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CHÂTEAU MONT-REDON - Lirac Château Mont-Redon red - 2018- ()
attractive dark red; the bouquet reflects sunny ripeness with an aroma of soaked black cherries or griottes, licorice and dried herbs . . . .
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CHÂTEAU MONT-REDON - Lirac Château Mont-Redon red - 2018- ()
attractive dark red; the bouquet reflects sunny ripeness with an aroma of soaked black cherries or griottes, licorice and dried herbs . . . .
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DOMAINE DES MARAVILHAS - Lirac Domaine des Maravilhas Pradau red - 2018- ()
dark red, full robe; the bouquet has a lurking cordite note above a comfy blackberry aroma, a coulis effect to it, . . . .
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DOMAINE DES MARAVILHAS - Lirac Domaine des Maravilhas Pradau white - 2019-
fine yellow robe; the bouquet is stylish, restrained, has a hint of reduction, so will benefit from air. There is a . . . .
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CHÂTEAU DE MANISSY - Lirac Château de Manissy Trinité white - 2019- ()
attractive yellow robe; the bouquet has an air of infused tea such as linden [tilleul] with a honeyed backdrop and dabs . . . .
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DOMAINE DES CARABINIERS - Lirac Domaine des Carabiniers white - 2019-
shiny yellow robe; the bouquet has a relaxed tone, a gentle curve of nicely judged ripeness, with a peach, hint of . . . .
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MAS ISABELLE - Lirac Blanc Roc par Isabelle Boulaire white - 2019- ()
shiny yellow robe, a good aspect. The bouquet is broad, well rounded, discreet for now, has a peach, apricot air, a . . . .
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DOMAINE GIRAUD - Lirac Domaine Giraud Les Sables d’Arène Vieilles Vignes red - 2018-
fine red robe; the bouquet gives a scented, easy mix of blackberry and cassis fruit, a note of dried herbs in . . . .
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CHÂTEAU DE MONTFAUCON - Lirac Comtesse Madeleine white - 2019-
shiny yellow robe; the bouquet is under wraps, potentially stylish, shows oak toasting, brioche baked bread and a low-key infused tea . . . .
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LES VIGNERONS DE ROQUEMAURE, ROCCA MAURA - Lirac Rocca Maura white - 2019- ()
shiny yellow robe; the bouquet shows grilling, varnish from its oak, has weight, a brooding ripeness, squeezed lime juice. The cellar . . . .
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CHÂTEAU SAINT-ROCH - Lirac Château Saint-Roch Confidentielle red - 2018- ()
very dark robe; the bouquet is formed around a cassis liqueur aroma, is rather swell, almost voluptuous, and very primary still, . . . .
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CHÂTEAU SAINT-ROCH - Lirac Château Saint-Roch red - 2018-
dark red robe; the bouquet shows reduction, needs air. Raspberry with some concentration, essence leads it, sunny ripeness in its depth. . . . .
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OGIER, CAVE DES PAPES - Lirac Lou Caminé white - 2019- ()
full yellow with a vanilla tint; the bouquet gives a top air of iodine with a peach, quince plum undertone, is . . . .
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CHÂTEAU LE DEVOY MARTINE - Lirac Via Secreta red - 2018-
dark red robe, a hint of matt. The bouquet gives a sweet black fruit pastille aroma, blackberry, with a leafy, vegetal, . . . .
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CHÂTEAU LE DEVOY MARTINE - Lirac Château Le Devoy Martine Via Secreta white - 2019- ()
ripe yellow colour; the bouquet is rounded, together, buttery, has depth if not a lot of declaration. There’s a note of . . . .
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DOMAINE CASTEL OUALOU - Lirac Domaine Castel Oualou white - 2019-
yellow robe; the bouquet has a zesty top air, notes of sherbet lemon, infused herbal tea, peach, has a direct shape. . . . .
