Château Côtes Bernateau

Cibonne

Côtes de Provence "Cru Classe" Rouge Tibouren 2020

Much hyped as one of the best Rose out there. More orange in colour than pink. Pretty much the classic nose and what you would expect. There is a very pleasant salty minerality at the beginning that sadly went away. In the end i think the difference between a good, bad and excellent Rose will always be minimal. I do like a Rose but paying anything over €15 seems like a waste of money — 2 days ago

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Château Beauchêne

Grande Réserve Côtes du Rhône White Rhone Blend 2020

A new style for me.

Nose: meaty, savory, saline…almost some onions. Bagels. Onion bagels??! Mexican food?!? Wow, the Mexican food images really sticks, now I keep smelling tacos…

Taste: heavy, peachy, grapey, sweet onions and herbs, white flowers, honeysuckle, vanilla…almond, apricot. Long finish. I don’t drink a lot of white wine, so my experience (and vocabulary) are both limited here…and I can’t decide if I love it or hate it- it is funky compared to what I am used to…but very complex, and clearly well made stuff. I’ll go 90!
— 4 days ago

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E. Guigal

Côtes du Rhône White Rhone Blend 2018

No formal notes - this is the last of 6 bottles. Notes of mandarin and honeysuckle - luscious - the perfect Winter white. See previous Delectable notes. A regular purchase for me. More than 50% Viognier together with Roussanne and other Rhone white grapes. Amazing consistency considering Guigal makes over 700,000 bottles per year. — 2 days ago

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Ron R

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I must find some of this. How on earth to you make wine on an industrial scale, and still produce a super product. Now that is genius.
Bob McDonald

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I couldn’t agree more Ron. It’s the same with their Rouge. Apparently they pay top Euro for good grapes from the growers, yet manage to produce an affordable every day wine. Somebody like Sherry Lehmann or Costco should have it?

Domaine de L'Ile

Porquerolles Blanc Côtes de Provence Rolle 2021

This is a lovely, pale pink rosé from an island vineyard clean, crisp acidity and charming red fruit aromas of strawberry, raspberry and cherry with a persistent grapefruit note lingering on the palate. Delicate but long on the palate. Organic; 31% Mourvèdre, 29% Cinsault, 20% Syrah, 15% Grenache, 5% Tibouren — 9 days ago

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E. Guigal

Côtes du Rhône Red Rhône Blend 2018

The first of 12 and an annual purchase for me. Must be the best value red wine on the planet - $24 AUD per bottle. 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre. I don’t know what the annual production would be but it would have to be well over a million bottles. I love Phillipe Guigals philosophy in that he says the CDR is the most important wine they produce because it is the wine most people will first be introduced to the Estate. Fresh savoury red fruits with raspberry to the fore. Quaffable and smashable. — 2 days ago

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Ray Vanderhoff

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Agree with you completely, Bob. Outstanding quality for the price.
John Bratincevic

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Astonishingly, I’ve never had this (that I can remember). Will pick up a bottle on my next run.
Bob McDonald

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I had to Google the annual production of the Guigal CdR Rouge and would you believe for 2018 it was 4,500,000 bottles!!! A phenomenal effort.

Domaine Le Soula

Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes Grenache Blend 2016

Been waiting for years to get back to London and bring this home as it’s only available at Berry Bros. & Rudd as far as I know. Remarkable mineral and acidic cut for a southern French white, like a Loire chenin but with a bit more heft and roundness. Green mango, bitter grapefruit, honey, pear, smoke and spice on the finish. Worth checking a bag for! — 6 days ago

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Château Le Clos du Notaire

Côtes de Bourg Red Bordeaux Blend 2013

2018 vintage. 75% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Cabernet Franc. Amélie Osmond and Victor Mischler are doing an amazing job at this beautiful estate since 2015. This 2018 is an energetic wine bursting with red and black fruits, combined with cedary and flowery notes. A serious fruit concentration, balanced by a solid ripe tannic structure, balancing acidity and good length. Should age well for at least 5 more years. Terrific value. Highly recommended. Abv 14,5%. — 16 days ago

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Château Miraval

Côtes de Provence Rosé Blend

This is simply a very good glass of rose wine. Not overly done on the fruit and even some herby notes (thyme). Nice on the wood and tannins even at 5 years old! — 10 days ago

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Cibonne

Cuvée Spéciale Côtes de Provence Tibouren 2020

@Josh Morgenthau ‘s review captures the beauty of this vintage well. Ripe berries laced with an attractive herbal bitterness. Medium-bodied, gorgeous mouthfeel. Drinking beautifully now. — 11 days ago

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Jean-Luc Colombo

La Goulue on Madison "Les Abeilles" Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2016

Ruby, purple edges with aromas of red berry fruits and herb notes. On the palate flavors of ripe blackberry and raspberry with dried flower, licorice and spice. Firm tannins on medium finish ending with a herb mineral fruit character. Drink now no aging benefit. — 7 days ago

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