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DOMAINE DU GALET DES PAPES - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine du Galet des Papes Tradition red - 2017-
full red robe; black cherries, appealing blackberries, licorice and a hint of violet mingle on the nose. The palate opens nicely, . . . .
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DOMAINE DU GALET DES PAPES - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine du Galet des Papes Vieilles Vignes red - 2017- ()
dark red; this has a good, curvy bouquet, a very neat trail of black cherry, most engaging, real pinpoint of accuracy . . . .
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DOMAINE DU GALET DES PAPES - Côtes du Rhône Le Petit Galet red - 2017- ()
quite a full red colour; has a nicely sunny nose, raspberry, red fruits, mulberry, kind sweetness which makes it appealing. This . . . .
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DOMAINE DU GALET DES PAPES - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée au Ju Blan white - 2018-
yellow robe; has a live, upbeat nose, nice and free, peach leading it, with aniseed, ripe pear – it’s varied, appealing. . . . .
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DOMAINE ROMANEAUX-DESTEZET - Vin de France La Souteronne Gamay - 2019-
(vat/casks, bottling May 2020) red robe; the bouquet has a gentle curve of invitation, red fruits traverse it. The attack is . . . .
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DOMAINE RAYMOND USSÉGLIO ET FILS - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine Raymond Usseglio et Fils La Part des Anges red - 2014- No Rating
NOT PRODUCED . . . .
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DOMAINE RAYMOND USSÉGLIO ET FILS - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Impériale red - 1992- No Rating
NOT PRODUCED . . . .
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DOMAINE RAYMOND USSÉGLIO ET FILS - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Impériale red - 1997- No Rating
NOT PRODUCED . . . .
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DOMAINE RAYMOND USSÉGLIO ET FILS - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Impériale red - 2002- No Rating
NOT PRODUCED . . . .
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DOMAINE RAYMOND USSÉGLIO ET FILS - Côtes du Rhône Domaine Raymond Usseglio et Fils Le Claux red - 2017- ()
the dark red colour is bright and swirling. Black olives, prune, soaked black cherries/griottes – it’s a pretty copious opening. The . . . .
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DOMAINE DE FERRAND - Côtes du Rhône La Ferrande red - 2017- No Rating
NOT PRODUCED – COULURE HIT THE HARVEST . . . .
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DOMAINE DE FERRAND - Côtes du Rhône La Ferrande red - 2016-
dark red; glinting blackberry fruit that is slightly plush, on a pastilles trail, but manages to be up OK, has a . . . .
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DOMAINE DE FERRAND - Côtes du Rhône La Ferrande red - 2015- ()
dark red; mineral lurks in with black fruit, prune in an inky bouquet. The palate has a cool fringe, live tannins, . . . .
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DOMAINE DE FERRAND - Côtes du Rhône La Ferrande red - 2014- ()
dark red; mulberry liqueur, smoky cassis de Dijon airs on a nicely evolving nose, has mineral touches. The palate gives cosy . . . .
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DOMAINE DE FERRAND - Côtes du Rhône Cuvée Domaine de Ferrand Mistral red - 2018- ()
red robe; the bouquet is alert, gives immediate raspberry and red cherry, a touch of grilling. The palate bears plucky red . . . .
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DOMAINE DE FERRAND - Côtes du Rhône Cuvée Domaine de Ferrand Mistral red - 2017- ()
bright red; There is interesting, measured fullness on the nose, sweet raspberry and cherry. The palate bears redcurrant flavours, has firm . . . .
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DOMAINE DE FERRAND - Côtes du Rhône Cuvée Domaine de Ferrand Mistral red - 2016-
quite a dark red; beef stock, a brooding bouquet with black cherry, a lean towards liqueur, but it’s nicely controlled, channelled, . . . .
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DOMAINE DE FERRAND - Côtes du Rhône Cuvée Antique Vieilles Vignes red - 2018-
(steel vat, bottling Dec 2019) dark red; mulberry, mixed black stone fruits, violets show in a confident, appealing aroma. The palate . . . .
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DOMAINE DE FERRAND - Côtes du Rhône Cuvée Antique Vieilles Vignes red - 2017- No Rating
NOT PRODUCED – COULURE HIT THE HARVEST . . . .
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DOMAINE DE FERRAND - Côtes du Rhône Cuvée Antique Vieilles Vignes red - 2016- ()
dark red; meat, red blood droplets, garrigue and olives, cassis and blue fruit assemble on a tight, butty bouquet. The palate . . . .
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DOMAINE DE LA CÔTE DE L'ANGE - Côtes du Rhône Domaine de la Côte de l’Ange red - 2018- ()
(vat, bottling Dec 2019) jolie red robe; has a peppy, red cherry, upbeat nose that is softly herbal. The palate gives . . . .
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DOMAINE DE LA CÔTE DE L'ANGE - Côtes du Rhône Domaine de la Côte de l’Ange red - 2017- ()
bright dark red; the nose is sun-filled, so has a rather thick aroma of red berry fruit, raspberry jam, a touch . . . .
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DOMAINE DE LA CÔTE DE L'ANGE - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine de la Côte de l’Ange red - 2017-
(vat, bottling Dec 2019) red robe; red cherry fruits, an upbeat damson jam aroma, a note of licorice – this is . . . .
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DOMAINE LA MEREUILLE - Côtes du Rhône white - 2018- No Rating
NOT PRODUCED . . . .
