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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