Rhône, France

Patrick & Christophe Bonnefond

Sensation du Nord Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes Syrah 2016

Definitely provides a “sensation” of the northern Rhône with its meaty, peppery black fruit, herbs and flowers but in an elegant package — 9 days ago

Severn, James and 4 others liked this

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. — a day 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. — 8 hours ago

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

E. Guigal

Hermitage Syrah 1990

Shay A

Monthly WTF wine group meet up. Theme was “bring something good”. All wines (minus the bubbles and SB) were tasted blind.

This was opened after the BS was corked. Needed only about 30mins to blow off some funk and then settled in as expected. Not funky, and not as much iron as I would have thought. The fruit is all stewed and muddled, mainly red and black fruits, with red clay, oregano, and chewy fig. Drink up.
— 11 days ago

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E. Guigal

La Doriane Condrieu Viognier 2017

Donald Patz

We brought it. Press doesn’t have this. A superstar Condrieu that struts around like it knows it is. Aromatic. Dense but not cloying. Delivers — 3 days ago

Shay, Alex and 13 others liked this

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 — 12 days ago

David, Anna and 1 other liked this

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. — a day ago

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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Syrah 2001

Haha... just wrong. One of the most well integrated wines I have ever had. Thrown off not getting the typical smoked meat/ olive tapenade characteristics of northern Rhône. Dark red fruits, slate, gamy, fresh pepper and the right amount of funk. Simply sublime — 9 days ago

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Jack, Shay and 11 others liked this

Domaine les Aphillanthes

Caesar Côtes du Rhône Grenache 2004

Coming around nicely. Drinks young and still has a long life ahead. Ripe red and dark fruit with integrated tannins. — 7 days ago

Clive, Ron and 8 others liked this

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 — 11 hours ago

Robert, Alex and 4 others liked this