Mas Jullien Coteaux du Languedoc Terrasses du Larzac 2008

Rhone Red Blends from Languedoc-Roussillon, France

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Item No. 114398
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP95
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Olivier Jullien's philosophy regarding the role of the different grape varieties is less concerned with the individual expression of each grape than with its contribution to the balance of the final wine after fermentation. He uses Carignan for its freshness and body, Syrah for its aroma and color, Grenache for its breed, complexity, and spice, and Mourvèdre for its race and structure. While he has some oak barrels in the cellar, Olivier wants the true fruit flavors and character of the terroir to dominate, not the taste of oak.

Critical Acclaim

"Mas Julien’s 2008 Coteaux du Languedoc Terrasses du Larzac – based on Carignan and Mourvedre, with support from Syrah and Grenache – exhibits a clear sense of multi-layered, interactive complexity that contrasts strikingly with the compact, virtually implosive concentration of its 2007 counterpart. Scents of grapefruit rind and iris exotically accent blackberry and cassis, while fruit pit piquancy, iodine, peat, and bittersweet herbal concentrates lend a medicinal cast to the luscious impression of ripe, dark berries. Ultra-fine tannins and an exhilarating sense of lift confirm me in the belief that this will be worth following for at least a decade. Jullien’s best wines tend to engender a telltale tactile tingle on the tongue, but this leaves behind a reverberative throat-singing of flavors. "
95 Points

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Rating:
(3/16/2012)
Style: Earthy & Spicy
This might be the best red wine in the Languedoc. Powerful, earthy & spicy - just who I like em.
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Rating:
(1/27/2013)
I have had other Languedoc wines that I loved but not this one. In my experience, I usually find RP ratings to be spot on for my taste but this wine did not do it for me as a 95 rated wine. For the money, I would have bought several other red wines.
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Learn About Mas Jullien

Mas Jullien is a young estate with a long history deeply rooted in the hillsides of Languedoc. Olivier Jullien grew up in the vineyards that his father and grandfather worked. As a boy in the late 70's, Olivier witnessed the winegrowers' uprisings in the region, which resulted in the death of two men. The vineyards of Languedoc were in a critical state. Decades of over cropping to...

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Learn About Languedoc-Roussillon

(LAHN-guh-dock) (ROO-see-yohn) For being in a country that is known for wine regulations, the Languedoc enjoys a great amount of freedom in its winemaking. With over 700,000 acres under vine, some of the most exciting and best value wines of are coming from this enormous and diverse wine region. Some refer to it as the new world of France. The region stretches along the land...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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