Maison Tardieu Laurent
Tardieu-Laurent is a French negociant known for the consistently high quality of its wines, which come from the Rhône Valley and from other parts of southern France. It was set up in 1994 by Dominque Laurent and Michel Tardieu, though is now run solely by the latter.
The company has no vineyard holdings. Rather, it buys young wines, which are then matured and blended before bottling. Despite this, Tardieu-Laurent is very much an artisan producer – around 20 barrels only are made of each wine every year.
While the cellars are located in the Luberon, the wines fall under various red and white Rhône appellations, including Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Cornas and Côtes du Rhône. Tardieu-Laurent also make a Tavel rosé and a red Bandol.
Creamy and alluring in style, with lemon sorbet, white peach, yellow apple, fennel and jasmine notes all curling around one another. A warm brioche accent completes the finish.
Lovely crushed raspberry and boysenberry fruit glides along, lined with licorice, roasted apple wood and plum sauce notes. The long, fleshy finish has good focus, with a lingering hint of tar.
Extreme ripeness, phenomenal concentrations. And, yet, no imbalance, but, on the contrary, a distinct nobility... Future superlative Classic !
It has an exotic nose reminiscent of pineapple upside down cake with its caramelized pineapple, brioche, and honeysuckle nuances, and it’s rich, medium to full-bodied, and has a great texture.
Enthralling nose, on Provence herbs and scrubland. The mouth is dense, pulpy, juicy. The archetype of the ﬁne Mediterranean Wine !
Lush and languid, featuring creamed apple, pear and Cavaillon melon flavors, lined with salted butter accents and enveloped by a warm brioche note. The finish lingers, revealing a showy persona.
The inky colored 2017 Rasteau Vieilles Vignes (70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% Mourvèdre) is outstanding. Classic notes of ripe black cherries, graphite, and scorched earth all flow to a medium to full-bodied, beautifully pure, and silky 2017 that
St Joseph Vieilles Vignes is a deep, concentrated and structured wine that offers obvious minerality intermixed with notions of black and blue fruits, graphite, toasty oak and roasted herbs. Possessing high extract, notable freshness and ripe tannins