Les Courtilles (a series of small courtyards) is named after the village winery founded in 1997 by Bernard Schurr. A lifetime working and living in the South of France has built a network of friendships, allowing Bernard access to small parcels of old vines to create the Les Courtilles wines. After much experimentation, Bernard has settled on the South Rhone Valley and it’s two most famous appellations - Chateauneuf du Pape and Cotes du Rhone for Les Courtilles.
Chocolate and liquorice, dark cherry and discreet spiced oak. Fleshy and full bodied, slight warmth, but covered by ample fruit and powdery tannin. Robust and deep with a good finish. Good stuff. Closure : Screwcap; Price : $27.00; Drink : 2016 - 2022+ Rating : 91 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
This 50/50 blend of shiraz and grenache is organic. Meaty aromas and flavours of dried herbs, cherries, plums and earth have a slightly sour, savoury edge. It’s silky smooth, savoury and has a terrific wash of sandy tannins that flow through the mouth and provide length. It’s effortless, pure and so easy to drink. Price : $27.00; Alcohol: 14.5%; Rating : 92 Points; Ben Thomas; The Weekly Review
Richly fruited and nicely weighted, this immediately appealing red shows fragrant aromas of dark berry, cured meat, mixed spice and toasted nut on the nose. The palate is generous and flavoursome, and offers fruit richness as well as bright acidity and fine tannins. Wonderfully expressed and highly enjoyable. Certified organic. At its best: now to 2019. Price : $27.00; Rating : 91 Points; Sam Kim; Wine Orbit
What's the French national dish? Pate de foie gras? Souffle? Croissant? Or is it that simple staple of bistrots and brasseries across France, steak frites? Translating as "steak fries", this plate of steak and chips, usually with green salad, may not sound special, but it's an essence of French dining. Red wine accompanies it, often from France's southerly Mediterranean vineyards. This syrah-grenache blend fits the bill. Aromas of cherries and currants, thyme and meat-stocky richness lead into a middleweight, succulent palate, balanced by perfectly poised tannins. Ralph Kyte-Powell; SMH/The Age
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