100% Syrah from this outstanding estate in Gigondas. Dark purple color. Beautiful aromatics of dark cherry, plum and black currant with hints of black licorice, anise, truffle and dried herbs. Deep Black cherry flavors with black pepper spice on the long finish. Soft tannins and very fresh tasting. Outstanding value! — 3 days ago
Nice surprise!! Have swerved this CDR in the past having never heard glowing reviews. But this half was the only 37.5 available when I needed a wine last night, so thought it worth a try. Brilliant QPR on this entry level wine from E. Guigal, a blend of predominantly Syrah with a dose of Grenache & Mourvèdre. Dark, enticing, very youthful from the excellent 2015 vintage. I shall buy more and keep a few for years to come - this should age reasonably well in the mid-term. — 4 days ago
Deep ruby hue. Fruit and anise notes with blackberry bramble, ripe blueberries, cassis, plum sauce, molasses, leather, smoked meat and peat moss; fresh and lively flavors. ABV 14.5%. Vintage 2016.
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I love this wine and usually drink it the year of release or soon after. I’ve been drinking the 2016 in 2019. But I had left a 2014 in the cellar for a couple of years as an experiment. Tannins have faded too much and it is a bit too soft. They are still there but it seems more fruit forward, a bit jammy. I like a bit more tannic grip. Still has great complexity in the fruit profile, though, and spices and herbs. — 20 hours ago
Awesome meaty and bloody nose. Feral and gamey. Utterly Syrah. Unreal nose. So so pure and aromatic. Glorious palate. Chewy and dense but also incredibly fresh with insane energy and incisive acids and loads of red berry fruit and all types of granite. Lovely barely there sweetness. Very pure. Great wine. Nice cutting and ripe tannins. Finishes so granitic. So juicy. Great Brezeme! Long. Can age for 10 more years but amazing today . — 21 days ago
Really enjoyed drinking this wine! Nice balance of lightness without being watery, mouthfeel without being lingering. — 4 days ago
Grenache blend with Syrah and Carignan. Dark and brambly, lush, lavender, baking spice and black pepper, stewed prunes, mineral tannins. 45-yr-old, organically farmed vines. NY Times 20 under $20, Feb. 2020. From Flatiron Wines. — 6 days ago
For $10.00 its another no brainer from K&L
2018 Domaine de l'Ermitage "Victor" Costières de Nîmes Blanc
Costières de Nîmes is at the southernmost part of the Rhône Valley, on the opposite bank from Châteauneuf-du-Pape. One of our best new finds is Château de l'Ermitage, which produces three terrific values with immanent drinkability. The estate's history traces back to the 12th century when the winery produced wine for the pilgrims of St-Jacques de Compostelle who were traveling the Santiago de Compostela. The property is now owned by the Castillon family, and today Michel and his son Jerome manage the vineyards and winemaking. The "Victor" is named for the first member of the Castillon family to own the property. The blend is 60% Roussanne, 30% Grenache Blanc, and 10% Viognier. The soil consists of large pebbles from the Durance river which long predates the Rhône and vines average 20 years. Expect a richer palate from the Grenache Blanc and Roussanne, with lovely aromatics from the Viognier. The winery is certified Terra Vitis (sustainable).
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