not totally over my cold, but I can smell well enough to drink wine for the first time in over a week!

If I had this one blind, I would never guess that it was an old world wine.

It has a bright appearance with a black-cherry color with nice legs.

The aroma almost says “Paso Robles.” (The color is not dark enough though.) I say “almost” as I think I smell some roses or other flowers…I don’t smell any wood what-so-ever. (Which is why I wouldn’t think it is a French wine.)

Flavors are well-blended, there is nothing overbearing. There is a little cherry-cola, a touch of licorice, a touch of chocolate, a touch of grilled steak,

A nice long finish it falls off very slowly. Every time you exhale, it comes back to remind you what was just there. Finally a touch of cedar at the back of the mouth… Very nice indeed.

One thought on “2003 Domaine de L’Hortus Pic Saint Loup Grande Cuvée

  1. I’m really liking these Coteaux du Languedoc reds — I post on them whenever I get the chance because I feel that they are such value wines and a relative secret. Where are you drinking from? Do you find them unpopular there?

    I’ve tried this L’Hortus brand but not the Grand Cuvée. That one is among the more expensive bottles. I guess you think it’s well worth it!

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