Rhône, France

Château Rayas

Château Des Tours Réservé Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2012

I bought this bottle 5 years ago for 16 EUR and I'm not sure about the current pricetag but man what a bargain it was. I had to dig deep into my cellar to pull this one but I'm so glad I did..
This is unlike anything I know from that region.
The nose is blood orange and olive and garrigue. The palate is magnificent. A very strong acid backbone, a very dry mouthfeel with those blood orange notes all along. A huge width and an soft mouthfeel, a power house of a mid palate with carressing tannins which create a drying layer, and eventually a very long, everlasting finish with that blood orange note which turns into blood orange peel in the end with a tiny bitter twist. This is greatness before my eyes (and tastebuds)
— 10 days ago

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Daniel M

Daniel M

Correction : 21 EUR

Jaillance

Tradition Clairette de Die

NV Fresh fruit salad and yoghurt for breakfast. Eating in the garden. And this festive sparkler with irresistible Muscat Clairette liveliness. Underestimated. Have a good Sunday! — a day ago

Anthony, Severn and 8 others liked this
Sarah O'Kelley

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Cool I’ve actually never had one of these

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Mon Coeur Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2019

Nariz: cereza, ciruela, regaliz, especies, pimienta, jalea, pimiento verde

Boca: Tanino M, Acidez M, Alcohol M+
— 6 days ago

Ericsson, Mike and 4 others liked this

M. Chapoutier

Monier de La Sizeranne Hermitage Syrah

History of Chapoutier family dates back to the early 19th century when current owner Michel Chapoutier’s great-, great-, great-grandfather Marius purchased estate & famous l’Hermitage vineyards. Medium Ruby with aromas of rich red/black fruits and spice. On the palate raspberry, cherry & black currant flavors with notes of oak. Firm tannins, well balanced ending with fruit, spice and cedar. Very nice! Tasting Sample. Has lots of room to bottle evolve. — 7 days ago

Jason, Alex and 5 others liked this
Tom Casagrande

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Delectable thinks this is a “Viognier blend”? Huh.
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@Delectable Wine the Sizeranne is made from Syrah. 🙂

Sylvain Bock

Suck a Rock Red Rhône Blend 2018

Having made my way through the line of Bocks, Suck a Rock is probably my favorite - it’s uncomplicated and balanced - dark berries and minerals.

Raspberry, blackberry, violets, chalk dust.

Clean and focused.
— 12 days ago

Eddie, Sharon and 14 others liked this

Gauthier Brothers

Crozes-Hermitage White Rhone Blend 2019

This is really really good. A wine to have with food. Not over the top. Wow. A wine to buy a case of.

Nose is so mineral. Hint of tropical fruit. As it opens so elegant.

Palate is mostly mineral. First impression is almost chablisien. Then you get some nice tropical fruit. Great balance. As it opens a mountain stream infused with peaches and papayas. So elegant. Like tropical Chablis. Delicious in an elegant way.

Not a lot of affordable drinkable rhone wines. Especially when young. You can have this with fish, veggies, chicken.

Bought from fass selections.
— 8 days ago

Severn, Aravind and 1 other liked this

Mas Serra

Vacqueyras Red Rhone Blend 2018

There is a little funk at first. Then comes tapenade, fig, bacon, blackberry, Provence herbs. The palate is very nice and smooth although quite acid driven, but with a soft mouthfeel and a nice blackberry note. There is a good width and a bit of weight, a spherical mid palate with a good tannic kick leaving a layer of dust on the finish which is mainly fruity with a bacon note. It's very surprising to find that bacon note that I usually associate with Northern Rhone syrah. This is a very good surprise. — 10 days ago

Peter, Alex and 11 others liked this

Château de Saint-Cosme

Hominis Fides Gigondas Grenache 2018

Blend of 70% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, 14% Syrah and 1% Cinsault, aged in both new and used oak, Deep Ruby with purple edges and aromas of dark berry fruits and herb pepper spice. On the palate cherry and blackberry with some spice on fine tannins. Full-bodied with nice mouthfeel on a long finish ending with herby forest floor character. Tasted twice, nice! — 8 days ago

Alex, Paul and 13 others liked this

Domaine Notre Dame des Pallières

Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2018

Deep ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of black cherry, ripe blackberry, underbrush, herbs de Provence, baking spices; dry, medium acid, medium ripe tannins, medium alcohol, full body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; quite rich and ripe, delicious — 15 days ago

Mike, Daniel P. and 3 others liked this

Thierry Allemand

Reynard Cornas Syrah 2001

Another great one from the master showing dark fruits, graphite, spice, floral, meat & violet. Still very youthful at 20 yrs with amazing complexity & balance — 8 days ago

Aravind, Jan and 15 others liked this