LVT 2013 r 2015 wh Good quality Laudun, which used to be rather extracted. A good Hauts de Courac Laudun red is made for Marks & Spencer in GB. The Laudun white can be VALUE from The Wine Society in GB, although the 2015 was a **(*) wine
LVT 2016 r 2015 wh Owned by old-established Châteauneuf-du-Pape merchant Brotte since 1991. Mature Grenache, with some kick from 40% Syrah in the Laudun Villages red, which was a ***(*) w.o.w. wine in 2015 and a handsome **** wine in 2016. The 2015 Laudun white was ***(*) wine.
LVT 2014 r Some promising fruit in the Laudun red, but 2014 was a struggle due to high degree
LVT 2010 r 2011 rosé A welcome addition to the ranks of private domaines at Laudun. Alexandre is an opera singer, a tenor, by profession; his grandmother Juliette ran the estate for over 30 years, and Alexandre is the fifth generation there. His wife Simone is Australian from Melbourne. There were vineyards here in the 1890s, but the estate moved more towards polyculture after that with fruit, mainly apricots, being grown. The current vineyard was planted in the mid-1970s, and its crop would go to the Co-operative at Tresques. The cellar lapsed after his grandfather died, and first bottling was in 2007. The wines are not over-handled and there is promise here.
LVT 2009 r 2008 wh Pretty good Laudun, trad style, needs time, and good, interesting whites as well. Also own Chateau Boucarut at Lirac. André Valat, ex Algerian grower and broker and then in the Languedoc, bought the estate in 1969. There are now 95 hectares planted, a reduction on the old days.
LVT 2015 r 2014 wh Emerging as a supplier of Northern Rhône wines that are modern, effective. Based in Laudun in the Southern Rhône, also do Côtes du Rhônes etc. Gigondas Grand Vin is sound, regular quality. Name is also R&D Vins. The trio of 2015 Côte-Rôties were led by two **** wines, pre-bottling, the Face Sud and the Grand Vin. All three are strongly oaked.
LVT 2015 r 2015 wh A 30 hectare domaine at Saint-Victor-la-Coste owned by ex Saint-Étienne footballer Gilles Leclerc, a native of Saint Victor la Coste, who recalls the glory days of Saint-Étienne, nickname Les Verts, with his red Laudun Cuvée Verte, a very respectable ***(*) wine in 2015. Efforts are made to avoid weedkillers and to harvest by hand.
LVT 2010 r On the rustic side due to excess oak. Good base content, however.
LVT 2015 wh 2013 r Genuine wines, no fancy tricks, whole bunch fermentation on the red Laudun Les Cadinières, which was a *** wine in 2013. There are 11 hectares of Laudun, and three hectares of Vin de Pays. There is also a holiday cottage for four people.
LVT 2018 rosé 2018 wh 2017 r Always a good name for white wines – the Laudun white is very good value, year in and year out. Fruited, forward reds and crisp, direct rosé, the 2017 Tavel a **** w.o.w. wine. The Lirac red, which is half Grenache, half Mourvèdre, vat raised, was an instant hit **** w.o.w. wine in 2017. There is a Luc Pelaquié Laudun merchant range as well, fair.
LVT 2015 wh 2013 r Marc Danielou is from Brittany, which explains the names of the wines, which are Breton terms. He bought his first patch of vines at Laudun in 2009, a year when he made 1,000 litres only. By 2010 there was a rented Côtes du Rhône vineyard to lift production to 3,000 litres. There are vineyards – under one hectare - at Chusclan also. This is a hand made domaine, the wines given plenty of Tender Loving Care. The Laudun Oristal blanc 2015 was a confident, wholesome **** wine, while the 2013 Laudun red presented the eternal conflict between Grenache and oak, a *** wine
LVT 2007 r 2015 wh This has always been a rather superior Co-operative in among its Gard département neighbours. The 2015 Laudun blanc Sols & Sens was a ***(*) wine.
LVT 2014 r Honest Laudun red, the 2014 a *** wine