I remember "Les Grands Augustins" as one of my first wine purchases for my first attempt at a "Cellar". Long gone, it has been many years since I had another bottle. I recall paying close to C$20 for the wine, so when I saw the SAQ offering at C$15.95, I had to try it again.
Les Grands Augustins, from the famous Rhone house of Tardieu-Laurent, is their low end Vin de Pays from the Languedoc. The 2005 Tardieu-Laurent "Les Grands Augustins" has an earthy nose, with a strong scent of pepper, smoke and dark cherries. Well balanced, but uncomplex, this is an easy drinking wine that is ready now. An excellent wine for a nice price, this would pair well with BBQ lamb. alcohol 13.5%