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MAISON LES ALEXANDRINS, ex MAISON NICOLAS PERRIN - Crozes-Hermitage white - 2019-
clear yellow robe; the bouquet is a trim affair, has a light nutty air, a hint of peach in the background. . . . .
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FERRATON PERE ET FILS - Crozes-Ermitage Le Grand Courtil white - 2019-
full, glinting yellow robe; the nose is broad, well rounded, has a savoury tone, a ripe fruit take, touches of sherry, . . . .
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FERRATON PERE ET FILS - Crozes-Hermitage La Matinière white - 2019- ()
yellow robe; the bouquet has a nutty aroma, roasted nuts with a note of brioche, cooked butter, a hint of petrol. . . . .
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DOMAINE HABRARD - Crozes-Hermitage Domaine Habrard Vin Bio white - 2019- ()
quite a sturdy yellow colour; the nose has a buttery air, with an aniseed, greengage plum aroma, a nutty aspect, is . . . .
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DOMAINE MUCYN - Crozes-Hermitage Les Charmeuses white - 2019- ()
clear, bright yellow; the nose leads on a nicely clear tang of salt and ginger, with a cooked pear backdrop, hints . . . .
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DOMAINE MELODY - Crozes-Hermitage Domaine Melody Chaos Blanc white - 2019-
rather full, glinting robe; the bouquet shows ripe Roussanne via its flan, custard airs, with a savoury backdrop, a good level . . . .
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DOMAINE MELODY - Crozes-Hermitage Domaine Melody L’Exception . . . white - 2019-
fine, bright yellow robe; the bouquet comes forward openly, is neatly wide, expresses peach, apricot with a deft ripeness, roundness, a . . . .
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DOMAINE DU COLOMBIER - Crozes-Hermitage Domaine du Colombier white - 2019-
yellow robe; the bouquet carries varied contributors, infused herbal tea, peach, nuts, a thread of freshness, white plum, aniseed. It’s well . . . .
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DOMAINE DU COLOMBIER - Crozes-Hermitage Cuvée Gaby white - 2019- ()
agreeably full yellow robe; the bouquet is a mini-Hermitage, blessed with tight richness, oak, ginger, brioche airs, its depth sure, the . . . .
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DOMAINE MUCYN - Cornas Aquilon - 2019-
(casks) dark red; the bouquet leads with an aroma of simmered raspberry fruit, carries that trim sweetness, along with a bosky . . . .
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DOMAINE RÉMY NODIN - Cornas Les Eygas - 2019- ()
very deep robe, black-hued; the bouquet is full, not obvious, gives a close up and personal offer of stewed black fruits, . . . .
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FERRATON PERE ET FILS - Cornas Patou - 2019- ()
(cask) the robe is almost all black, very deep. The bouquet is really filled, has a solid depth of black fruits, . . . .
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FERRATON PERE ET FILS - Cornas Les Eygats - 2019- ()
(cask) dark robe; the bouquet is smoky, tarry, a little oaky, has mineral cut, ping, with neat blackcurrant, small berry fruits . . . .
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FERRATON PERE ET FILS - Cornas Les Grands Mûriers - 2019-
(casks) deep, dark robe; the bouquet is close-knit, rather unyielding, has a baked tone above a swarm of black fruit, a . . . .
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DOMAINE ALAIN VOGE - Cornas Les Vieilles Vignes - 2019-
(casks) dark red robe, black tints; the nose is subtly elegant, comes with a floral angle and refined black berry fruits, . . . .
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DOMAINE ALAIN VOGE - Cornas Les Chaillés - 2019-
(casks) very dark robe, black-hued mainly. The bouquet is wide, filled with sweet black fruits, a note of rasp berry, a . . . .
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DOMAINE DU COLOMBIER - Crozes-Hermitage red - 2019- ()
dark red; the bouquet springs out, led by mulberry with a note of raspberry, has a firm level of fruiting, a . . . .
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DOMAINE DU COLOMBIER - Crozes-Hermitage Cuvée Gaby red - 2019-
full, deep red robe; the bouquet is well and safely lined with small black fruits, blackcurrant, and a note of licorice. . . . .
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DOMAINE DU COLOMBIER - Hermitage Domaine du Colombier red - 2019-
(casks) deep red robe; the South in the glass – the nose is replete with a sweet red berry aroma, scented . . . .
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SAINT JEAN DU BARROUX - Vin de France Syrah Entrevon - 2017- ()
full red robe; has a nicely alert bouquet, raspberry fruit present, is nicely tucked together, promising, with smoke, wild berry airs. . . . .
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SAINT JEAN DU BARROUX - Ventoux La Montagne white - 2014-
yellow robe, evolving a bit; the nose has a dried fruits air, is dominated by Clairette with an air of fennel, . . . .
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SAINT JEAN DU BARROUX - Ventoux La Source red - 2017-
clear red robe; smoke, bacon fat, mulberry, wild berry aroma, cherry stone there as well – it’s a varied bouquet. The . . . .
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SAINT JEAN DU BARROUX - Ventoux L’Argile red - 2017- ()
red robe; the nose shows the concentration of thick skins, raspberry liqueur central to it, a strong Grenache influence, with a . . . .
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SAINT JEAN DU BARROUX - Ventoux La Pierre Noire red - 2016-
dark red; menthol, good uplands of the South aroma on the nose, which transports me there, along with prune, bacon fat. . . . .
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DOMAINE DE LA GRAVEIRETTE - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Puy de Safre red - 2016-
red robe with a pale rim. The nose shows smoky bacon fat, raspberry, spic e, cooked plum. The palate glides well, . . . .
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DOMAINE DE LA GRAVEIRETTE - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Font de Crau red - 2015- ()
red robe, ruby top. Stewed plum, overtly spiced air, Christmas box notes, an evolving bouquet. The palate is also on spice, . . . .
