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CHATEAU BEAUCHÊNE - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Château Beauchêne Vignobles or Domaine de la Serrière red - 2019-
medium red robe; the bouquet mixes herbs and plums, red berries, discreet scenting, is a straightforward do, not great scope attached. . . . .
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CHATEAU BEAUCHÊNE - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grande Réserve red - 2019- ()
dark red; the nose has a black fruit, blackberry lead aroma with notions of oak, coffee, licorice, a sprinkle of herbs. . . . .
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CHATEAU BEAUCHÊNE - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Château Beauchêne Hommage Odette Bernard red - 2019-
(vat/casks) dark red colour; the nose is clear, well furnished with black berry fruit, a pleasing intensity to it, has notes . . . .
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LES GRANDES SERRES - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine St Patrice Vieilles Vignes red - 2019-
(barrel/vat/casks) deep red colour; the bouquet is full, charged with sun-filled fruit, prunes, density, a note of chocolate. It holds well. . . . .
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CLOS BELLANE - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Urgonien 1.14 hectare red - 2019-
(vat/casks) clear red robe; the bouquet carries a red berry jam aroma with a friendly sweetness, a hint of vegetal, latent . . . .
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CLOS SAINT PIERRE - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Clos Saint Pierre red - 2019- ()
(casks) dark red colour; the bouquet gives a rather elegant air of red fruits, oak-crushed nutshells, inner spicing. There is a . . . .
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CLOS SAINT PIERRE - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Clos Saint Pierre Le Secret red - 2019- ()
(casks) dark red robe; a suave intensity leads the nose, plum fruits with a savoury ripeness, a stylish bouquet in the . . . .
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DOMAINE OLIVIER HILLAIRE - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine Olivier Hillaire red - 2019-
(casks) full red robe; spice and vegetal airs mingle on the smoky nose, with a steady inlay of plum fruit that . . . .
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DOMAINE OLIVIER HILLAIRE - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine Olivier Hillaire Les Terrasses red - 2019-
(casks) quite a full red colour; the bouquet is smoky, crisp, centres on black raisin, prune airs, notes of charcoal derived . . . .
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RAVOIRE ET FILS, OLIVIER RAVOIRE - Gigondas Olivier Ravoire Armatura red - 2019-
dark robe; the bouquet is a combo of oak and blackcurrant fruit, a note of licorice, does not speak of its . . . .
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E.GUIGAL - Gigondas E Guigal red - 2017-
largely dark red colour; the nose is sweet at heart, a peek out for now of red berry fruit, jam-like. There . . . .
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MAS DES RESTANQUES - Vacqueyras Mas des Restanques red - 2019-
attractive dark red robe; the bouquet is stylish, centres on red berry fruit, strawberry with a note of sweetness, and an . . . .
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DOMAINE DES FONTNOBLES - Gigondas Domaine des Fontnobles red - 2019- ()
(casks) bold, dark robe, black-tinted. The bouquet mixes black cherry fruit with nutshells, rather green seasoning. The depth is OK. The . . . .
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FONT SARADE - Gigondas les Pigières red - 2019-
full, deep red robe; the nose is sweet, plummy, has a husky side note, notions of dried herbs, local colour. The . . . .
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LES GRANDES SERRES - Gigondas Les Grandes Serres La Combe des Marchands red - 2019- ()
(vat/casks) dark red colour; the bouquet shows sunshine intensity, prune fruit with a dusty, herbal topping. It’s a solid opening. The . . . .
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LES GRANDES SERRES - Gigondas Les Grandes Serres Rémy Ferbras Terre de Mistral red - 2019- ()
(vat/barrel) quite a full red robe; plum and spice front up the nose, which is a little seared, has hay notes, . . . .
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LES GRANDES SERRES - Gigondas Domaine des Fontnobles red - 2019- ()
(casks) bold, dark robe, black-tinted. The bouquet mixes black cherry fruit with nutshells, rather green seasoning. The depth is OK. The . . . .
