2020 Le Grand Roi Bouches-du-Rhone

Like Cotes du Rhone. 105 customers gave this $14.99 French Red an average 4.5 out of 5… “Smooth drinking anytime and friends often prefer this to reds twice the price. 5/5 in my book” Lindsay Jackson


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Region Rhone Valley
Varietal Grenache
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 14.5%
Vintage 2020
Country France


Bouches-du-Rhone means... “Mouth of the Rhone” - located on the southern coast of France. An area producing Rhone style reds from classic Rhone Grenache, Syrah, et al grape varieties. The regions lesser notoriety means you can delight in everyday drinking reds of Cotes du Rhone style and quality... paying considerably less for them. Last year we discovered this superb Le Grand Roi - we secured 800-dozen of the 2019... which sold out in 12-weeks. Earlier this year we landed 500-dozen of this gorgeous 2020 vintage, that sold out in 8-weeks. Having navigated the minefield of international shipping... we landed this 2nd 500-dozen shipment of 2020, which is being very much enjoyed, 103 customers giving an average 4.5 out of 5 rating… that’s how we know. 2020 was a high-quality vintage for the region, lower than normal fruit sets equalled lower yields of more highly concentrated fruit that ripened perfectly in the hot, dry vintage conditions. It’s a delicious medium bodied red delivering very high quality few other reds can match at the price. It would age nicely for 3-5 years... but why wait?


Enticing aromas of blackcurrant, boysenberry, liquorice, spice and wild herbs abound in the glass.


A luscious palate with volumes of dark fruits infused with baking spices and savoury complexities. Firm ripe tannins, juicy acidity and mineral notes add a distinct seriousness that is unexpected for the price... enjoy through 2025.

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Meet Our Tasting Panel

106 Customer Reviews

Super smooth, rich taste and has been a hit at our dinner parties.

18th June 2023 | Jared
11th May 2023 | David

a very pleasant easy drinking wine, soft tannins with luscious fruit forward flavours, and a hint of chocolate.

18th April 2023 | Vivien Jones

Great drinkability , with or without food, and only $15.00...what's not to like?

17th April 2023 | Allan Mcleod

Really nice wine, 5/5 for a $15 wine

17th April 2023 | Sam

Great value wine

17th April 2023 | David Mann

We love this blend of Grenache & Syrah - every bit as good as much pricier Cotes Du Rhone. Medium bodied, pleasing on the palate, with fruity after-tones of boysenberries.

17th April 2023 | Mike Francis

Great value

17th April 2023 | David Nash

Smooth drinking anytime and friends often prefer this to some reds of twice the price. 5 star in my book

17th April 2023 | Lindsay Jackson

Smooth, packed with flavour, plenty of body and great value

17th April 2023 | Chris de Boer

A good everyday red with good flavours and aroma.

17th April 2023 | Paul Price

Soft and supple with good depth and length on finish. Superb value

17th April 2023 | Paul Ferris

As good as any NZ or Aussie shiraz I buy at at this price. One of my favourite FWD purchases. Bought based on the tasting notes. Sounded delish, tastes delish.

16th April 2023 | Debbie Hinton

Simply delicious red. A great complement to red meat or cheese.

16th April 2023 | Nigel Jemson

Great value everyday drinking. Smooth and harmonious without being bland - like a good dark chocolate.

16th April 2023 | David N

Excellent wine to enjoy with a steak meal. Great value for an easy drinking French red.

16th April 2023 | Keith

Easy drinking and very smooth

16th April 2023 | Lynne Crawford

Stewed fruits mix with a muscular mouth-feel for a tempting outcome. A wine for all the seasons.

16th April 2023 | Craig Cameron

Lovely to drink anytime. Smooth delicious drinking. Habpve it by itself or with food. Nice with blue cheese. Fantastic value for money.

15th April 2023 | Frangipani

An enjoyable tasty red wine that's easy to drink especially as the winter months approach.

15th April 2023 | Russell Smith

Super easy drinking either with food or without. Will happily buy some more

15th April 2023 | Matt Burton

Old school meets new school. Great value French red

15th April 2023 | Nick Stanley

This is a great value wine - always at least one of these in the mix for the caravan. Easy drinking and consistently outshines higher cost, similar varietals

15th April 2023 | Richard Fletcher

A surprisingly flavoursome red. Excellent value. What’s not to like?

