Rhône Valley

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

La Crau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2015

I took one whiff and a taste of this and remembered why I love CdP. Red and black berries, earthy, dried herbs, raspberry and coal dust. 60% Grenache; 20% Mourvèdre; 15% Syrah and 5% other permitted varieties Has depth and flavour but does it at just medium bodied. I didn’t realise I had a bottle in mid June 2023. I normally try to spread them out a bit. — 11 days ago

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E. Guigal

Brune et Blonde de Guigal Côte-Rotie Syrah 2019

AEL
9.0

Charred meat, crushed flowers, a savory note. This is great regardless of year. — 4 days ago

E. Guigal

La Mouline Côte-Rôtie Syrah 1988

Green pepper and bloody fruit. A meatiness. Gorgeous elemental stuff. Very fresh and vivacious. Lovely — a month ago

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Thierry Allemand

Cornas Reynard (R) Syrah 2007

Showed a little green but still undeniably Allemand. — 2 days ago

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Paul Jaboulet Aîné

Domaine de Thalabert Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 1990

Still very youthful color, medium-rich smoky, meaty aromas and flavors, long finish, these “Domaine de Thalabert” wines always seem to age particularly well in my experience, really an incredible Crozes!! — 11 days ago

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Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend

Tad maderized but very pretty fruit — 4 days ago

E. Guigal

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2017

[Tasted on September 25, 2023 at Jay’s house with Jay]

Red plum, red currant and sour cherry, with notes of leather, meat and forest floor. Well balanced wine with silky body.
— 8 days ago

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Thierry Allemand

Chaillot Cornas Syrah 2008

Great vintage for Allemand This had an intoxicating nose with dark fruit that was inky with a glycerin note, iron, meat, olive, pepper, savory spice & violet. Silky, balanced on the palate with a long finish. — 24 days ago

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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Syrah 1990

Slightly reticent on the nose. Not the greatest bottle of this, but not bad… just a little under. — a month ago

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