Gérard Bertrand Côteaux du Languedoc L'Hospitalitas 2007
This single vineyard icon wine hails from Gérard Bertand's estate Château l'Hospitalet in the Coteaux du Languedoc La Clape appellation. Not for the faint of heart, this muscle-bound red offers intense deep color, tons of cassis and eucalyptus, blackberry and licorice flavors and a plummy, spicy nose. Good minerality and toasted notes on the nose and palate. Semi-new wave, but it still manages to come off as well-balanced.