2022 Mas de Libian Cotes du Rhone Bout d'Zan Rouge

Effortless Grenache-dominant blend that shows a fresher side of the Rhone Valley. Super value to boot.
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This is an absolute steal of a wine.

It's made up of a blend of Grenache and Syrah from selected biodynamically farmed vineyards in the Rhone Valley. There's something magical about the wines from Mas de Libian, holding a sense of life and energy that is palpable. Not to mention the effortless purity that you see in the glass, too.

The name 'Bout d'Zan' refers to Helene's father, Jean-Pierre's nickname as a kid, however today it refers to the lick of liquorice that the winemakers see in the wine each year.

It's a red wine that makes you want to sit & swirl. A rosy, cherried, lighter frame Grenache blend that shows the efficacy of gentle farming and low intervention winemaking. Brilliant stuff for the dollars asked.

Terroir: mosaic of different terroirs: clay-limestone, river rocks, sand. Mediterranean climate of hot, dry summers, little rainfall, and a lot of wind.
Vinification: Respectful of Biodynamic and limited-intervention principles. Blending of grape varieties in tank. 100% de-stemmed. Light crushing. Temperature-regulated fermentation. 15 days of maceration. One pump-over per day, punch-downs only if necessary. Running-off by gravity. Pneumatically pressed. 9 months ageing in large oak barrels for 30% of the wine.

Region: Rhone Valley, France
Blend: Grenache, Shiraz
ABV: 13.50%
Closure: 750ml
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4.3
Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
Based on 4 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 2 Total 4 star reviews: 1 Total 3 star reviews: 1 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
75%would recommend this product
4 reviews
  • TR
    Terrie R.
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    2 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    An excellent wine for the money

    Smooth tasting, soft, fruity mid-weight blend. Excellent with everything from chick pea pancake to lamb rump.

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • YT
    Yasmin T.
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    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    2 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 3 out of 5 stars
    Young wine

    This wine was ok but probably better with cellaring. I really love that a woman made this wine, which I’m big on supporting at a different Drop, but unfortunately it gave both of us a slight hangover the next day, which could be due to the natural fermentation of the wine?

    TasteRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 3.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • JC
    Jay C.
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    3 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Top Cotes Du Rhone

    All of the bright fruit and spicy gamay structure you expect from southern Rhone but with an unexpected level of purity and opulence in mouthfeel you would hope for from a top pinot. Very well made wine. No hint of VA, Brett or Mouse.

    Tried one and went back to grab more

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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    Trent E.
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    3 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Cracking CDR

    Bright, fresh and juicey fruit. A well made CDR with some great youthful red berry notes. Smashable.

    TasteRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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