Rasteau, Southern Rhône

Domaine les Grands Bois

Cuvée Marc Rasteau Grenache Blend 2016

Amazing. Great value. Drinks like a Chateauneuf-du-Pape (which makes sense since the grapes are only 5 miles away). Drinks smoothly, good tannins, excellent finish. I highly recommend this one. — 5 days ago

Domaine de Beaurenard (Paul Coulon et Fils)

Rasteau Côtes du Rhône Villages Red Rhone Blend 2007

I heard ‘07 was very good in Rhône so this guy is quite drinkable. Still not my cup of tea. Every degree of alcohol wears my palette quickly and I prefer burgs for that reason. Soft tannins and very floral nose — 10 days ago

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@Maciej Kurka very warm vintage I believe.

Château Mas Neuf

Armonió 2013

Mocha, oak, black currant, blackberry. Oaky and fruity nose but very pleasant. Full bodied palate with a strong acid backbone, some mocha and black currant touches all along, some nice dusty texture, lively tannins and very long finish with coffee and currant notes. Grenache noir, cabernet sauvignon and merlot from the most southern part of the cotes du rhones region. Very interesting — 2 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 — 13 days ago

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Domaine Elodie Balme

Côtes du Rhône Villages Rasteau Grenache Blend

Lunch in Arbois, this wine shared with us by a local Jura winemaker who worked in Napa in the eighties. This is from his friends winery in the Rhône. Slate minerality, rustic earth with pepper spice, soft palate, red fruits and nice acid. — 13 days ago

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Domaine Raspail-Ay

Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2015

Purple and garnet color with pink rim variation and noticeable tearing. Blackberry bramble, raspberry, and smoked meat on the nose. Lasting leather notes on the palate with strong tannins. — 2 days ago

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Château de Beaucastel

Hommage à Jacques Perrin Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2000

The nose immediately established this CDP as royalty, and the palate followed accordingly. Silky smooth, big and round. Black fruit, Asian spice, black truffles. Pure as heck, layered with so much going on while your nostrils are sending your brain unseen before signals of red flowers, bacon frying and fairy dust. Should not have been better than the ‘01 but it was unanimous winner blind. — 2 days ago

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@LM Segal LM a perfect 10 congratulations Cheers 🍷
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HaJP it's a great bottle!

Domaine de Verquiere

Rasteau Red Rhone Blend 2016

Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim and medium intensity.

Nice fruity nose with black currants, cherries, sweet raspberries, tobacco, spices, oak, light vanilla, bitter herbs, pencil lead, vegetables, dark chocolates, peppercorn and earth.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cherries, oak, cloves, spices, oak, licorice, earth, vegetables, graphite, bitter herbs, dark coffee and peppercorn.

Spicy finish with medium length and fine tannins.

This 3 year old Côte du Rhône Villages is peaking now. Showing nice complexity and mouthfeel, with a great nose.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (1 hour).

Wine Enthusiasts 89 points. Robert Parker 91 points.

Good by itself or with food. An easy drinking red wine. I paired it with light appetizers.

A blend of 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— a month ago

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Château de Saint-Cosme

Les Claux Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2006

Stunning nose, evocative of violets, lavender, garrigue. Velvety mouthfeel, power, finesse. Dark fruit, tar, wood, brooding. Drink for another 5-7 years. Fabulous. — 2 days ago

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Henri Bonneau

Réserve des Célestins Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2000

What a treat. May have guessed a Bordeaux on cork pop but with some air this reveals itself. Lots of dark fruit, leather, etc, on the nose. On the palate this really shines with deep fruit and incredible acid that carries throughout. Very long finish. A complete wine and perfect pairing partner for classic French fare. Heat from the alcohol is less noticeable than expected. Very nice! — 4 days ago

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