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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

2001 Oratorio Gigondas Caves des Papes

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This is well aged Cotes du Rhone grenache blend with orange tinted garnet color.  The nose is a distinct barnyard, black olives, dark cherries and leather.  The palate show a soft raspberry fruit, a charging yet supple tannin and acid on the finish.  This wine is coming to it's end, the richness fads toward the end of the bottle, time drink it now. No 16778 was the wine SN.


Score: 87
Cost: $ 30
Wine Type: Rhone Blend, France, Cotes Du Rhone, Gigondas
Posted By: Ted Weldon @ 6:44:30 PM

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Friday, May 27, 2011

2004 Domaine Lionnet Cornas Terre Brûlée

Tasty, Strawberry, very reserved nose, might be better after a bit of a decant. But we had at dinner so no chance there. Was a light bodied Cornas well aged, very drinkable. Though too expensive at $52 better Syrah varietals can be had $15 less.

Wine Type: Web Site: http://www.domainelionnet.fr/


Score: 88
Cost: $ 52
Wine Type: Cornas, France, Rhone Valley,Cornas
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Sunday, May 15, 2011

2003 Château Haut-Gravet St. Emilion Grand Cru

A dark ruby right bank with a prune barn yard nose, pungent with a hint of black fruit and cassis.  In the mouth it is light bodied, sweet fruit in layers through the middle to a very firm tannin finish that is both lengthy and numbing. Great little Bordeaux for the money, drinking well now.




Score: 88
Cost: $ 37
Wine Type: Right Bordeaux Blend, France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Saturday, April 23, 2011

2005 Château Guibot La Fourvieille

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This is a very nice right bank Bordeaux from a good year.  It is Merlot based and has a lot of backbone.  It is very dark red to purple with good legs.  After letting this breath for only a few minutes the nose opens up.  It show loamy dark earth, black fruit, floral elements and slightly dusty cedar.  In the mouth it is full bodied, a nice fruit with a tannic finish.  Very drinkable yet predictable right bank St. Emilion Bordeaux.  88, a drinkable, reasonably priced Bordeaux.


Score: 88
Cost: $ 20
Wine Type: Right Bank Bourdeaux Blend, France, St. Emil ion
Posted By: Ted Weldon @ 5:07:32 PM

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

2007 Domaine de la Grande Bellane 2007 Côtes du Rhône Villages Valréas

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This is an inky dark red organic Cotes with a fragrant nose of berry, pencil lead, cedar and licorice. In the mouth its jammy, tart fruit with a long finish that goes up to a minute. Very nice with red meat, sharp cheeses and dark chocolate. 
Grape varieties: Syrah/Grenache


 


Score: 88
Cost: $ 13
Wine Type: Red Rhone Blend, France, Rhone,Cotes Du Rhone Villages, Valréas
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Saturday, July 03, 2010

2006 Domaine le Sang des Cailloux Vacqueyras Cuvée Azalais

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A nice French Rhone blend, a slight barnyard nose, roasted meat, floral and esthers. The taste is sweet fruit, with a nice structure, layered acidic and tannin finish. 


Score: 92
Cost: $ 26
Wine Type: Red Rhone Blend France,Rhône ,Cotes du Rhone Vliiages,Vacqueyras
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Saturday, July 03, 2010

2006 Delas Frères Crozes-Hermitage Les Launes

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A very interesting rhone blend from the Crozes-Hermitage, a deep ruby color, a fairly light body. The nose is slightly barnyard, Smoke, loam. The taste is a sweet fruit with cranberry, berry, and a very tannic finish. .


Score: 90
Cost: $ 20
Wine Type: Syrah, France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Crozes-Hermitage
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Saturday, July 03, 2010

2007 Domaine Sorin Bandol

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A nice French Bandol with a very tight nose of black berry, acid. The taste has an undertone of cranberry, berry with a citric middle and very tannic finish


Score: 87
Cost: $ 20
Wine Type: Mourvedre Blend, France, Provence, Bandol
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Saturday, July 03, 2010

2006 Domaine de Terrebrune Bandol

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This Bandol which is mostly Mourvèdre is tasty with a slightly barnyard nose, prune, and rasin. The taste is tart, cranberry with a odd tannin finish. I would not recommend this bandol though it does not seem shocked or corked


Score: 27
Cost: $ 83
Wine Type: Mourvedre Blend, France, Provence, Bandol
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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

2005 Domaine les Pallières Gigondas

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Dark and Inky with good legs and a denotation of full body. The nose is fragrant, expressive of cherry, tar, earth, cedar, graphite. A nice blackberry on the tongue, acidic with a still very chewy tannin. Its fresh, well made and very tasty. 


Score: 92
Cost: $ 31
Wine Type: Rhone Blend, France, Southern Rhone, Gigondas
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