Rhône Valley

André Perret

Clos Chanson Condrieu Viognier 2012

Pale to mid Lemon in Colour. Aromas of musk to begin with like being with a bunch of old hippies! Then diced nuts like almond. On the palate a thick and ample mouth feel with notes of pear - unctuous. M+ Intensity with M- acid. Difficult to see new world Viogniers approaching the quality of this Condrieu. It really is delicious. Drink now at its peak. — 2 days ago

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@Bob McDonald -Great property & winemaking! Cheers
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@Billy L. Yes Billy agreed. When it comes to Condrieu I have more Andre Perret than any other producer.

Tardieu-Laurent

Hermitage Syrah 2008

Shay A
9.3

Monthly WTF wine group meet up. This month is new world vs old world Rhône’s. All wines tasted blind. 3 flights.

Drinking really nice right now. Black peppercorn spice, roasted dark red and black fruits, and some smoked meat. Didn’t pick up a lot of iron. Smooth. Good acidity and tannin. Thanks
@Bill Makens
— 9 days ago

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Mickaël Bourg

Les P'tits Bouts Cornas Syrah 2016

Lyle Fass
9.6

The new kid on the block. Wow. What a nose. Stunning. Sick. The whole cluster and no new wood shows. Smells like classic stuff. Blackberry, cassis, smoke, leather, blueberry, big berry, lavender, so so floral, really really pungent and detailed. Mint, brown sugar and shows ripeness but also insane complexity. Palate is at once round and exhibits huge finesse but also shows super ripe fruit and stunning purity. Superb refinement and precision. This is so beautiful. Such fine tannins. This has the extra that makes it a top Cornas. — 15 days ago

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P'tits are great.
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@Severn Goodwin this is ridiculous

Domaine des Rémizières

Cuvée Émilie Hermitage Syrah 1999

Smoky, meaty, peppery, dark fruited Syrah. Barnyard, damp earth and black tea.
On the more modern side of the spectrum in its adolescence, but nowadays, as a grown-up, it’s starting to show a more gentle and nuanced personality.
I do not reach RP/Jeb-scores, but this certainly is a 93 in my book.
— 6 days ago

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Domaine du Cayron

Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2010

Nice and savoury with notes of dried raspberry. Barely medium bodied. A great food wine in this case Chicken with stir fried vegetables and gnocchi. A fine example of mature Gigondas made by 3 sisters. Like this Grenache dominant southern Rhone style - one of the 1001 Wines. — 6 days ago

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Domaine de Trévallon

Vin de Pays des Bouches-du-Rhône Red Blend 2010

the entire lineup from a recent trevallon tasting. the standouts were the 01 and 12 which were both exceptional heavenly and perfect.

09 and 10 were a bit tight and need more time to open up. 2007 and 2015 were great.

the whites were very interesting and eclectic , the 16 was way too young though.
— 22 days ago

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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

L'Hermitage Syrah 2008

This had lots of dark cherry & raspberry that was still youthful & tightly wound showing earth, iron, black pepper, olive, underbrush & violets. — 4 days ago

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J. V. Fleury

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2015

Dark purple in color with a short purple rim.

Light nose of blueberries, currants, plums, oak, licorice, spices, espresso, red candy, cola, vegetables, leather, earth, black tea and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, smoke, tobacco leaf, vegetables, vinaigrette, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee and black pepper.

Long tangy finish with firm tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a young Syrah from Northern Rhône. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel and nice complexity.

Good by itself or with food. Better after 2 hours of airtime when it shows the tannins.

Still young and needs another 5 to 10 years of additional bottle time.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers, but it was really good with Brie cheese.

100% Syrah grapes were aged in French oak barrels for 6 months.

13% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$30.
— 3 days ago

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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Syrah

Excellent Northern Rhône tasting through J.L. Chave’s 1989, 1990, 1999, 2004, 2009 Hermitage, as well as the 2014 St. Joseph. ‘90 and ‘09 were my noted favorites. — 2 days ago

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Domaine Alain Voge

Cuvée Vieilles Vignes Cornas Syrah 2015

This was richly styled, balanced showing good length & a velvety texture with black cherry, berry fruits, mineral driven, licorice spice & violets. — 2 days ago

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