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DOMAINE DU MOULIN - Côtes du Rhône rosé - 2017- ()
attractive robe, pink and vibrant. Redcurrant airs with strawberry in back feature in a convincing bouquet, one with nice freshness. This . . . .
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DOMAINE DU MOULIN - Côtes du Rhône white - 2018-
yellow robe; the nose gives pear, is marked by the Viognier, with apricot, carrying sweetness, beeswax and a floral-buttery side. The . . . .
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DOMAINE DU MOULIN - Côtes du Rhône Villages white - 2018- ()
yellow robe; has an opulent, right there aroma with quince plum, grilling – it persists nicely. The palate involves pineapple slices, . . . .
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DOMAINE DU MOULIN - Vinsobres Domaine du Moulin Cuvée + + red - 2016-
bright, dark robe; has a curvy aroma, on black cherries, a soft air, with a little smoky oak and its sweetness, . . . .
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DOMAINE DU MOULIN - Vinsobres Domaine du Moulin Cuvée Charles Joseph red - 2015-
dark red; the nose has a smoky top, stylish fruit within, cherry fruits, good cut, some sweetness. The palate has class, . . . .
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DOMAINE DU MOULIN - Vinsobres Domaine du Moulin Cuvée Charles Joseph red - 2000-
plum red colour, a steady evolution. There are marked truffle airs, mixed prompts, spices and strawberry jam, brambly fruits with floral-rose . . . .
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DOMAINE DU MOULIN - Vinsobres Domaine du Moulin Les Vieilles Vignes de Jean Vinson red - 2016- ()
shiny dark red; has a spicy, up and running aroma, shows white pepper, black cherry and blueberry, black olives, sea salt-iodine . . . .
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DOMAINE LAFOND ROC-EPINE - Lirac Domaine Lafond Roc-Epine white - 2019-
yellow robe, bright hue; the bouquet gives a well judged, neat display of white fruits with peach and pear mingling, notes . . . .
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DOMAINE PIERRE USSEGLIO and FILS - Lirac Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils white - 2019-
fine yellow robe, a hint of vanilla; the bouquet has a ginger-tangerine aroma with toasting, an air of roasted nuts, and . . . .
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CHÂTEAU D'AQUÉRIA - Lirac Château d’Aquéria white - 2019-
yellow robe; the bouquet carries a note of varnish, acetate, with a firm air of quince fruit, crushed lime. The palate . . . .
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DOMAINE LA ROCALIÈRE - Lirac Domaine La Rocalière le Classique white - 2019- ()
bright, pale yellow; the bouquet has creamy aroma, airs of ripe white fruits, peaches, vanilla, damp cardboard. The palate is wholesome, . . . .
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CHÂTEAU SAINT-ROCH - Lirac Château Saint-Roch Confidentielle white - 2019- ()
glistening yellow robe; the bouquet has potential, serves a lateral depth of oily, infused herbal tea, a light note of crème . . . .
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CHÂTEAU SAINT-ROCH - Lirac Château Saint-Roch white - 2019-
clear, shiny pale yellow; the bouquet is precise, very clearly defined, a floral tone accompanying its neat white fruits. It’s a . . . .
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LES VIGNERONS DE TAVEL & LIRAC - Lirac Tradition white - 2019- ()
shiny, fine yellow robe; the bouquet is zesty, on the go, has a grapefruit, cool take, citrus fruits to the fore . . . .
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CHÂTEAU MONT-REDON - Lirac Château Mont-Redon white - 2019-
yellow robe with green tints; the bouquet carries loose and easy appeal, with soft white fruits’ airs, hints of oak, vanilla. . . . .
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CHÂTEAU MONT-REDON - Lirac Château Mont-Redon white - 2019-
yellow robe with green tints; the bouquet carries loose and easy appeal, with soft white fruits’ airs, hints of oak, vanilla. . . . .
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DOMAINE MABY - Lirac La Fermade white - 2019- ()
clear yellow robe, an attractive start. The bouquet has a peach-based, rather sultry aroma, a curve of ripeness in the fruit, . . . .