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DOMAINE DE LA GRAVEIRETTE - Châteauneuf-du-Pape red - 2016- ()
red robe; smoked, plum fruit air, herbs, briar airs, menthol-gorse, pumice stone – it’s an authentic nose. The attack is thorough, . . . .
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DOMAINE DE LA GRAVEIRETTE - Vin de France Présage white - 2015- ()
shiny yellow robe; cordite-aniseed, apricot, dried fruit airs on the nose, good variety. The palate bears textured gras, has a firm . . . .
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DOMAINE DE LA GRAVEIRETTE - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Font de Crau white - 2017-
shiny yellow; apricot-nutty, brioche bread airs on the nose, salted notes. The palate combines a flavour of honey, apricot, white plum, . . . .
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TERRE DES CHARDONS - Costières de Nîmes Bien Luné red - 2019- ()
dark red; blackberry with an appealing floral note on the nose; the attack dances well, offers vibrant black fruits, gathers momentum, . . . .
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TERRE DES CHARDONS - Costières de Nîmes Marginal red - 2018- ()
dark red; blood notes, fleshy, dark berry air, sun stewed fruits, licorice feature in the bouquet. The palate is ripe, upfront, . . . .
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TERRE DES CHARDONS - Costières de Nîmes Bien . . . Veillant red - 2019-
red robe; plum fruit, mucho garrigue, mixed herbs on a nose with a good Southern profile; the palate bears generous content, . . . .
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TERRE DES CHARDONS - Costières de Nîmes Bien . . . Veillant red - 2018- No Rating
NOT PRODUCED . . . .
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TERRE DES CHARDONS - Costières de Nîmes Bien . . . Veillant red - 2017- No Rating
NOT PRODUCED . . . .
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TERRE DES CHARDONS - Clairette de Bellegarde Clairette d’Été white - 2018- ()
pale yellow; there’s an appealing thread of bright freshness and a leaning towards aniseed on the nose. Then palate has a . . . .
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TERRE DES CHARDONS - Costières de Nîmes Rosée d’Eté rosé - 2019-
very pale pink. Neat redcurrant and rose petal airs on the nose. The palate holds soft fruit, is fleshy, aromatic, a . . . .
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DOMAINE HABRARD - Saint-Joseph Saint-Épine Bio red - 2019- ()
dark robe; the bouquet presents a stylish aroma of blackberry-raspberry fruit, a herbal, lead pencil undertone. The palate picks up the . . . .
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FERRATON PERE ET FILS - Saint-Joseph La Source red - 2019- ()
bold, dark robe; the bouquet is wide, has a brothy intensity, an air of roast beef, inner succulence that speaks of . . . .
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FERRATON PERE ET FILS - Saint-Joseph Lieu-Dit Paradis red - 2019- ()
(casks) full, sombre red colour; the nose shows the sweet, ripe intensity of its place, blackcurrant-loganberry fruit this year, darker than . . . .
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FERRATON PERE ET FILS - Saint-Joseph Lieu-Dit Saint-Joseph red - 2019- ()
(casks) deep, dark robe; the bouquet has style, harmony, a constant, rounded aroma of black berry fruits, floral touches, is shaping . . . .
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FERRATON PERE ET FILS - Saint-Joseph Lieu-Dit Bonneveau red - 2019-
(casks) very dark red with black robe; the bouquet projects a stream of black fruit, cassis, with a note of coulis . . . .
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FERRATON PERE ET FILS - Crozes-Hermitage Les Pichères red - 2019- ()
(casks) full, dark red; the bouquet has a fulsome energy, carries a note of seashore, iodine, smoked oak, and a pierce . . . .
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FERRATON PERE ET FILS - Crozes-Hermitage Calendes red - 2019- ()
(casks) full, dark red, black-hued robe. The bouquet has a graceful clarity, a neat aroma of blackcurrant, with a smoky ping . . . .
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FERRATON PERE ET FILS - Crozes-Ermitage Le Grand Courtil red - 2019-
(casks) deep red-black robe; the bouquet is rather impenetrable, stocked with black berry fruit, a wall of it, a hint of . . . .
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FERRATON PERE ET FILS - Crozes-Hermitage La Matinière red - 2019- ()
(vat) dark red robe; the bouquet gives an air of ripe raspberry, cooked, a little jam-like, has a curvy sweep to . . . .
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VIGNOBLES & COMPAGNIE, ex LA COMPAGNIE RHODANIENNE - Saint-Joseph Vignobles & Compagnie Rive de Malva red - 2019- ()
regular red robe; the bouquet has a stewed fruits nature, plums, with a hint of spicing. It’s a little downbeat. The . . . .
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DOMAINE RÉMY NODIN - Crozes-Hermitage Le Mazel red - 2019- ()
full, dark red; the bouquet has a floral, sweet intensity, resembles a line of pastille fruits, blackberry and raspberry, with licorice. . . . .
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DOMAINE de BOISSEYT - Saint-Joseph Vignoble de Boisseyt Izéras red - 2019-
(cask) dark, full red; the bouquet is broad, has dimension, gives a live air of blackberry, carries vintage sun-sweetness, pushes forward. . . . .
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DOMAINE de BOISSEYT - Saint-Joseph Domaine de Boisseyt Les Garipelées red - 2019- ()
bright dark red, purple top.  The bouquet is clear, gives a gentle air of black cherry, a note of sweet herbs, . . . .
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DOMAINE de BOISSEYT - Saint-Joseph Vignoble de Boisseyt Les Rivoires red - 2019-
(casks) purple-black colour; the bouquet assembles sweet and appealing Morello cherry fruit, with a nod towards liqueur. The palate strokes its . . . .
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