Dom. de l'Hortus 2016 Bergerie Rose, Coteaux du Languedoc AOC Vinous Rating: 88 (8/1/2017)
Aromas and flavors of dried red fruits, orange zest and white pepper take on a subtle herbal note as the wine opens up. Chewy and sharply focused, offering good energy; a touch of bitter cherry lingers on the taut, nervy finish. This wine has the oomph to work with full-flavored food but it's nervy enough to drink by itself.