I hate to say this, but I actually agree with Parker again! Who knew. This wine is deep in color. exceptionally mild on the nose. But that’s where the mild stops. On the mid pallet are some lovely fruit flavors. A beautiful wine with lots of herbaceous notes. On the finish this wine is on the longer side of medium with quite a dry pucker on the mouth and tongue. This is a well done wine! It is not as complex for me as some but excellent none the less. And for the price it’s a good one. I would give it a 90 or so.
From the LCBO web site:
CHATEAU PECH-REDON L’EPERVIER 2004 AC Coteaux du Languedoc La Clape TASTING NOTE: Pech Redon’s 2004 Coteaux du Languedoc La Clape L’Epervier represents a blend of equal parts Grenache and Syrah with 20% Carignan. A lovely nose of kirsch-macerated dried cherries black currants and walnuts leads to ripe yet beautifully-delineated and not at all superficially sweet black fruits wreathed with herbs tinged with nut oils and a pungent sweet note like buckwheat honey and underlain by chalk. Here is a good example of small barrels used to frame the fruit a slight firmness of tannin not being at all obtrusive. An outstanding value like its stable mate I would suggest holding this impeccably-balanced cuvee for another several years. Score – 90. (David Schildknecht www.erobertparker.com Oct. 2007) 129965 $19.95 Featured 9/12/2009