Les Halos De Jupiter (philippe Cambie)

Les Halos de Jupiter (Philippe Cambie)

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenache

Great chateauneuf from total wine. Will buy a bunch more! — 4 months ago

Les Halos de Jupiter

Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2014

This pops with vibrant strawberry and kirsch, but continues reverberating with incense, citrus peel, damp chalk, and licorice. I would happily spend $15 again, but this gives me the confidence to trade up to Halos Gigondas or Chateauneuf du Pape the next time around.

Finally trying this label... Considering the esteem to which I hold Philippe Cambie and my love for Grenache, it's been a long time coming. Cambie, along with a Michel Gassier, produce Grenache-focused bottlings from nearly all the Southern Rhone AOCs under the Halos de Jupiter label. To Cambie, Grenache is the king of all grapes, thus the comparison to Jupiter (Zeus in Greek), forming the basis of the label. The halo symbolizes the appellations that best express the personality of Grenache. http://www.philippecambie.com/en/les-halos-de-jupiter/
— 4 years ago

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Isaac Pirolo

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@Tom Casagrande But Parker stopped reviewing Southern Rhone, handing the reins to Jeb Dunnuck, so maybe Cambie's wines are now Jebberdized or Dunnucked 😜 But seriously, I get your point and while I might disagree with term, his wines are certainly extracted fruit bombs. Whose Grenache from Southern Rhone do you prefer?
Tom Casagrande

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Any wine made by a member of the Reynaud family! . . . if you can find them. Chateau de Tours CD-R is probably the least hard to find. Fonsallette CDR (not the Syrah one) is the bomb, but $$$ and hard to find. As an appellation, I find Gigondas to have a lot of traditionally made Grenache predominant wines at reasonable prices.
Isaac Pirolo

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@Tom Casagrande Indeed, Rayas lights it up top to bottom.

Les Halos de Jupiter (Philippe Cambie)

Costières de Nîmes Red Rhone Blend 2012

A weak flowery bouquet subtracts from a full mouthfeel of black cherries, tea, herbs, and a touch of chocolate. Medium body firm tannin. A fine pairing to pork schnitzel with heavy mushroom gravy, yet can stand in its own and be enjoyed. — 4 years ago

Les Halos de Jupiter

Vacqueyras Red Rhone Blend

Philippe Cambie expression. The power of Rhône Valley in a bottle. It´s structured, spicy and tannic. An amazing pairing for red meat lover. — 6 years ago