Tavel, Southern Rhône

Eric Pfifferling (Domaine de l'Anglore)

L'Anglore "Vintage" Tavel Rosé 2015

Hazy ruby - more like a light red than a rosé. Pure red fruits, garrigue, mineral. Wonderful wine for friends-giving 😍 — 21 days ago

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Domaine du Pegau

Cuvée Réservée Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2003

Tawny. Almost opaque. Great nose. Herbal. Notes of earthy red fruit, some tart black cherry, herbs de Provence, and gravel stone. Nice smooth texture in the mouth. Gave it 7 hours of air time. For the vintage this was surprisingly not over the top, and very much enjoyable. — 3 days ago

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Château Rayas

Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenache Blend 1985

Tasted blind. Reddish tawny color. Edges suggest its old. Notes of strawberry, raspberry, iron, roses. Some zing and power in the nose. Slaps your face when tasted. Sappy. Powerful impact. Long finish. Other guesses were in Burgundy land eg Griotte but I went with 90 Rayas. Bingo. — 7 days ago

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Incredible

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

La Crau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2016

Earlier this year when I was first getting acquainted with the 2016 vintage from the Southern Rhône, I made the comment that it reminded me of the 2010 vintage. I’m now more convinced than ever that it is one of the most classical vintages of the last twenty years and will drink well for decades...and 2017 might be nipping at it’s heals. Anyway, let’s talk a little bit about this wine. I’ve never been a huge Vieux Telegraph guy, despite the near universal adoration it received from others. Maybe it’s because it’s such an archetypal wine of the region and therefor sort of bores me. But on its own, in 2016, without other CdP’s on the table, this was really very good and worthy of its merits. Lucious bramble fruit and minerals with black pepper and a lovely lavender/garrigue mix. The tannins are firm but fine, like other 2016’s. And there’s good acid too. Very well balanced. — 17 days ago

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Domaine de Bréseyme

Brézème Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2017

@delectable @vinous @isthereanybodyoutthere Domaine de breseyme blanc

A dense tropical cocktail. On the nose. On the palate. Some honey. A perfect match with curried turkey over rice. Yeah. Top that for esoteric.

Seriously a Tuesday night change of pace with white wine food. Fun.

Bought from fass selections.
— 3 days ago

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Matthew Cohen

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@delectAble @antoniogalloini @vinous Blanc means white Maybe I should say Bianco.

Clos Saint Michel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2013

Ken Z
8.9

Drank 12/9/19. Nice with porchetta spiced pork chops

Nose of red currants and underbrush. Similar palate. Well balanced, but slightly muted. Medium to firm tannins. Long finish. I was expecting a bit more from a CDP, but nice nonetheless.

3/21/7/4/4 +50 =89 pts.
— 6 days ago

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Château de Montfrin

Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend

Soft ripened fruits and Lilacs..
This is a lovely CDR if your in the mood for a thoughtful, yet easy going type of juice.
Black cherry, prune, piñon, with a all encompassing gritty, yet finesse full of tannins. A lovely Drinker for quiet contemplation,
— 15 days ago

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A glass of this would be good! Cheers!💀

Domaine Les Ondines

Vacqueyras Grenache Blend 2017

Delectable Wine
9.1

This spicy, Grenache-based Vacqueyras exudes Provençal lushness and charm, with abundant raspberry, bitter cherry and floral notes. Substantial enough for rich winter fare, the 2017 also has the energy to pair well with lighter foods. It’s still young, so a quick decant is in order. $25.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2019) — 13 days ago

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Château Rayas

Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Clairette Grenache Blanc 2007

First whiff almost medicinal which blew off. I decanted half and kept half in the bottle to compare. Tasted from the bottle first. Aromas of quince, peach,grapefruit and a touch of honey. On the palate - WOW - mouthfilling of profound intensity - honey and toffee notes with a refreshing twist of grapefruit to finish off. A full bodied rich white made up of 50% Grenache Blanc and 50% Clairette. Unctuous yet with vibrant energy and enough acid to stop it being blowsy. Great winemaking. Equally as enjoyable as a mature Grand Cru White Burgundy - My first Rayas Blanc and it was a stunning experience. One of the whites of the year! Then I tried the half that had been decanted and it had a little of that vibrant energy decanted out of it. To compare scores: 98 straight out of the bottle and 96 for the decanted version. — 14 days ago

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@Ceccherini Cristiano Absolutely agree. This was very much a Wow wine for me. Pity it was so expensive but it is Rayas I suppose.
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It used to be terribly cheaper😢
David T

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Beautiful producer.