Louis Bernard 2007 Côtes du Luberon

Côtes du Luberon AOC, southern France; 14.5% ABV
$5 at the Richmond, CA, store on 13 Sept

Bernard_2007_CotesDuLuberonI eagerly grabbed this when I saw it, recalling Lim13’s and DLuber’s positive reviews of other Bernard wines.  I was not disappointed!  As Seedboy commented about this wine: “Needs some air to open up but then nice southern French red.”

I thought that, while promising from first pour, it really rewarded 1:45 to 2 hours of air in a decanter.  Then, the wine delivers ripe, tangy, earthy, and slightly liqueur-like flavors of dark black cherry, medium ripe blackberry, tar / fruit pit, balanced with zingy acid.

The saved, single-glass scewcap bottle was a little more red and simple, perhaps more acid, but otherwise very similar.  Still pretty good, but better the first day.   Overall, Thumbs Up!

3 thoughts on “Louis Bernard 2007 Côtes du Luberon

    1. BargainWhine Post author

      Hi Dr Jack. Sorry to hear you didn’t like this wine. Do you have examples of GO wines you have liked lately? Thanks.

  1. Seedboy

    I have seen this at Richmond and Oakland. Bright initial sandlewood nose. Flavors nice. It does have some tartrate and some sediment you might not expect in a screwtop wine but if you see it and like this sort of wine buy a couple.


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