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Château des Tours

Very pale colour. Pure English strawberry and sage. Medium- to full-bodied, vibrant pinpoint acidity. Very …

December 2, 2018
Château des Tours

Slightly cloudy ruby. Sandalwood, cedar, red cherry and strawberry. Touch of raspberry and raspberry leaf. …

December 5, 2018
Château des Tours

Needs a brief decant, but then has intense honey aromas, beeswax. Followed up by honey …

December 14, 2018
Daterra Viticultores

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September 7, 2018
Domaine des AngesRaspberry, raspberry leaf and a touch of cherry, some savoury elements among the fruit. Light- to medium-bodied, lively, with good [...]September 7, 2018
Domaine des Carabiniers

Grenache, Cinsault, Clairette, Syrah. Fairly deep pink but far from dark. Aromatics range across redcurrant …

June 17, 2018
Domaine des Tours

Remarkably pale, not far off a rosé. Pure red cherry fragrance, English strawberry, sage. Light- …

December 2, 2018
Domaine des Tours

Still deep in colour, though turning towards a foxy colour. Plum and strawberry, a touch …

December 5, 2018
Domaine des Tours

Current vintage ex-domaine in late 2018. Taking on a uniform pale, copper-gold colour. Linden, subtle …

December 22, 2018
Domaine Fournier Longchamps

Feather-light but with amazing depth and richness of flavour, with grapefruit marmalade, rose petal, honey, …

December 31, 2018
Domaine Fournier Longchamps

Pale, pure and pretty – light and amiable if no great depth or concentration to …

January 27, 2019
Domaine Fournier Longchamps

Very pale green-gold colour. Daffodil and apple skin, very Chenin nose in its most floral …

February 2, 2019
Domaine Fournier Longchamps

Fresh pear, fresh green apple and a touch of honey on the nose. Decent weight …

February 2, 2019
Domaine Fournier Longchamps

Little touch of spicy oak here is a little bit more noticeable than on the …

February 2, 2019
Domaine Georges VernayDense purple. Lifted, fresh, spicy aromas, blackberry fruits shot through with violet. Light- to medium-bodied, deliciously concentrated fruits but very [...]September 7, 2018
Domaine Gourt de Mautens

A co-planted blend of Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Picardan, Piquepoul Blanc, Piquepoul Gris, Marsanne, …

December 30, 2018
Domaine Gourt de Mautens

Already aromatically open and expressive, with black pepper and juniper married with liquorice, raspberry, plum …

December 18, 2018
Domaine SolenceRed apple, gently floral, with a touch of cookie dough. Medium-bodied, acidity is balanced, nicely judged. Generous in body but [...]September 7, 2018
Domaine Stéphane Ogier

Deeply coloured but fairly subtle in aroma, with raspberry, fresh blackberry and a touch of …

December 16, 2018
Jean-Luc ColomboMedium gold colour, quite deeply coloured. Vanilla, peach, apricot and cashew aromas, the fruit is ripe and the oak gives [...]September 7, 2018
La Roche BuissièreOrganic since 1980, 300 to 450m altitude. No sulphur except at bottling, and even then, very low. So unsurprisingly it’s [...]September 7, 2018
Le Vieux Donjon

Lovely harmonious nose, detailed berry fruits and an underlying dry herbal element. Medium to full …

September 20, 2018
Marrenon

3rd vintage of this cuvée, 15-year-old vines on gravelly soils, 95% Syrah, 5% Grenache. High-toned …

September 10, 2018
Mas de Cynanque

Honeyed and nutty on the nose but with bright freshness. Cheeky touch of toasted hazelnut. …

January 20, 2018
Mount Langi GhiranVery dense and closed at the time of tasting, but already starting to show some lifted floral notes among the [...]August 9, 2018
Olivier et Lafond

Five-year-old negociant business, a partnership between two winemaking consultants. Pale in colour. Very much pear …

December 22, 2018
Olivier et Lafond

Five-year-old negociant business, a partnership between two winemaking consultants. Good freshness on the nose. Straighter …

December 22, 2018
Olivier et Lafond

Five-year-old négociant business, a partnership between two winemaking consultants. Victoria plum with some darker, brambly …

December 22, 2018
Olivier et Lafond

Five-year-old négociant business, a partnership between two winemaking consultants. Medium-bodied, with fairly intense acidity, well tapered, …

December 22, 2018
Olivier et Lafond

Five-year-old négociant business, a partnership between two winemaking consultants. Violets and plum fruit on the …

December 22, 2018
Olivier et Lafond

100% Old vine Clairette. Aromatically quite straightforward, with fresh floral notes and dried pear. Medium- …

December 29, 2018
Olivier et Lafond

Five-year-old negociant business, a partnership between two winemaking consultants. 100% Clairette. Pale in colour. Medium-bodied, …

December 29, 2018
Olivier et Lafond

A blend of 5 different varieties originating from 5 different terroirs and two different vintages, …

December 29, 2018
Olivier et Lafond

A little Cinsault in the blend here too, all destemmed. Gentle, detailed berry fruits. Only medium-bodied, …

December 29, 2018
Olivier et Lafond

Full, sweetly fruited, rounded, more concentrated and generous than their standard Châteauneuf-du-Pape, with more length …

December 29, 2018
St Jean du Barroux

Lavender, plum, damson, all lifted by a jot of VA. Full-bodied, mouthcoating fruit and fine, …

September 14, 2018
TannersMade by the Gonnet family of Font de Michelle in Châteauneuf. Appealing bright raspberry fruits, some herbal detail. Medium-bodied, juicy [...]September 7, 2018
Vilmart et Cie

Disgorged June 2017. 45-year-old vines, family owned since 1890. 10 months in 228l oak barrels, …

May 25, 2018
Vilmart et Cie

Disgorged December 2016. 55-year-old vines, family owned since 1890. 10 months in 228l oak barrels, …

May 26, 2018