A favorite of mine: Cote Mas Rouge 2019

Super, super little red from Languedoc. It’s the rare case when I’m 100% satisfied with a wine.

A Mediterranean red with freshness. Akin to Southern Rhone GSM’s, it’s pure and lively, fruit driven but savory, lead by bitter-sweet blackcurrant aromas. Medium-bodied, smooth and juicy, finishes with well-measured tannic grip. Drink now as it still has the primary intensity and it’s so seamless that does not require any aging. A benchmark for inexpensive Languedoc reds.

Rating: best in class, 87 points.
Stockist: Vinatis and others in Europe.
Value: great, it’s highly recommended.
Tasted: February, 2021.
Drinking window: in its prime now, do not wait long, though can be kept for a few years.
Source: own purchase.