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GABRIEL MEFFRE

LVT 2017 r 2017 wh 2017 rosé Bought in 2009 by Boisset, the BIG CHEESE company of France actuellement. Standards have been good since that purchase, with highlights from the consistent quality at the Gigondas Domaine de Longue Toque, where the wines have character: the 2016 was a ****(*) wine, while the 2016 Longue Toque Hommage à Gabriel Meffre, not made every year, was a ***** wine when tasted after a year of raising. The Châteauneuf-du-Pape Laurus red was a stylish, well made **** wine in 2016. There is also the Château Grand Escalion at Costières de Nimes.

This is the company that brings you Fat Bastard wines, as well as the supermarket favourite Côtes-du-Rhône La Châsse du Pape red. Gabriel was the main man at Gigondas post-World War Two. Cairanne has recently been added to the roster.

From the Northern Rhône, the Côte-Rôtie Laurus and both the 2015 Hermitage Laurus wines, red and white, were ****(*) wines, pre-bottling, the last-named STGT; the 2016 Hermitage Laurus white was also a lovely, generous ****(*) wine. The 2015 Condrieu was ****, the pay-off from having longstanding relationships in the North

Anthony Taylor Le Village 2 route des Princes d’Orange 84190 Gigondas

Tel: +33(0)490 12 32 28

http://www.gabriel-meffre.fr

gabriel-meffre@meffre.com

British Importers: Guy Anderson Wines, Guy Anderson, Roundham House, Oxen Road, Crewkerne, Somerset, TA18 7HN, +44(0)1460 271 670, info@guyandersonwines.co.uk

USA Importers: Vranken America (Charbaut America Inc), Thomas Lambert, 45 West 45th Street/suite 905, New York, NY 10036, +1 212 921 1215, tlambert@vrankenusa.com Vision Wine & Spirits 500 John Hancock Road Taunton MA 02780 +1201 297 9170 www.visionwineandspirits.com info@visionwineandspirits.com

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