Vaucluse, Southern Rhône

Gaec Henri Bonneau et Fils

Les Rouliers Vin de Table de France Grenache Blend

From the enigmatic Henri Bonneau who sadly passed away a few years ago. Winemaking now handled by his son. Medium to dark crimson. This is one of his lesser Cuvées after the legendary Celestines and then Marie Beurrier and is classified as NV. Stacks of Garrigue - the combo of Rosemary Thyme and loam - love CDP. Also a muted dusty raspberry note and after a few hours in the decanter a lovely floral perfume with liquorice notes. Silky and long. — 5 days ago

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Domaine de Dionysos

La Cigalette Cairanne Red Rhone Blend 2013

I could drink this every day — 5 days ago

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Moulin de la Gardette

La Cuvée Ventabren Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2012

This bottle let me know I don’t drink enough Gigondas in general. Hints of mocha followed by garrigue, tapenade and floral flavors. Loved it with a good steak! — 6 days ago

Kohei, Severn and 3 others liked this

Domaine La Barroche

Cuvée Pure Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenache 2007

Lucky us ...... after 3 Bottles with refermentation in the bottle .... undrinkable !!!!
This bottle is great ! No issues with this bottle!
Beautiful nose with red berries, dark berries, earth, garrique, pepper, on the palate medium to full bodied with pure spicy kirsch, nice acidity, dark chocolate, lovely aftertaste ! 94 DSP
— 2 days ago

Ruud, Martijn and 14 others liked this

Chêne Bleu

Heloise Syrah Blend 2007

Great barnyard funk, blueberries and diesel, juicy and ripe, good QPR — 20 days ago

Chris, Jeffrey and 10 others liked this

Domaine la Fourmone

Le Poéte Grenache Syrah Mourvédre 2015

What a nice surprise this is. Grenache/Syrah blend. Dark berries, barnyard and dusty spices on the nose. Nicely concentrated cherry fruit flavors but with an overall feel that remains light,no jam. Good balance. Very fine tannins and spice towards the end. The QPR on this thing screams crazy value. 92++ — 3 days ago

Rene, Peter and 2 others liked this

Château Rayas

Château de Fonsalette Réservé Côtes du Rhône Red Rhône Blend 2008

Whenever we can find it, this is our March “anniversary” (of our first date) wine. First one was the ‘83 in 1987.

This ‘08 is on the decline but it still unmistakably a Reynaud Grenache. Spicy, earthy, iron-y, fragrant, powerful and elegant. I wish the importer would make more recent vintages available. We’re all cheated because it’s not. I had to shell out well over $100 to get this retail, clearly through a secondary market. Still, we’re happy to have it!
— 12 days ago

Severn, Jonathan and 14 others liked this
Daniel Maquin

Daniel Maquin

I have a 2004 waiting in my cellar and your tasting report makes me consider opening it soon... I hope it is not too late as I am anticipating this with high expectations.

Domaine Saint Gayan

In Nomine Patris Gigondas Grenache Syrah Blend 2013

Lyle Fass
9.5

From almost 110 year old Grenache vines this is so epic. What a nose. Raspberry coulis, huge stones, even mandarin orange, very stoney and complex. Insane spice. Flowers as well. Super aromatic. Wonderful purity and freshness with stunning balance. Juicy and crackling. Very fresh. Beautiful tannins. Big raspberry and cherry fruit. Almost cassis. For such a large wine this is quite nimble. This is so massive and pumps out the fruit and tannins and stones. Just awesome. For Grenache it’s hard to get better in Gigondas. — 2 days ago

Veronica, Tom and 11 others liked this

Domaine des Tours

Réserve Vin de Pays de Vaucluse White Rhone Blend 2012

Awesome nose, little bit honey, intens. Aromatic taste — 15 days ago

Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 1998

This is a very nice, 21 year old, Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Showing great complexity and mouthfeel.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, earth, wood, vanilla, vegetables, wet leaves, black tea, black pepper and spices.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

Needs an hour to open up properly, but good right out of the bottle as well.

This 1998 was a great vintage. This is a wonderful experience, yummy and delicious.

Served from a Magnum.

93 points.
— 3 days ago

Dr., Kirk and 30 others liked this
Dawn E.

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