Chateau De Fonsalette

Château Rayas

Château de Fonsalette Réservé Côtes du Rhône White Rhône Blend 2000

Very nice ruby red color. Very perfumed nose of strawberry jam, blackcurrant, cloves, some earthy notes, leather. Super smooth attack. Velvety tannins. So intense, so layered, so smooth, so elegant. Finish is so long and. Perfect. — 5 months ago

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Thierry Allemand

Reynard Cornas Syrah 2007

Compared to the juge and the fonsalette, this was totally reserved. Meat, olive, sage, granite and plum. Dark fruits, and for Syrah, a subtle aroma. This wine is very young but I would not call it closed up. Fairly tannic as well. — 4 years ago

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Chateau de Fonsalette

Réservé Côtes du Rhône Syrah 1989

Definitely more youthful, both color wise and primary fruit wise, but not as super complex on the palate, this might need another 10-15 years (at least) to reach maturity, another amazing CdR Syrah from Jacques Reynaud!! — 5 months ago

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Domaine Gramenon

Sierra du Sud Côtes du Rhône Syrah

Phenomenal value for an ageable Syrah heavy Cotes du Rhone. Like a baby fonsalette, cracked pepper red and purple fruit savory warm sand and herbs. Light to medium body, crushable with great acid and still kicking on day 2. — a year ago

Alex Lallos
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Super! Dark with boysenberry and sous bois nose. At its peak but will continue to evolve. Lovely

Domaine des Tours

Réserve Vin de Pays de Vaucluse Red Rhone Blend 2012

Blood orange,liquorice , strawberry, violet (?), grilled meat(?!) on the nose. I could spend the evening with my nose upon this glass! What a nose ! Blood orange again on the palate which tends to have this bitter feeling all along the acid backbone. Red fruits around there too. Not as Burgundian and ethereal and precise as the chateau (cdr) in the same vintage but I can feel the lineage here. The finish is long with a bitter salty touch. Wow again. For a 13€ price-tag I could have this any given day. Perhaps one of the best value ever encountered. I can’t wait to open the big big brother fonsalette — 4 years ago

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Château Rayas

Chateau de Fonsalette Réservé Côtes du Rhône Syrah 1983

Dark color still, meaty, bacon, dark fruits, so complex for a mere Cotes du Rhône, very long finish, this is just outstanding!! — 5 months ago

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Château Rayas

Réservé Pignan Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenache

One of the trick wines brought to a Burg tasting. Only remember the floral nose with a bit of greenness (stems) and tinge of sweetness at the end. The last bit should have revealed the producer. On the second day, the wine is very much more Rhone like and reminds me of Fonsalette but much more ethereal and airy. Nose is dominated by figs compote, prunes, raisins. Luscious and has nice density that I don't come across from Burgs. Lovely! — 4 years ago

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