Vaucluse, Rhône

Domaine des Tours

Réserve Vin de Pays de Vaucluse Red Rhone Blend 2014

2014.
Magique..comme toujours !!!
— 4 days ago

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Mario Vaillancourt

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Quelle signature!!
Sylvain Rhainds

Sylvain Rhainds

Un grand vin....unique et atypique...mon domaine préféré...rien de moins!
Mario Vaillancourt

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Très vrai....J’aime beaucoup aussi

Patrick Jasmin

La Chevaliere 2018

Lyle Fass
9.2

Big, ebbullient and deep nose. Black berry, black cherry, granite, some herbs as well. Very pretty and very refined for a Chevaliere. Palate is dense, juicy and explosive with awesome tiny berry red fruited intensity and a lovely granite cleanse on the finish and then a lovely hit of olive. Juicy and really nice tannins. This needs more finesse to be a Cote Rotie but it is close! Terrific power and concentration. Lovely wine. — 13 days ago

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Domaine Notre Dame des Pallières

Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2018

Color of light purple, quite clear. Nose of intense wet mushroom, raspberry, spice, a bit violet, and some strength of alcohol. Nose is vibrant and plenty. Taste follows the nose, with addition of zest, spiciness, some sweetness of cantaloupe, and soft tannins. Aftertaste is clean and tasty. Really good. — 18 hours ago

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Domaine Les Ondines

Vaucluse Grenache Blend 2015

Very mineral. Almost no fruit aromas. Interesting. Maybe it is a little old for a basic rosé. — 15 days ago

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Château des Tours

Réserve Vacqueyras Red Rhône Blend 2012

Hitting the spot after a long day of tasting Rose. The 2012 Vacqueyras is in a bueatifully place today and reminds me quite a bit of the 2011 CdR from Chateau des Tours, which happens to be on my short list of dessert island wines. A bouquet that mixes rhubarb pie, crushed strawberries and mint with hints of Madagascar vanilla and smoke. It's just pure juicy pleasure on the palate, sweet yet focused and balanced, and just goes on and on through the spicy, candied orange-tinged finale. Don't overthink this, just enjoy with abandon. — 4 days ago

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Eric Guido

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Well, if your travels ever bring you to NYC, maybe I can find a way to share one with you.
Jay Kline

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@Eric Guido 🙏🏽 I’ll find my way out there. Too many excuses to make it happen and they are stacking up!

Domaine de Dionysos

La Cigalette Cairanne Red Rhone Blend 2012

A bit bigger than I remember it, but still aging well, and extremely versatile. Very nice wine. — a month ago

Bonnie Hodur
with Bonnie

Anne Pichon

Sauvage Vermentino 2018

Probably the best I ever had and certainly best in the Lig. — 17 days ago

Domaine la Ligiere

Sud Absolu Syrah Carignan

Great wine and no after taste, very smooth — 15 days ago

Domaine du Colombier

Hermitage Marsanne 2004

ESF
9.2

Serious old vine Marsanne here, microscopic production (60 cases) and I personally drank and/or sold probably 10%!This is on the downslope w/fading tropical fruit, but now secondary layers are pretty sexy w/roasted hazelnuts, butterscotch, dulce de leche mingled w/elements like miso broth & savory. Huge unctuous fat oily & very broad across palate. Need to drink these up! — 5 days ago

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ESF

From release to ‘16 one of my all-time whites just sublime

Domaine du Pegau

Cuvée Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2018

One of the few producers that I purchase each and every vintage. I find that Laurence Feraud’s wines are consistently some of the more interesting and enjoyable wines made in all of Chateauneuf du Pape; particularly when value comes into play. This bottle is my first experience with her 2018 vintage and the first bottle of a small tranche that I swooped up upon release. Popped and poured; consumed over 5 hours. The color is deep ruby with a near opaque core; glossy and gorgeous to behold. Medium+ viscosity. On the nose, this is classic Pegaü with loads of dark cherry and bramble fruit, a veritable hillside full of garrigue, lavender, black pepper, and something that reminds me of old books. On that palate, the fruit is equally generous, brambles and cherries, exotic spices, Herbs de Provence and a somewhat sanguine-like character to it. Substantial structure, though it seems to be a notch lower than the previous three vintages at this point in its young life. The tannins are very sneaky. Almost imperceptible for the first hour and yet, by hour four, they were very much making themselves known (in the Medium+ range). Acid is also Medium+ indicating these have an exciting life ahead. The finish lasts for well over a minute. All in all, another lovely Pegaü that will likely live in the shadow of some of the more heralded vintages in the last ten years however, that doesn’t mean this isn’t a stunner. Absolutely lovely stuff and I very much look forward to enjoying these well into the 2030’s. — 6 days ago

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