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CHÂTEAU BOUCARUT - Lirac Château Boucarut Cuvée Marius red - 2018- ()
dark red; the bouquet has style and good filling, darkness, a well concerted aroma of smoky black fruits, ripeness in the . . . .
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DOMAINE LAFOND ROC-EPINE - Lirac Domaine Lafond Roc-Epine red - 2018- ()
dark red; the bouquet has style and good filling, darkness, a well concerted aroma of smoky black fruits, ripeness in the . . . .
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DOMAINE VALLOT - Vinsobres L'Exception red - 2016-
serene dark red robe, attractive. The bouquet has unfinished business, a typical 2016 welter of ripeness in the fruit, with oak . . . .
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MAS ISABELLE - Lirac Coeur des Arômes red - 2018-
dark red, purple tints. The bouquet is a good garrigue-inspired mix of blackberry, black cherry fruits with herbes de Provence, licorice . . . .
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DOMAINE LA LOYANE - Lirac Domaine La Loyane red - 2018- ()
dark plum red robe, subdued hue to it. The bouquet is a mixture of sweet oak and brewed black berry fruits, . . . .
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DOMAINE DES CARABINIERS - Lirac Domaine des Carabiniers red - 2018-
mild red robe, a pale top. The bouquet is reserved, offers a hint of spice, cardoman, with a violet note and . . . .
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DOMAINE LA ROCALIÈRE - Lirac le Classique red - 2018-
matt dark red tone to the robe; the bouquet gives a subdued, baked aroma of cooked plum fruit, a smoke and . . . .
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CAVE LA VINSOBRAISE - Vinsobres Cave La Vinsobraise Origine red - 2018-
attractive full red, with purple robe; there is light reduction on the nose, so allow this to breathe or decant it. . . . .
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CAVE LA VINSOBRAISE - Vinsobres Diamant Noir (ex-Sélection de Terroirs) red - 2018- ()
full, dark red; the bouquet is full, shows a meat stock, gravy intensity, with some neat cassis fruit, touches of black . . . .
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CAVE LA VINSOBRAISE - Vinsobres Cuvée Therapius red - 2018- ()
very dark robe; the nose is aa sweet cocktail of ripe black fruits and oak, soaked black cherries or griottes in . . . .
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CAVE LA VINSOBRAISE - Vinsobres Emeraude (ex-Cuvée Rustica) red - 2018-
thorough, very full red colour, black tints. The opening on the bouquet reflects oak, charcoal, with small black fruits such as . . . .
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LA NYONSAISE - Vinsobres La Nyonsaise red - 2018-
shiny dark red; the bouquet has a black-fruited centre on cassis fruit, a hint of raspberry, with a note of baking . . . .
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SERRE BESSON - Vinsobres Serre Besson red - 2018-
handsome dark red robe; the bouquet has style, presents appealing black berry fruits, with a pinpoint sweetness, a possible hint of . . . .
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DOMAINE DE MONTINE - Vinsobres red - 2018- ()
dark red; the bouquet is beefy, herbal, reduced, confused for now, with a hint of clear black fruit within, black cherry. . . . .
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DOMAINE DU TAVE - Vinsobres Cuvée Paradis red - 2018- ()
dark red robe; the bouquet assembles blackberry fruit with a sweet undertone, a pastille-like association, cassis liqueur. It’s wide, and giving. . . . .
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DOMAINE FONTAINE DU CLOS - Vacqueyras Domaine Fontaine du Clos Castillon white - 2016-
yellow robe with hints of green; the bouquet has prominent oaking, with a citrus, zested inlay, notes of nuts and peach, . . . .
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DOMAINE DE LA PIGEADE - Vacqueyras Domaine de la Pigeade white - 2016- ()
solid yellow robe; the nose reveals oak still, toasting, with a lemon curd ripeness within, a compact sweetness. It’s not especially . . . .
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