15th April 2023 | Winifred Bull

Amazing wine for the price, such easy drinking, one of our regular go-to wines, highly recommended!

15th April 2023 | Duane Hocking

I really enjoyed this wine. Delicious easy to drink, not high in tannins. Great value and the perfect wine to take along and share with friends.

15th April 2023 | Heather


15th April 2023 | Mike Hogg

We thoroughly enjoyed this wine. Great value. Quirky label too.

15th April 2023 | David Chalmers

This was a spontaneous purchase, but I was pleased enough to go back for more.. I have a friend who is very particular about what a red should taste like, and often screws her face up at my selections....however this one had her smiling! Suffice to say, I highly recommend this one!

14th April 2023 | Maureen Gingles

Great value everyday drinking red, worth buying a few bottles

14th April 2023 | Vanessa

Thoroughly delighted with my purchase. Wasn't sure what to expect but very pleasantly surprised. Best buy I have had gor this price. A definite YES from me.

14th April 2023 | Robyn Gabriel

Great upfront fruit with enough tannin to make things interesting!

14th April 2023 | Mark

Great day to day wine. Sweet, yet smooth. Excellent value for money.

14th April 2023 | Paul Jarvie

Our favourite wine! No other reds match it for us.

14th April 2023 | Cecile O'Driscoll

Smooth drop, great price!!

14th April 2023 | Ed

Very drinkable every day wine

14th April 2023 | Lesley Weston

Easy to drink smooth wine with a nice finish

14th April 2023 | Lisa Washington

Warmth of southern France is a glass. Fruity, flavour and fun! A favourite.

14th April 2023 | Andrew Hawkins

Excellent wine, same as Côtes du Rhône. But not ‘correct area’!! Great value

14th April 2023 | John Trapp

Very nice for the price.

14th April 2023 | Tony Jensen

Love this wine....great value for money, we will be back for more.

14th April 2023 | Lance Tipping

very easy drinking in a new world Style but still letting You know it's not, Good dry red.

14th April 2023 | Paul Trembath

We are so impressed by this wine. It goes well with anything and never disappoints. Plenty of fruit but not too heavy and amazing value. If you are looking for a reliable house wine at a reasonable price you can’t beat this.

14th April 2023 | Karen Woodhead

Great wine, enjoyed

14th April 2023 | Rowena Curran

Very pleasant, easy to drink wine, and great value too.

14th April 2023 | wendy

This is a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Carignan Its flavours are supple and round. I'm a big fan of Grenache/Garnacha. An excellent wine for this price and will repurchase.

14th April 2023 | George Phillips

Delightful wine. Friends that tried couldn't believe it wasn't a $30+ wine!

14th April 2023 | Glenn Bittle

We always enjoy this wine, drinks well by itself or with food. Great value, I should order some more.

14th April 2023 | David Webb

Great value at $14.99

14th April 2023 | John Lister

One bottle a day keeps the doctor away..

14th April 2023 | Yves le guennec

Really nice and very drinkable

14th April 2023 | Sue Hitch

A lovely, smooth, rich juicy little number, perfect for drinking on its own or with a nice steak

14th April 2023 | Jo Cocker

A really enjoyable red - great with Pizza and pasta

14th April 2023 | Russell Eades

A very easy to drink wine wine for casual occasions

14th April 2023 | Russell Siebert

Great value Rhone red - delicious.

14th April 2023 | Lesley McLagan

A go to wine for me.

14th April 2023 | Gwyn Avenell

An awesome wine. Great for the BBQ. Gutsy and full of fruit.

14th April 2023 | Hugh Girling

Incredible red wine at this price level. An exceptionally smooth, every day drinking wine. Based on flavor profiles would expect it to sit more at the $19-$22 price range

14th April 2023 | Helen Wrightson

enjoyed with a good steak

14th April 2023 | graham kilpatrick

Absolutely great value for money - well bodied wine soft wine . 4 star quality at 5 star value.

14th April 2023 | Peter Cowley

Great red blend for an awesome price.

14th April 2023 | Matt Wilson

very affordable quaffing red for everyday drinking.

14th April 2023 | Peter Hodges

This is an exceptionally smooth wine, period. For the price it really is an outstanding performer.

14th April 2023 | Colin McIntosh

Was quite dissapointing and not for me.