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DOMAINE PALON - Gigondas Domaine Palon Tradition red - 2019-
dark red robe; the nose reflects the warmth of the plains, exudes a ripe, sun-filled liqueur, mulled fruits’ aroma, plum essence, . . . .
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CAVE LA ROMAINE - Gigondas Domaine Les Coteaux de Montmirail red - 2019-
dark red; the bouquet leads on a plum fruit aroma, with airs of hay, dusty trails, a note of raspberry. There’s . . . .
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OGIER, CAVE DES PAPES - Gigondas Ogier Les Dentelles red - 2019- ()
(casks) steady red robe; the nose has an air of crushed nutshells, oak effects, a plum, light raspberry fruit inlay, notions . . . .
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OGIER, CAVE DES PAPES - Gigondas Ogier Oratorio red - 2019-
(casks) regular red robe; the nose carries a ripe note of prune fruit, plums, is discreetly solid, compact from the sunshine. . . . .
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DOMAINE FRANÇOIS XAVIER LAMBERT - Gigondas François Xavier Lambert Prestige des Dentelles red - 2019-
(casks) deep red robe; the nose leads on plums and spice, notes of cherries, and crushed nutshells from the oak. It’s . . . .
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DOMAINE DES BOSQUETS - Gigondas Domaine des Bosquets Les Roches . . . red - 2019-
(casks) deep robe; the bouquet has an oily intensity, layers of blackcurrant fruit in a coulis style, oak overhanging it. There . . . .
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DOMAINE DES BOSQUETS - Gigondas Domaine des Bosquets Les Routes . . . red - 2019- ()
(casks) bold, dark robe, very Syrah; the bouquet gives airs of black olives, ripe blackberry, a coulis nature to the fruit, . . . .
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DOMAINE DES BOSQUETS - Gigondas Domaine des Bosquets Le Plateau . . . red - 2019-
(casks) deep robe, very Mourvèdre in hue. The bouquet is wide, sure, carries a spiced, peppery, tight aroma, the fruit pure, . . . .
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DOMAINE DES BOSQUETS - Gigondas Domaine des Bosquets La Colline . . . red - 2019-
(casks) dark red; the nose is lucid, led by its charcoal oaking, an air of graphite, with an underlay of plum . . . .
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DOMAINE DES BOSQUETS - Gigondas Domaine des Bosquets Le Lieu Dit . . . red - 2019-
(casks) dark red; raspberry, hints of plum, and crushed nutshells from the oak, notes of hat and dried herbs feature on . . . .
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DOMAINE DES BOSQUETS - Gigondas Domaine des Bosquets Réserve du Domaine red - 2019- ()
(casks/vat/large barrel) handsome dark red colour; the bouquet is securely filled with black cherry, berry fruits, isn’t much out and about, . . . .
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DOMAINE BRUSSET - Gigondas Tradition Le Grand Montmirail red - 2019-
deep, dark red robe, black tints. The bouquet shows reduction, so needs to breathe; beyond that slight funkiness, there is a . . . .
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DOMAINE BRUSSET - Gigondas Les Hauts de Montmirail red - 2019- ()
deep robe, black hues. The bouquet has a meaty, no-nonsense angle, bears an accumulation of black berry, cherry fruits, a hint . . . .
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DOMAINE BRUSSET - Gigondas Les Secrets de Montmirail red - 2019- ()
dark red colour; the bouquet really strikes a good chord, is well seasoned with garrigue influences, gorse, herbs, a ripe sweetness . . . .
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CHÂTEAU DE SAINT COSME - Gigondas Château de Saint Cosme Le Claux red - 2019- ()
(casks) dark red robe; the bouquet is deep but live, carries an abundance of black berry fruit with oak noticeable, a . . . .
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PIERRE AMADIEU - Gigondas Le Pas de l'Aigle red - 2019-
(casks) attractive dark red; the bouquet has a sunny filling of ripe black berry fruit, notes of oak, crushed nutshells, chocolate . . . .
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DOMAINE DE FONTAVIN - Gigondas Domaine de Fontavin Cuvée Combe Sauvage red - 2019- ()
dark red; the nose has an aroma of brewed blackberries, black cherries, a little herbal drift attached, a note of dusty . . . .
