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DELAS - Crozes-Hermitage Le Clos red - 2019-
dark red robe; the bouquet is reserved, has potential to be stylish, a neat and understated tone of small black fruits . . . .
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DELAS - Crozes-Hermitage Domaine des Grands Chemins red - 2019-
dark red robe; the bouquet carries latent reduction, so needs to breathe. It centres on a cluster of black fruits, a . . . .
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DOMAINE DU MURINAIS - Crozes-Hermitage Vieilles Vignes red - 2019-
dark robe; the nose carries reduction, so needs to breathe. It has a deep foundation of brewed black fruits, a near . . . .
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DOMAINE DES ENTREFAUX - Crozes-Hermitage Domaine des Entrefaux red - 2019-
dark red, attractive robe; the nose is nicely wide, elegantly furnished with mixed berry fruits, raspberry, blueberry. The palate drinks with . . . .
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DOMAINE GAYLORD MACHON - Crozes-Hermitage Cuvée Ghany red - 2019- ()
dark red colour; the bouquet is evolving already, coming together, offers, hints of iodine, soft peony flowers, bacon fat, cassis fruit. . . . .
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DOMAINE GAYLORD MACHON - Crozes-Hermitage Cuvée Lhony red - 2019- ()
(casks) dark red robe; the bouquet lines up black berry fruit with a sweet tone inside, carries discreet perfume, outlying notes . . . .
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DOMAINE DES COMBAT - Crozes-Hermitage Domaine des Combat red - 2019- ()
deep robe; the nose gives a calm aroma of stewed fruits, soaked black cherries/griottes, a note of damp moss. It’s a . . . .
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OGIER, CAVE DES PAPES - Crozes-Hermitage L’Orientale red - 2019- ()
dark red; the nose gives a brothy, sweet-toned air of black berry fruits, its inner sweetness indicative of the hot summer. . . . .
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OGIER, CAVE DES PAPES - Crozes-Hermitage L’Orientale red - 2020-
dark red; the bouquet is deep enough to interest, shows black berry fruits with a note of dusty trails, licorice. It . . . .
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DOMAINE DE LA VILLE ROUGE - Saint-Joseph Cuvée Lenny white - 2020-
(cask) yellow robe, a little depth. The nose expresses anis de Marseille, a firm aniseed covering, with oak, smokiness. It has . . . .
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DOMAINE DE LA VILLE ROUGE - Crozes-Hermitage Malgrès Tout white - 2020- ()
(cask/vat) yellow colour with a gold leaning. The nose is markedly ripe, buttery, fires a full mango aroma, guava, is very . . . .
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DOMAINE DE LA VILLE ROUGE - Crozes-Hermitage Cuvée Nathan white - 2020- ()
(vat/casks) full yellow robe. The nose is full of ripe fruit, cooked oranges, vintage marmalade, with mango, pineapple, oak all abord . . . .
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DOMAINE DE LA VILLE ROUGE - Crozes-Hermitage Inspiration red - 2020- ()
full, dark red; the nose gives a sunny air of black fruit lozenges, jelly fruit, is nice and free, sets up . . . .
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DOMAINE GAYLORD MACHON - Crozes-Hermitage La Fille dont J’ai Rêvé (the daughter of whom I have dreamed) white - 2020-
(vat/casks) marked yellow robe; the bouquet is wide, bouncy, comes out with tropical fruits, pineapple chunks, mango, oak toast, camomile tea . . . .
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DOMAINE GAYLORD MACHON - Crozes-Hermitage Cuvée Lhony red - 2020- ()
(casks) dark red; the bouquet serves a rounded aroma of blackberry fruit, has neat depth, can open and vary further. The . . . .
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DOMAINE GAYLORD MACHON - Crozes-Hermitage Cuvée Ghany red - 2020-
(vat) dark red; the nose carries sweet depth, centres on cooked plums, trails a little spice, hasn’t yet really emerged. The . . . .
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DOMAINE MELODY - Saint-Péray Marc & Marlène white - 2020- ()
(cask/vat) ripe yellow colour, gold tints. The nose has an air of petrol, ripe peach seasoning, baked pastry, melted butter. It’s . . . .
