Rasteau, Southern Rhône

E. Guigal

Côtes du Rhône Red Rhône Blend 2016

A blend of 50% Syrah, 40% Grenache & 10% Mourvèdre with pleasing aromas of berries and spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry and cherry with smoke and savory spice. Long finish, spicy tannins ending with earthy herbs. Great value, tasting well now. — a day ago

Juan, Tom and 2 others liked this

Les Vignerons de Tavel

Cuvée Royále Rosé Rhône Blend

Are people scared to give highest laud to deep rosés filled with soul, complexity, texture, and maybe not perfect balanced but if it were it would be a wine to watch ? This bottle could keep you entertained for a night as is keep speaking and its words bring you in. — 10 days ago

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👏🏼I laud you for the marvelous photo & the Tavel!@Ellen Clifford

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

La Crau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2009

Mid to pale dirty red - like garnet in colour. Sweet ripe raspberry notes with a smelly nuance - a touch of Brett which is not unusual in CdP in my experience. That note blew off after a couple of hours. Interestingly Barb thought a baked apple note which I didn’t get but I see James Molesworth did, albeit 10 years ago. Palate is medium bodied with those savoury spicy raspberry earthy flavours from the nose. Medium minus acid, still with good grip with a little bitterness to finish off - not off putting. I was advised to drink this 2009 before the older 2007 - the latter being a special vintage. — 10 days ago

Paul, Juan and 25 others liked this

Domaine de la Mordorée

La Dame Rousse Tavel Rosé Blend 2020

Star bright vibrant pink. A bit paler than I’m used to with Tavel. Medium full palate or ripe strawberry, earthy cherry, and stern mineral. Medium plus acidity. No tannins but a decidedly tannin-esque mouthfeel. Medium finish. 2020 was a superb growing season in southern France and this Tavel is a spectacular example of the effects of that vintage. Pale as it is, it still delivers that distinctly Tavel punch on the nose and palate that makes it an excellent wine for a wide range of foods. Take it to your Thanksgiving table for a stellar T-Day pairing. Drink now or hold through 2030 for a classic Tavel experience. — 13 days ago

Keith, Daniel and 2 others liked this

Domaine de la Vieille Julienne

La Bosse Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2018

Excellent CDR. Big, concentrated, but elegant and retrained. Intense tannins, long finish. Minerals and minerals and violets and pomegranates fold into a soft texture. — 4 days ago

Eddie, Peter and 14 others liked this

Le Vieux Donjon

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 1990

Color still pretty youthful, ripe dark fruits, but also showing some heat in the finish, solid finish, been a fan of Vieux Donjon for a very long time, but no doubt the alcoholic heat detracts just a bit. For me, another example of a 1990 southern Rhône where overripeness has won out, contrasted with the still fresh, lively and well-balanced 1989s!! — 3 days ago

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Burle

Les Pallieroudas Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 1989

Really terrific bottle of old Grenache, was previously always a bit rustic, but this bottle was at peak, round and wonderfully balanced, lovely bottle sweetness, long finish, absolutely wonderful!! — 6 days ago

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Hermes, Aravind and 5 others liked this

Château de Montfaucon

Lirac Rosé Blend 2020

What a beautifully full but energetic body this has! There’s salinity balls sting ruby grapefruit, ripe raspberries and peaches. Deeeeeeliteful — 5 days ago

Trixie, Josh and 7 others liked this

Château de Saint-Cosme

Côtes du Rhône Syrah 2020

Bought this at the recommendation of a Master Somm. Great price point for a delightful wine. Don't let the high alcohol fool you. This wine does deliver. — 3 days ago

Severn, Josh and 2 others liked this

Paul Jaboulet Aîné

Les Cèdres Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 1978

Dark tawny color, almost opaque. Notes of black cherry, earth and dirt, along with some herbs. Masculine in its approach. Tannins still present. Notes of pepper and unsweetened chocolate also appear. Guesses were all over the map with this one... nobody could find the continent nor grape varietals. I was in 60's Cal Cab land. — 3 days ago

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