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DOMAINE LA MEREUILLE - Côtes du Rhône red - 2018- ()
(vat) red robe. Red cherry, thrust, drive on the nose, some intense raspberry. The palate also bears raspberry that comes with . . . .
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DOMAINE LA MEREUILLE - Côtes du Rhône red - 2017- ()
(fibre glass vat) dark red; peppered, white pepper, red fruit intensity on the nose, liqueur-eau de vie trails, notions of herbs. . . . .
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DOMAINE LA MEREUILLE - Côtes du Rhône Villages red - 2018- ()
(vat) dark red; lingering aroma of cassis de Dijon, blackcurrant, black olive airs in a live and full nose that offers . . . .
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DOMAINE LA MEREUILLE - Côtes du Rhône Villages red - 2017-
(fibre vat) dark red; has a baked aroma, husky it is, with liqueur black fruit, a touch stretched, has Southern plunge. . . . .
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DOMAINE LA MEREUILLE - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine La Mereuille white - 2018- ()
fine yellow robe; candy, pear bonbon air, aniseed notes. The palate is tight, doesn’t show much generosity, stands firm, needs to . . . .
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DOMAINE LA MEREUILLE - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine La Mereuille Cuvée d’Auré red - 2019- ()
(cask, sugars finished, malo not) dark colour; there’s depth of fruit on the nose, black fruits, mulled blackberries, prune fruit, the . . . .
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DOMAINE LA MEREUILLE - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine La Mereuille Cuvée d’Auré red - 2018- ()
(cask) dark red; there are trails of blackberry lozenges on the bouquet’s fruit, cassis leaf. The palate has a flavour of . . . .
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DOMAINE LA MEREUILLE - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine La Mereuille Prestige, Tradition red - 2017-
(used 600-litre oak cask) full red robe; the nose is closed, brooding, layers of red fruits, plums, ripe and punchy fruit . . . .
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DOMAINE LA MEREUILLE - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine La Mereuille Les Baptaurels red - 2008- No Rating
NOT PRODUCED . . . .
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DOMAINE LA MEREUILLE - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine La Mereuille Les Baptaurels red - 2013- No Rating
NOT PRODUCED . . . .
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DOMAINE DE L'HARMAS - Vin de France L’ArtNac red - 2017-
dark red; red berry, raspberry liqueur airs, red cherry and licorice. The palate has a spicy debut, a juicy middle, straightens . . . .
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DOMAINE DE L'HARMAS - Côtes du Rhône Harmonie by Harmas red - 2018- ()
dark red; spiced, open nose, lines of red cherry, neat strawberry. The palate gives direct, clear drinking, attacks well on live . . . .
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DOMAINE DE L'HARMAS - Côtes du Rhône Harmonie by Harmas red - 2017- ()
clear red colour; floral touches, red berry, easy opening nose, airborne over earth-bound. The palate is similar, on light red cherry . . . .
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DOMAINE DE L'HARMAS - Côtes du Rhône Villages red - 2016-
steady red robe; spiced, red berry, floral note on the nose. The palate is tight knit, naked, holds pure fruit, red . . . .
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DOMAINE DE L'HARMAS - Côtes du Rhône Villages red - 2017- No Rating
NOT PRODUCED . . . .
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DOMAINE DE L'HARMAS - Côtes du Rhône Villages red - 2018- No Rating
NOT PRODUCED . . . .
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DOMAINE DE L'HARMAS - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine de l’Harmas Caprice de Mathys red - 2016-
dark red; the nose is just emerging, peppered, on blood, some animal, very Mourvèdre, has a prune fruit ripeness. The palate . . . .
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DOMAINE DE L'HARMAS - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine de l’Harmas Caprice de Mathys red - 2017- ()
dark red; Morello black cherry fruit with neat sweetness on the nose, comes with a hint of rosemary. The palate runs . . . .
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DOMAINE DE L'HARMAS - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Réserve de Félicien red - 2014- No Rating
NOT PRODUCED . . . .
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DOMAINE DE L'HARMAS - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Réserve de Félicien red - 2013- No Rating
NOT PRODUCED . . . .
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DOMAINE DE L'HARMAS - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Réserve de Félicien red - 2011- No Rating
NOT PRODUCED . . . .
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DOMAINE DE L'HARMAS - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Réserve de Félicien red - 2008- No Rating
NOT PRODUCED . . . .
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DOMAINE DE L'HARMAS - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Réserve de Félicien red - 2006- No Rating
NOT PRODUCED . . . .
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DOMAINE DE L'HARMAS - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine de l’Harmas red - 2017- ()
dark red; there is inner glow on the nose, red fruits, raspberry with herbs, thyme, holds well. The nose beats the . . . .
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DOMAINE CHRISTOPHE MESTRE, ex CUVÉE DES SOMMELIERS - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée des Sommeliers red - 2018- ()
three varieties one by one 1) (Syrah, 228-litre used cask) *** dark colour; licorice, spice, open air of crushed blackberry. The . . . .
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DOMAINE CHRISTOPHE MESTRE, ex CUVÉE DES SOMMELIERS - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée des Sommeliers red - 2019-
1) (Grenache, zero SO2, vat, 7 gm sugar to finish, going slowly) **** dark; deep nose, stylish dark fruits, Coated palate, . . . .
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