Wine & Spirits Magazine tasted 179 new-release Languedoc-Roussillon wines over the past 12 months. Tara Q. Thomas, critic for southwest France, rated 25 as exceptional (90+) and 15 as Best Buys.

90 Paul Mas Château de Crès Ricards – Stecia 2016

“Grown in the heights of the Terraces du Larzac, this is lush with floral scents, from violets to hyacinths.It feel cool even as the fruit is ripe and open, growing a little meaty and spicy with time in the glass.”