Gigondas, Southern Rhône

Famille Perrin

Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 1995

Slightly cloudy garnet ruby core . Some herbal and slightly funky undergrowth , dried red fruits, dried mushroom , tobacco and dried spices, touch medicinal also. On the palate still some fruit , dried red cherry, those sous bois notes , rose and spice , liquorice . Balanced acidity, noticeable slightly angular tannin. Ok length with just a touch of warmth , slightly smoky finish . This is mature and should be drunk as I don’t see it improving. Drink Now and next 5 years . — 9 days ago

Tom, Martin and 6 others liked this

Domaine Raspail-Ay

Gigondas Red Rhone Blend

Medium ruby color, fresh fruity smell right after opening the bottle. Plum, sour cherries sprinkled with some pepper. Maybe should be aged a little more for tannins to smooth slightly. — a month ago

E. Guigal

Côtes du Rhône Red Rhône Blend

GoodvWine that goes way back. — a month ago

Clos des Papes

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2015

Jan A
9.5

Over three years since I opened up the first bottle. Still young-ish but much easier to drink after a quick decant of half an hour. All the typical scents and taste of C9DP. Very balanced. Clearly from a warm climate but retaining ample freshness. Like it a lot. Hope I can keep my hands off it in the coming years to check in on the remaining bottles every couple of years — 7 days ago

Eric, Roman and 19 others liked this

Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc White Rhone Blend

Wow, just wow !!- a 17-year-old Rhône white from a well praised winery.  The blend is wonderful. Even 2 varietals I had never tasted before- Picardan and Bourboulenc. still drinking in near perfect harmony. I wish I had a case.  — 11 days ago

Château des Tours

Réserve Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend

Really delicious — 15 days ago

Ted, Shay and 3 others liked this

Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2009

Special bottle. Really in its sweet spot. Fragrant nose , with some Mourvèdre funk. Sweet tannins with dark red fruits. Some Tobacco and black olive. Matured further in glass over the hour and a half the bottle was consumed. Just left you want g more — 5 days ago

Joe, Paul and 15 others liked this

Château de la Gardine

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2011

We went off grid with this wine to accompany a delicious cheese selection. Had all the CdP descriptors without being heavy - medium to full bodied. Earthy with red berries - a tarry note. Good without being very good even with the age. — 15 days ago

Byron Hewett
with Byron
Byron, Tom and 18 others liked this
Bob McDonald

Bob McDonald Influencer Badge

Agreed. Are you still in Australia?
Byron Hewett

Byron Hewett Premium Badge

Yes. Back from Perth and Margaret River. I’ll send you an email with my thoughts! 10 wineries in 4 days, about 100 wines tasted.
9.1

Domaine du Pegau

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2004

Not enough VA! 😛 — 9 days ago

Austin, Steve and 5 others liked this