Category Archives: Cotes du Rhone

Rose only

Château du Ségriès, Tavel 2007 The ’06 was a solid, fruity wine and the 07 repeats that performance. The nose is clean and full of red fruits. The mouth is full-bodied and a little warm. You also get a sense … Continue reading

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Up and down the Rhone

E. Guigal, Cotes du Rhone 2005 This wine is typically on the more polished side of Rhone blends with a hint of oak. That sense comes through again with a bit of earth and dried fruits. The blend is 55% … Continue reading

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In the pink

Domaine de la Mordoree, Cotes-du-Rhone, La Dame Rousse, Rose 2007 Smells of strawberry showing quite full-on tonight. There’s a broad mouthfeel with the follow-on fruit to taste and added weight from the alcohol – very nice. Tasted again in late … Continue reading

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On the Rhone

Le Clos du Caillou Cotes du Rhone Vielles Vignes Cuvee Unique 2006 The previous vintage was a solid wine, balanced in medium weight with ripe fruits and structure. The 2006 follows suit with smells of black pepper as well. Sourced … Continue reading

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Rhone grapes here and there

Les Restanques de Pibarnon Bandol 2003 This is a good value offering from Pibarnon, showing ripe fruit overlaid with ripe tannins. This wine gets better each time I taste it. The complexity is there and the edges are softening when … Continue reading

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