Rasteau, Southern Rhône

Domaine Gourt de Mautens (Jérôme Bressy)

Rasteau Red Rhone Blend 2001

Austere at first, thought maybe the fruit was gone but just needed an hour of air. Consider drinking soonish though. Tastes like lots of Grenache and lots of whole clusters. Leads with leather, animal, dried herbs, coffee grounds and eventually dark red cherries in syrup and cinnamon red hots enter the mix. Clearly from warmer southerly / mediterranean climes but there is still a sense of freshness and acidity here — 15 days ago

Steven Perlman
with Steven
Severn, Eric and 16 others liked this

Château Rayas

Château Des Tours Réservé Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2009

Intensely aromatic on the nose and deep and mouth coating on the palate. Kirsch cherries, black cherry liquor, lots of exotic spices and purple flowers. It’s a powerful wine and the ripeness of the vintage shows, but it still displays an underlying elegance and seductive nature that comes inevitably with anything Emmanuel Raynaud of Château Rayas, touches. — 11 days ago

Josh, Ryan and 4 others liked this

Clos Saint Jean

La Combe des Fous Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2003

Bon mes attentes étaient quand meme éleve, dans mon CellarTracker c’était indiqué 2005, je voulais me faire plaisir mais en enlevant la capsule je remarque l’inscription 2003! Bon sang, le producteur s’est trompé de bouchon... mais non l’acheteur c’est trompé de millésisme qui est timidement indiqué à l’endos de la bouteille. Somme tout, la bouteille était tres agréable, on reconnaissait la chauffe du millésisme, la prune, les fruits cuits. Rien de comparable à un 2005 bu il y a deca quelques années déjà! Helas! Il m’en reste une autre que j’ouvrirai tres bientot probablement à l’automne avec un bon plat mijoté — 15 days ago

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Benoit Duhamel

Benoit Duhamel

Quand même spécial... tu avais acheté à la SAQ ou LCBO ? Au moins tu pourras te consoler en te disant que tu as bu le premier millésime produit...
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Domaine de Beaurenard (Paul Coulon et Fils)

Vin Doux Naturel Rasteau Grenache Blend 2015

Vintage 2015 | Balanced sweetness with a lot of freshness, great effort — 14 days ago

Josh, Daniel P. and 13 others liked this

Domaine Catherine Le Goeuil

Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2017

Classic profile, mineral, flowers, no flab. Zinging acidity & herbal notes put this a cut above. Simple and delicious. — 11 days ago

Alsu Shakirova
with Alsu
Chris, Matthew and 6 others liked this
Matthew Cohen

Matthew Cohen

Impressive to find a fresh flabless Rhône white.

Brotte

La Marasque Gigondas Grenache Blend 2014

Fully resolved and delicate. Very little tannic grip left here, but what’s left is effortless to drink. Pure cherry liqueur, cedar, burnt orange. — 9 hours ago

Eric, Shawn and 2 others liked this

Domaine des Tours

Vin de Pays de Vaucluse Red Rhone Blend 2015

Jeff Ames
9.0

Pretty wine. Clearly not Rayas but family profile on aromatics. Very lite color but yummy wine. — 2 days ago

Paul, David and 5 others liked this

Romain Duvernay

Rasteau Red Rhône Blend 2016

John Howard
9.1

Big, modern and delicious. Great with short ribs. — 9 days ago

Jason, Jonathan and 11 others liked this

Domaine Santa Duc

Les Hautes Garrigues Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2012

Carries the cool signature of the vintage well. Fresh, with lift and dance on the palate. A fun departure from Les Hauts Garrigues pre-2010, love the the purity and acidity here. Its very smokey and roasty (not overripe however) with lovely interwoven brett and savory, garrigue character. Nice cooling herbs and juniper elements. Fruit intact and humming along nicely, this is drinking great right now. — a day ago

Ira, Adam and 3 others liked this

E. Reynaud

La Pialade de Rayas Côtes du Rhône Red Rhône Blend 2014

Alex Lallos
9.2

Very light and cloudy. Totally has rayas funk. Starts off very secondary with notes of artichoke, green tobacco, nutmeg and cardamom, then shows some brilliant bright fruit (cranberry, cherry, and grapefruit rind). Elegant and feminine. Truly Grenache. Give it time in the glass and realize a kaleidoscope. — 10 days ago

Lee Lightfoot
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Eric, Josh and 10 others liked this
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Light dusty tobacco artichoke all secondary for the first half hour, opened up to ruby red grapefruit and raspberry tea later...
9.2