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DOMAINE DE CABASSE - Gigondas Domaine de Cabasse Jucunditas red - 2019- ()
dark, thorough robe; the bouquet offers a bonny aroma of blackberry fruit, a note of licorice, gorse and menthol. It’s a . . . .
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DOMAINE DE COYEUX - Gigondas de Domaine de Coyeux Impéris red - 2019-
handsome dark red robe; the bouquet has a savoury angle, soaked cherries, griottes and a note of lamb stock present. There’s . . . .
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MONTIRIUS - Gigondas Montirius La Tour red - 2019- ()
deep red robe; the bouquet is nicely together, centred on ripe blackberry, a jam tone to it, with reserves to give . . . .
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DOMAINE DES PASQUIERS - Gigondas red - 2019- ()
dark red; the nose is soft, on blackberries, nettles, has a herbal trimming, just reflects the dry conditions of the year, . . . .
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DOMAINE DE PIAUGIER - Gigondas Domaine de Piaugier red - 2019-
(large barrel) fine red robe; the bouquet has an air of sweet plum fruit with a little chalk-charcoal, an edge from . . . .
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DOMAINE D'OURÉA - Gigondas Domaine d’Ouréa ‘O red - 2019- ()
attractive dark red robe; the nose has a blackberry, briar aroma, sweet black pastilles with an easy allure. The palate is . . . .
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DOMAINE DE L'ESPIGOUETTE - Gigondas Domaine de l'Espigouette red - 2019-
dark red; the bouquet has an oxtail, beefy angle, with reduction rendering the fruit “high” – so decant it. There is . . . .
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MAS DES RESTANQUES - Gigondas Mas des Restanques red - 2019- ()
deep, dark red colour; the bouquet carries an appealing, oily aroma of crushed black berry fruits, its sweetness refined, the shape . . . .
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DOMAINE DES PÈRES DE L'ÉGLISE - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine des Pères de l’Église l’Héritage de Pollus red - 2019- ()
(casks) dark red robe; the nose is a plummy affair, carries sweetness, ripeness, and a hint of dried herbs. It holds . . . .
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DOMAINE DES PÈRES DE L'ÉGLISE - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine des Pères de l’Église Le Calice de Saint-Pierre red - 2019-
(vat/barrel/casks) full red colour; the bouquet has an intense air, led by plum fruit, with red berries, dried herbs, a smoky . . . .
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CHÂTEAU DE LA FONT DU LOUP - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Château de La Font du Loup Les Demoiselles de la Font du Loup red - 2019-
(vat/large barrel) steady red robe; the bouquet carries a sweet aroma with rose petal scenting accompanying the plum fruit, is a . . . .
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DOMAINE JULIETTE AVRIL - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine Juliette Avril red - 2019-
(vat/barrel) dark robe; the nose has an air of crushed nutshells above a lissom aroma of black berry fruit. There’s a . . . .
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DOMAINE CLEF DE SAINT THOMAS, ex DOMAINE DES RELAGNES - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine Clef de Saint Thomas La Clef de Saint Thomas red - 2019- ()
(casks) dark red colour; the bouquet gives a rather refined trail of blackberry and raspberry fruit, comes with a sweet tone, . . . .
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DOMAINE CLEF DE SAINT THOMAS, ex DOMAINE DES RELAGNES - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine Clef de Saint Thomas Pierre Troupel red - 2019- ()
(vat) quite a full red colour; the nose is sweet and slightly floral, with a plum fruit heart, a very respectable . . . .
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CHÂTEAU SIMIAN - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Château Simian Le Traversier red - 2019-
(vat) gentle, rather transparent red robe; the nose is overtly herbal, cut hay airs, a small nugget of red berry fruit . . . .
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DOMAINE TOUR SAINT MICHEL - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée des Deux Soeurs red - 2019-
(concrete vat) mild red robe; the nose gives a channelled air of raspberry with notes of dried herbs around it. It’s . . . .
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