9 Southern French Reds at 90+ Points

France's Bordeaux, Rhône Valley and Languedoc regions star in these new reviews of outstanding Cabernet blends, Syrah-based reds and more

9 Southern French Reds at 90+ Points
With estates throughout the region, vintner Gérard Bertrand has helped establish the global reputation for Languedoc-Roussillon and its wines. (Courtesy of Gérard Bertrand)
Dec 1, 2022

The holidays are coming up fast, and we’re moving full steam ahead toward heartier reds. Southern France produces an impressive and reliable range of these complex wines, many ideal for cooler weather and richer fare, as this selection shows.

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