Domaine de Baron’arques passes the test with flying colours in a tasting by the Wine Advocate

Tasting done by Jeb Dunnuck, the journalist specialist in Languedoc-Roussillon wines.

The critic Jeb Dunnuck particularly appreciated the Domaine de Baron’arques wines presented to him at a tasting of Languedoc wines in January, writing up excellent tasting notes for them.

Domaine de Baronarques 2013
: 91-93

“The 2013 Limoux […] offers serious notes of black raspberry, licorice, charcoal and toasted spice. It has remarkable purity of fruit, […] it leans more towards the fresher, more elegant end of the spectrum. Medium+-bodied, layered and silky, with high quality tannin, it should certainly be an outstanding wine.”


Domaine de Baron’arques 2012 : 93

“[…] the 2012 Limoux knocks it out of the park with its Bordeaux-like bouquet of lead pencil shavings, toasted spice and sweet black raspberry and cassis-scented fruit. Medium to full-bodied, supple and elegant, it doesn’t lack for concentration or structure, and should age beautifully. […] This is an estate to watch!”


Domaine de Baron’arques 2010 : 91

“Looking at the 2010 Limoux, it’s a similar blend to the ’12 […], this beauty gives up lots of sweet blackberry and black currant like fruit intermixed with licorice, pencil shavings, toasted bread and spice. This all gives way to medium to full-bodied, ripe, nicely textured red that has a stacked mid-palate, high quality tannin and a great finish. It will have 10-12 years or more of longevity.”


Domaine de Baron’arques 2007 : 90

“The 2007 Limoux is aging gracefully and exhibits attractive notes of plum, cassis, leafy herbs and lead pencil shavings. Medium to full-bodied, with still ample fruit and depth, it should continue to drink nicely going forward. […]”


Le Chardonnay Domaine de Baron’arques 2013 : 91

“ A big white, the 2013 Limoux Blanc le Chardonnay has lots of toastiness in its apple blossom, white flower and brioche scented bouquet. This is followed by a medium to full-bodied, beautifully ripe, textured […]. Drink it over the coming couple of years.”


The tasting notes are taken from the article “Languedoc: France’s Unknown Gems”, published by Jeb Dunnuck on 30 April 2015 on the website

You can find the complete article and tasting notes (available to subscribers only) on the Wine Advocate website.

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