14th April 2023 | Spencer

Super fast deliv. Top drop. All the pluses of a classic CDR, with enough subtlety to make it suitable for weekday dinner as much as for something a little more fancy.

14th April 2023 | Al

A really lovely wine with a smooth finish. Excellent value. I have re-ordered often!

14th April 2023 | Chris

We enjoyed this wine so much we bought more and still in love witht it

14th April 2023 | Barry & Christine Butcher

Simply one of the best reasonably priced Rhones we've been lucky enough to drink

14th April 2023 | Michael Neill

This one is a hit! Been very popular whenever I crack a bottle. Great value, great taste, versatile and even a cool label...

14th April 2023 | Luke Stopford

If you want a great everyday flavoursome red, with good body, then this is for you.

14th April 2023 | Peter Hughes-Hallett

A very impressive wine at this price. Full of flavour but soft and easy drinking. Pairs well with a wide range of food but also great by itself. Definitely worth buying a few bottles!

14th April 2023 | Nicola

Probably the most drinkable red we have had in years. A favourite with all our family and friends

14th April 2023 | brian kearney

excellent wines at excellent prices!

14th April 2023 | jill cornish

Terrific drinking and at an outstanding price. On value for money, it's one of the best reds (French or otherwise) available.

14th April 2023 | Brian Finn

Superb value and delicious drinking!

14th April 2023 | Dan

One of the best value wines on the market. Lovely drop.

14th April 2023 | David M Petersen

Amazing value, rich flavours and easy drinking. Great with barbecued meat and pizza.

14th April 2023 | Jack Mabire

I am wine master for the Auckland Beefsteak and Burgundy Club. I served the Le Grand Roi at our February dinner. It was a winner. The members loved it. I'll send you my wine notes for the dinner. All the wines were from Fine Wine.

14th April 2023 | Wal Britton

Rich flavour, classic Rhone grenache with some strawberry and plum. For 15 bucks it's a steal.

14th April 2023 | Andrew Haddleton

This was really delicious and an excellent price. We would buy it again.

14th April 2023 | Tracy Ashcroft

Surprisingly good and smooth, keen to get some more.

14th April 2023 | Mark

This is my favourite wine adding something different occasionally just for variety. Excellent value!

14th April 2023 | Kim Jefferies

Exceptional quality French red at that price

14th April 2023 | Steve Holroyd

Great drinking

14th April 2023 | Glen

Great drinking for the price point, silky and a little sweet.

14th April 2023 | Mark Yallop

Really YUMMY In the mouth, and went so well with the runny ,creamy Camembert .!

14th April 2023 | Steptoe

great value for money, enjoyed every mouthful.

14th April 2023 | Ron Brown

excellent red

14th April 2023 | Russell Hooper

A great value French blend

14th April 2023 | Laura

Great alternative to a Cotes du Rhone. Lovely wine & awesome value for money.

14th April 2023 | Vespa

Very drinkable

14th April 2023 | Devan

A smooth full bodied red wine with a lovely finish. I have just ordered 12 more and can highly recommend it.

14th April 2023 | Glen Stichbury

Great drop for a BQQ or just sitting out on the deck watching the evening roll in

14th April 2023 | Peter Cooper

Great value and I loved the European treatment of the Syrah ... very smooth

14th April 2023 | Ray Knight

Great smooth easy drinking. Fruit shiraz.

14th April 2023 | Leticia

Delicious rich red with a lovely sweetness. Very easy drinking!

14th April 2023 | Brendan

a great value quaffer, very easy to drink

14th April 2023 | Paul North

A great “go to” anytime red knowing it will be good, and affordable!

14th April 2023 | Jennifer Moor

Good value for the money, but nothing special.

14th April 2023 | glenn rechtschaffen

Very good red for an exceptional price

14th April 2023 | Rob Swan

A wonderful easy drinking wine.

14th April 2023 | Rob

Bought two cases and enjoyed the fullness of the flavour and richness and returned to purchase another two cases

14th April 2023 | Ken Noble

Smooth. I gave away a bottle to a friend and he raves about it. Keep making it Please.

14th April 2023 | tim gallen

Absolutely loved it - great value for money!

14th April 2023 | Kevin McMahon
29th January 2023 | Brendan

Love this wine. Lovely flavours, very easy drinking, enjoy with our without food.

20th June 2022 | Colin Barnett
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