Rasteau, Southern Rhône

Domaine de Durban

Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2016

2016 Vintage- not sure why the scores on this ,are so low - really pretty aromas after decanting strawberry /rhubarb pie , dried rose petals , very nice balance (750ml) Christmas spice , so pretty — a day ago

Aravind, David and 3 others liked this

Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc White Rhone Blend 2001

Really nice mature CdP Blanc for Saturday tapas lunch. This drinks a bit like a southern Spanish white too - honey, apricot, nuttiness and just the right amount of fattiness. Very low acidity pairs well with high acid foods like gazpacho, though those who prefer a bit of acid and minerality in their whites might not love this - I thought this paired great with tapas. Happy Saturday y’all. — 8 hours ago

Shay, Jan and 2 others liked this

Chapelle St. Theodoric

La Guigasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenache 2013

Pop and pour, notes from 1 hr open. Better than I remember my last btl being, but still not up to the level of that first '11. On the nose: lavender, incense, loads of garrigue, and soft red raspberry..very pure grenache. On the palate: serious acidity, hi-toned red raspberry, more herbal notes, with some salinity, almost olive brine/game, though I believe this is 100% grenache, and attenuated tannin on the finish. This has taken a very savory turn, and the tannin on the finish is slightly attenuated. Yum! — 9 days ago

Jason, Josh and 12 others liked this

Clos des Papes

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2017

Koncentrerad och matig CdP. Ganska stor (40%) andel Mourvèdre i denna blend. Mörka bär, grafit, saltlakrits, garrigue. Något volatil. Bredaxlad men smidigt och i riktigt bra balans. Värd 899 kr = på sikt kanske. — 6 days ago

Joel, Andrew and 3 others liked this

Domaine Du Terme

Vacqueyras Red Rhone Blend 2018

I had it before, and this time I gave it a light chill and paired it with beef sirloin steak.

A blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah. Unfiltered and fined.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$22.
— 5 days ago

Alex, Paul and 21 others liked this

Château de Beaucastel

Coudoulet de Beaucastel Côtes du Rhône Red Rhône Blend 2009

Wow, this is amazing for a 12-year old Cotes du Rhone. Nose almost reminds me of mature Bordeaux (good shit, not regular Bordeaux). Cedar, earthy, dark spicy blackberry, iodine. Totally resolved and balanced in the mouth, with a remarkable fruit presence for a 12-yr. old. Tannins still there but super soft. Good acids. Just wow. — 13 days ago

Severn, Daniel and 12 others liked this

Domaine les Grands Bois

Cuvée Marc Rasteau Grenache Blend 2017

Big and bright. Lots of ripe dark fruit. Blackberry, cherry and plum. Black pepper as well as a hint of cardamom and nutmeg. Definitely some tannin left and it’s hot. Great with a steak. — 25 days ago

Château Gigognan

Côtes du Rhône Grenache

Fantastic blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre & Cinsault. Very fruit forward with strong notes of blackberry and plum. Goes down very smooth. Love it — 3 days ago

Eddie, Tom and 13 others liked this
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Emmanuelle Kreydenweiss

Les Grimaudes Costières-de-Nîmes Red Rhone Blend 2020

Dan R
9.1

40% Carignan 30% Grenache 20 / 10 Syrah Mourvèdre . Lovely wine, big but refined, elegant even for the region. High toned, cherry fruited, decent lift on the mid palate , was recommended with squid in a parsley sauce and it worked quite well. After tasting too much flat, dull, sweet Grenache here in the Gard this came off as downright refreshing. — 2 days ago

Anthony, David and 1 other liked this

Domaine de Fondrèche

Cuvée Nadal Côtes du Ventoux Red Rhone Blend 2011

2011. Very interesting up or down reviews on this wine. Several mention funky notes, where I tasted none. Several noted high tannins, where maybe mine had mellowed. Body was a little thin and it did take over an hour to start opening up, but I paired it with some Indian takeout and it paired great! — 2 days ago

Adam, Aravind and 1 other liked this