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2021 DOMAINE DE L’OUSTAL, Estibals. Minervois, S France

Bin:  627

Alcohol percentage:  13.5%

Grape variety:

42% Syrah, 36% Carignan, 12% Grenache and 10% Mourvèdre; matured in (previously used) French oak for a year.


From their own website:
“At the foothills of the Montagne Noire, Jean-Michel Cazes created Domaine de L’Ostal. The skilled technical team are dedicated to accentuating this outstanding terroir.
Jean-Michel Cazes, the owner of Château Lynch-Bages in Pauillac, had spent many years scouring the Languedoc region in his quest for outstanding terroirs. Until one day he discovered La Livinière, a village at the foot of the Montagne Noire, the birthplace of the finest vineyards in the Minervois.
He purchased two neighbouring estates in 2002 which he combined to make a single 150 hectare domaine, including 60 ha of vineyards and 25 ha of olive groves. With the help of his son Jean-Charles, they chose a name filled with meaning and history: ”l’ostal”, meaning both ”house” and ”family group” in the ancient Occitan language.
The technical teams, led by Daniel Llose, immediately embarked upon a comprehensive restructuring of the vineyard involving mass uprooting, replanting varieties and soil drainage. This aim of this exhaustive approach was to express the full potential of the terroir and the Languedoc’s finest grape varieties: Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Carignan.
In 2003, the Cazes family purchased the Tuilerie Saint-Joseph (tile factory), a stunning XIX century building that now houses the domaine’s technical facilities.”

Old Bridge rating:

Big, savoury and impressive; a lot of wine for the money.


£16.10 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£15.26 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles