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CAVE LES COTEAUX de VISAN - Visan Côtes du Rhône Villages Cave Les Coteaux Notre Dame des Vignes red - 2018- ()
full red colour; the bouquet gives a prominent air of plums, plum jam, with a note of sweet herbs behind. The . . . .
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CAVE LES COTEAUX de VISAN - Visan Cave Les Coteaux Grande Réserve red - 2017-
dark red; the bouquet is sweet, with spicing and a note of dusty trails mixed in with its red fruits, has . . . .
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DOMAINE DE COSTE CHAUDE - Visan Côtes du Rhône Villages Domaine de Coste Chaude Madrigal red - 2018-
red robe with lightness at the rim; the bouquet is starting to emerge, centres on appealing cassis fruit, is orderly and . . . .
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DOMAINE MONTMARTEL - Visan Côtes du Rhône Villages Domaine Montmartel Vin Biologique red - 2018- ()
dark red; the bouquet is reduced, so needs air and decanting. There is a grunty depth to it, with roasted airs, . . . .
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DOMAINE MONTMARTEL - Visan Côtes du Rhône Villages Domaine Montmartel Vin Biologique red - 2017-
full, sustained robe. There is a hint of reduction on the nose, so decant it. It leads on a note of . . . .
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DOMAINE ROCHE-AUDRAN - Visan Côtes du Rhône Villages Domaine Roche-Audran red - 2019-
dark red robe; the bouquet is husky, with a brooding air of prune, cooked black stone fruit, a hint of mulberry, . . . .
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DOMAINE ROCHE-AUDRAN - Visan Côtes du Rhône Villages Marius Le Père Mayeux red - 2017- ()
gentle red robe, transparency at the top. The bouquet is soft and appealing, with pinpoint detail via a perfume, dried flowers . . . .
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DOMAINE DE LA BASTIDE - Visan Côtes du Rhône Villages Domaine de la Bastide La Gloire de Mon Père red - 2018- ()
full red robe; the bouquet has an intense depth, with roasted airs combining with dark red berry, mulberry fruit. It holds . . . .
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DOMAINE DE LA BASTIDE - Visan Côtes du Rhône Villages Domaine de la Bastide red - 2019-
handsome dark robe, black with purple. The bouquet is a nicely rich affair led by blackberry fruits with a layering that . . . .
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DOMAINE AU 7ÈME CLOS - Visan Côtes du Rhône Villages Domaine Au 7ème Clos Ciel Étoilé white - 2018- ()
attractive yellow robe; the bouquet is a touch reduced, so allow this to breathe a little. There is a subdued aroma . . . .
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DOMAINE AU 7ÈME CLOS - Visan Côtes du Rhône Villages Domaine Au 7ème Clos Ciel Étoilé red - 2017-
clear quite dark red robe; the bouquet has an aroma of damson plum jam to the fore, a Grenache stamp, with . . . .
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DOMAINE PHILIPPE PLANTEVIN - Visan Côtes du Rhône Villages L’Aglanié red - 2017- ()
full red, stable robe; the bouquet is full, brothy, reduced, so carries a “high” note that needs air to disperse. There . . . .
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CAVE LES COTEAUX de VISAN - Visan Côtes du Rhône Villages Cave Les Coteaux de Visan Grande Réserve white - 2019- ()
yellow robe with a little weakness in it. The bouquet parades candy, peach airs, suggests a low temperature formula vinification. The . . . .
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DOMAINE DE COSTE CHAUDE - Visan Côtes du Rhône Villages Domaine de Coste Chaude L’Octave white - 2018- ()
shiny yellow robe; the bouquet has an orange marmalade, cooked citrus air, a smoky backdrop from its oaking, notes of white . . . .
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DOMAINE DE COSTE CHAUDE - Visan Côtes du Rhône Villages Domaine de Coste Chaude Trilogy white - 2018-
shiny yellow robe, appealing. The bouquet has a grilled take, shows oak that camouflages its fruit – the toasting prevails over . . . .
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DOMAINE DE COSTE CHAUDE - Visan Côtes du Rhône Villages L'Argentière red - 2017-
full red robe, right up to the top. The bouquet is dense, with a sealed blackberry foundation, a note of liqueur . . . .
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DOMAINE DE COSTE CHAUDE - Visan Côtes du Rhône Villages La Rocaille red - 2017- ()
dark red colour; the bouquet has an air of blackcurrant leaf, mint sauce, with a spicing interior, is lurking, more to . . . .
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DOMAINE DES MARAVILHAS - Lirac Domaine des Maravilhas La Pierre de Josette red - 2018-
classic purple-hued dark red Syrah robe; the bouquet shows a little reduction, so allow this to air. It’s filled with stylish, . . . .
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DOMAINE DES MARAVILHAS - Lirac Domaine des Maravilhas Canto-Bruno red - 2018-
shiny, quite full red robe; the bouquet runs with a blackberry fruit heart, has notes of raspberry and a little hint . . . .
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GABRIEL MEFFRE - Plan de Dieu Côtes du Rhône Villages Saint-Mapalis red - 2017-
pretty full red, shiny robe; the bouquet leads on a sleek aroma of red fruits with cooked plum in the picture, . . . .
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DOMAINE DE MOURCHON - Séguret Côtes du Rhône Villages Grande Réserve red - 2017-
dark red robe; the bouquet has a meaty take, with reduction rendering a “high” aspect to it, so allow this to . . . .
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DOMAINE DE LA RENJARDE - Côtes du Rhône Villages Les Cassagnes de la Nerthe red - 2016-
dark red robe with a little lightness at the top. The nose has a concentrated quality, a black berry jam air . . . .
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DOMAINE DE LA RENJARDE - Côtes du Rhône Villages Les Cassagnes de la Nerthe red - 2018-
dark robe, a plum colour; the bouquet is suave, furnished with liqueur black fruits, a sweet cassis and blackberry mix. It’s . . . .
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CHÂTEAU LA NERTHE - Côtes du Rhône Villages Les Cassagnes de la Nerthe red - 2018-
dark robe, a plum colour; the bouquet is suave, furnished with liqueur black fruits, a sweet cassis and blackberry mix. It’s . . . .
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CLOS SAINT MICHEL, DOMAINE GUY MOUSSET and FILS - Côtes du Rhône Villages Domaines Guy Mousset Les Garrigues red - 2018- ()
full red colour; the bouquet is sprinkled with pepper above a briefly intense raspberry, red berry liqueur note, is surrounded by . . . .
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CLOS SAINT MICHEL, DOMAINE GUY MOUSSET and FILS - Côtes du Rhône Clos Saint-Michel Enfants de Vignerons white - 2019- ()
yellow robe, a hint or two of green. The bouquet has a ripe white fruited aroma that curves nicely, has a . . . .
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LE SERRE DES MOURRES - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Le Serre des Mourres M & G red - 2018- ()
red robe with a lightly pale top, the bouquet is spicy, with a backdrop of damson plum jam is only just . . . .
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DOMAINE ROCHEVILLE - Côtes du Rhône Domaine Rocheville Cuvée Angèle rosé - 2019-
neat pink colour; the bouquet has a floral-rose petal note to it, with small red fruits, a note of candy. The . . . .
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DOMAINE CHARVIN - Côtes du Rhône Domaine Charvin rosé - 2019-
pink robe with a salmon tint or two; the bouquet is well rounded, has a floral, rose note alongside a tone . . . .
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DOMAINE DU CALCERNIER - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine du Calcernier Cuvée La Calcernière white - 2019- ()
very pale yellow; has a refined, suave aroma, leads on very soft, graceful lemon citrus with some musky flowers also present. . . . .
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CHÂTEAU SIMIAN - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Château Simian Le Traversier white - 2019-
nicely full yellow robe; the bouquet is wide, well rounded, spherical, has saline prompts, tones of the seashore with white plum, . . . .
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DOMAINE DU COMTE CHRISTOPHE DE COURTEN - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine du Comte Christophe de Courten Réserve du Cygne red - 2017- ()
dark red colour; the bouquet carries a neatly juiced aroma led by black berry fruit of the Syrah for now, with . . . .
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DOMAINE DU COMTE CHRISTOPHE DE COURTEN - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine du Comte Christophe de Courten Cuvée Spéciale des Comtes red - 2017-
plum red robe; the bouquet is sweetly toned, with an appealing red berry jam air, a note of laurel, plum. It’s . . . .
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DOMAINE DU COMTE CHRISTOPHE DE COURTEN - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine du Comte Christophe de Courten white - 2019- ()
yellow robe; the bouquet is reserved, carries a nutty aroma, with a note of peach in the background, dried fruits such . . . .
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LA DURBANE - Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Durbane red - 2017-
shiny dark red robe; the bouquet has an aroma of well seasoned plum fruit, a jam-like thickness to it, with undertones . . . .
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LA DURBANE - Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Durbane white - 2017-
full yellow robe; the bouquet is sturdy, with an outer air of ripe mandarin fruit, that just peeks out for now. . . . .
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LA DURBANE - Côtes du Rhône La Côte de la Durbane red - 2018- ()
Jubilee plum red robe; the bouquet gives a ripe, sweet aroma of mulberry coulis, big red berries, has a note of . . . .
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LA DURBANE - Vin de France Hédoniste de la Durbane Syrah red - 2018- ()
quite a dark red robe, purple top. The bouquet is buzzy, offers immediate spicing with sweet-toned blackberry fruit, a comely and . . . .
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LA DURBANE - Vin de France Hédoniste de la Durbane Viognier white - 2018- ()
shiny, forthright yellow robe; the bouquet has a confident depth, gives a friendly air of peach, mixed white fruits, mango, with . . . .
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DOMAINE SALADIN - Vin de France Haut Brissan red - 2017-
pale red; strawberry jam, sunshine, A Grenache air that is nicely pure, very strong on its varietal ID. The palate gives . . . .
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DOMAINE SALADIN - Vin de France Chaveyron 1422 red - 2017- ()
(vat, bottling March 2020) dark red. A trim air of raspberry that sustains well leads the nose, which isn’t fully out, . . . .
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DOMAINE SALADIN - Andéol Côtes du Rhône Villages Fan dé Lune red - 2017- ()
red robe; elderberry, bosky, brambly airs on the bouquet with white pepper dosed into it. The palate has a slightly high . . . .
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CLOS DU PÈRE CLÉMENT - Visan Côtes du Rhône Villages Clos du Père Clément Notre Dame red - 2015- ()
quite a dark red; the bouquet has a curvy, sunny appeal, an aroma of plum with a sweet centre, a hint . . . .
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CLOS DU PÈRE CLÉMENT - Visan Côtes du Rhône Villages Clos du Père Clément Cuvée Père Clément red - 2016-
red robe, with a little advance, a plum hue, to it. Despite the passage of time, the nose still shows oaking, . . . .
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DOMAINE DES MARAVILHAS - Vin de France Alice red or rosé - 2019-
rosé this year: charming pink colour, much appeal. The bouquet gives a keen air of redcurrants, wild strawberries, a slight note of . . . .
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CLOS VOLABIS - Côtes du Rhône Clos Volabis rosé - 2019-
pale pink, into Provence rosé lightness. The bouquet presents an air of redcurrant, red cherry fruit, with a soft tone that . . . .
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CLOS VOLABIS - Côtes du Rhône Clos Volabis white - 2019- ()
pale yellow, flinty robe; the bouquet is gently floral, takes to the skies, has a murmur of lemon, citrus fruit, with . . . .
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DOMAINE DE COSTE CHAUDE - Visan Côtes du Rhône Villages Domaine de Coste Chaude L’Entracte rosé - 2019- ()
appealing pink robe; the bouquet centres well on a pure line of red fruits, hints of peach, licorice, has a little . . . .
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DOMAINE DE COSTE CHAUDE - Côtes du Rhône Domaine de Coste Chaude Florilège red - 2018-
dark red with a bright tone; the bouquet gives a good, decisive air of black berry fruits with a note of . . . .
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CLOS SAINT MICHEL, DOMAINE GUY MOUSSET and FILS - Côtes du Rhône Clos Saint-Michel Enfants de Vignerons (Mathilde in GB) red - 2019-
full red robe, a little lightness at the top. The bouquet has a discreet lead of raspberry fruit, with a note . . . .
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