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DOMAINE DURAND

LVT 2018 r 2018 wh An old mixed farming family who went into making their own wine commercially in the late 1980s. They still grow apricots. The brothers have plenty of drive, and are making fruit-filled wines that can be enjoyed from an early stage. The two Saint-Joseph reds in 2015 were both **** wines, for example, the Lautaret STGT wine. The Lautaret is the more serious of the two, based on older vines than Les Coteaux. There is consistent quality, with standards on the rise, and this is definitely a name to watch. Cellar techniques are modern and active. The Cornas wines are approachable and can be drunk from 3-4 years old. In 2018, all three were successful, the Empreintes a ****(*) wine just ahead of the Prémices and the Confidence, the last-named the most expensive of the trio. From 2012 there has been an elegant Saint-Péray (**** and w.o.w.in 2016, **** in 2018) and, also from young vines, a white Saint-Joseph from 2013. This is hitting its stride now, the 2018 a **** wine. There's a handy IGP Ardèche made from 30 year Syrah, too.

Joël, brother Eric Durand, also called GAEC du Lautaret 2 impasse de la Fontaine 07130 Châteaubourg

Tel: +33(0)475 40 46 78

ej.durand@wanadoo.fr

Countries exported to:1) Germany 2) Quebec 3) Belgium

Percentage Exported: 45%

British Importers: Berry Brothers St James's Street London www.bbr.com The Wine Society Stevenage SG1 2BT +441438 740 222 www.thewinesociety.com

USA Importers: Fruit of the Vines 51-02 Vernon Blvd Long Island City NY 11101 +1212 765 2970 www.fovusa.com info@fovusa.com Paul M Young Fine Wines 460 S Spring St apt 316 Los Angeles www.pywine.com