@Delectable Wine - This is majority, if not 100%, Syrah. It’s not a Grenache blend.
I was skeptical. I usually don’t like Syrah from the Southern Rhône. It’s usually blocky and uninteresting. But this. Put this blind in a group of Saint Josephs and no one bats an eye. Cracked pepper, dark berry, granite, and pink grapefruit rind. So lively in the mouth. Clingy and stoney. Delicious. — 16 days ago
Gosh I love these flavorful and fresh Rhone village wines--particularly when they come in at a drinkable ALC; in this case 13.5%. Drinking beautifully now and for the foreseeable future. But why wait? Vintage: 2013. — 9 days ago
Rosewater fragrances complimenting earthy tones.slighltly tart chocolates flavor with a lovely finish — 8 days ago
Beautiful strawberry color with ripe strawberry and raspberry on the nose. Assertive and fruit forward with ripe berries. Out first Tavel and much more assertive than roses we've had in the past. — 2 days ago
Medium ruby red with garnet edges. Elegant and layered nose with lavender, olives, strawberries and graphite. Medium tannins (5.5/10) and medium bodied. Fresh acidity. Balanced palate with floral notes, white pepper, raspberries, strawberries, minerality and a touch of leather. Long and dry finish. Drink till 2022.
Amazing value for around $20.00. Believe this is 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvèdre. — 17 days ago
That is pretty damn sensational. I have never rode up Mount Ventoux. But now I have at least drank the wines of the surrounding vineyards. Thanks for the taste famalie Brunier. — 11 days ago
Incredible power and structure. Aeration will reveal more fruit and floral elements. Tannins nearly overwhelming at first, but expanded more with time. Garrigue, licorice, lavender, intense minerality. This baby needs a lot of time, but will be an exhilarating wine to taste down the road. Gigondas continues to be one of the true gems in all of France for quality and value.
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One of the trick wines brought to a Burg tasting. Only remember the floral nose with a bit of greenness (stems) and tinge of sweetness at the end. The last bit should have revealed the producer. On the second day, the wine is very much more Rhone like and reminds me of Fonsalette but much more ethereal and airy. Nose is dominated by figs compote, prunes, raisins. Luscious and has nice density that I don't come across from Burgs. Lovely! — 16 days ago
Brambly nose of kirsch and licorice initially led to an angular but pure, classically Grenache palate. Fast forward 3 hrs in the decanter and every hard edge ironed out, soft, ripe red berry around a kirschy-smooth core. This’ll hold for years but don’t wait if you can give it a decant. — 23 days ago