Ardèche, Rhône

Anders Frederik Steen

Cette Main Légèrement Serrée M'a Laissé Perplexe Carignan Chardonnay

perfect chilled, light mouthfeel but medium body. maybe a little grassy and wet. like a sunny summer rain shower. — 11 days ago

Ryan lowry

Ryan lowry

Read this as greasy and wet and I thought THOMAS THAT PERVERT

E. Guigal

Hermitage Syrah 1990

Shay A
9.2

Monthly WTF wine group meet up. Theme was “bring something good”. All wines (minus the bubbles and SB) were tasted blind.

This was opened after the BS was corked. Needed only about 30mins to blow off some funk and then settled in as expected. Not funky, and not as much iron as I would have thought. The fruit is all stewed and muddled, mainly red and black fruits, with red clay, oregano, and chewy fig. Drink up.
— 5 days ago

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Domaine Saint-Damien

Les Souteyrades Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2016

Chambord poured over crushed strawberries, hot stones, and garrigue. Under pinnings of animal and leather. Very tight, and wound, but that all works out with its fresh character and strong mineral backbone. Raw and angry, just perfect for young Gigondas — 6 days ago

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Domaine La Vrille et le Papillon

Z Blanc Viognier

Funky town apple juice — 2 months ago

Patrick & Christophe Bonnefond

Sensation du Nord Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes Syrah 2016

Definitely provides a “sensation” of the northern Rhône with its meaty, peppery black fruit, herbs and flowers but in an elegant package — 3 days ago

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Patrick Jasmin

Domaine Jasmin Cuvee Olea Cote-Rotie Syrah Viognier 2015

Lyle Fass
9.8

@Delectable Wine new cuvee called “Olea.” This is the best casks of Jasmin’s Côte Rotie. 95% Syrah, 5% Viognier. Nose is a bit closed right now with some wood but it blows off and gets insane in 10/15 minutes. This gets a new barrel treatment with a blend of Hungarian and French oak. But under that is dazzling blackberry, raspberry, even cassis and serious granite and rocks. Mint and spice and such a deep minerality and all accented by some sweet oak. Oak is integrating more and more with air. Nose gets almost dizzying. So perfumed. Smokey and meaty with also some gorgeous florals. Impossibly complex. Palate is stunning and this sucker is built to age. Really built to age with unreal depth of fruit and such amazing freshness. Wow. This is so refined and elegant. Amazing fruit purity. More black than red. So so long. This is incredible. To be this massive and so refined is quite a feat. The finish is endless and the freshness is something else. Wow. So so long. Insane concentration never heavy. Almost perfect but surely will be with age. — 6 days ago

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Oooh, this looks spectacular!
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2015. Impossible to get.

Anders Frederik Steen

Pure Magique pas des Chimiques Syrah Viognier

Tart cherry, prune and hibiscus. Charming sweet note on the finish. Very slight effervescence — 15 days ago

Andrea Calek

A Toi Nous Shiraz Grenache Blend

Balanced brilliance — 5 days ago

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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Syrah 2001

Haha... just wrong. One of the most well integrated wines I have ever had. Thrown off not getting the typical smoked meat/ olive tapenade characteristics of northern Rhône. Dark red fruits, slate, gamy, fresh pepper and the right amount of funk. Simply sublime — 3 days ago

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