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DOMAINE MELODY - Saint-Joseph Marc & Marlène white - 2020- ()
(casks/vat) shiny yellow robe; the bouquet is a full affair, gives a broad sweep, has smoky, tobacco, cooked lemon, apricot airs. . . . .
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DOMAINE MELODY - Saint-Joseph Marc & Marlène red - 2020- ()
(casks) dark red; the bouquet serves a mix of red and black berry fruits, a hint of bacon fat, licorice, has . . . .
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DOMAINE MELODY - Crozes-Hermitage Domaine Melody Chaos Blanc white - 2020-
(casks) full yellow robe; the nose is a cocktail of cooked citrus, lime and orange fruits, a touch of peach stone . . . .
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DOMAINE MELODY - Crozes-Hermitage Domaine Melody L’Exception . . . white - 2020- ()
fine yellow robe; the bouquet is airborne in nature, offers a grapey, peachy aroma, notes of vanilla pod, toasting. This is . . . .
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DOMAINE MELODY - Crozes-Hermitage Domaine Melody Étoile Noire red - 2020-
(casks) very dark robe; the bouquet is intense, carries chocolate from its oak, an inner sense of ripe dried fruit such . . . .
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DOMAINE MELODY - Crozes-Hermitage Domaine Melody Friandise red - 2020- ()
dark red robe, black tints; the nose is close-knit, has sunny depth, a fuelled air of black berry fruits. The palate . . . .
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DOMAINE MELODY - Crozes-Hermitage Domaine Melody Premier Regard red - 2020- ()
(vat/casks) dark red; the nose has captured sun rays, gives a sweet, dried fruits inflection, prune to the fore. The palate . . . .
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DOMAINE HABRARD - Saint-Joseph Saint-Épine Bio red - 2020-
(casks) bright dark red; the bouquet engages well, immediately, has the pulse of the granite, a red berry-floral certainty, the fruit . . . .
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DOMAINE HABRARD - Crozes-Hermitage Domaine Habrard Vin Bio white - 2020- ()
(vat) attractive yellow robe; the nose is cosy, gives an elegant, plump aroma of nectarine fruit, a hint of banana, ripe . . . .
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DOMAINE HABRARD - Crozes-Hermitage Grand Classique zero added SO2 red - 2019-
very dark robe; the nose has a plunge of brewed black fruits, blackberry with an undertone of roasting, an implicit vintage . . . .
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DOMAINE HABRARD - Crozes-Hermitage Grand Classique Vin Bio red - 2020- ()
(vat) dark red, purple tint. The bouquet is alert, springy, has a notion of moss, damp rocks, an inset of neat . . . .
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DOMAINES PIERRE GAILLARD - Saint-Péray Famille Pierre Gaillard white - 2019-
yellow robe; the nose has a nutty, biscuity aroma, a low-key note of apricot, tangerine. The fruit side of it is . . . .
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DOMAINES PIERRE GAILLARD - Saint-Joseph white - 2019- ()
full yellow robe; the bouquet has a rich air, a sizzled butter, crème brûlée tone, oak and pear in the mix. . . . .
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J. VIDAL-FLEURY - Crozes-Hermitage white - 2019-
pale, flinty colour; the nose gives a good picture of the Marsanne, combines orange zest with a note of ginger, spice, . . . .
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J. VIDAL-FLEURY - Saint-Péray Vidal-Fleury - 2020-
(vat/casks) appealing yellow robe; the nose is neatly tuned, centres on aniseed and orange, meaning a fresh tenor, spearmint and a . . . .
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J. VIDAL-FLEURY - Saint-Joseph white - 2020- ()
yellow robe; the bouquet combines sweet, buttery airs with more clear tones of cooked lime, shows its oak rather prominently and . . . .
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J. VIDAL-FLEURY - Saint-Joseph red - 2020- ()
(vat/barrel) dark red; the bouquet has a beef stock, well assured depth, a promising cluster of black berry fruits present, with . . . .
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J. VIDAL-FLEURY - Hermitage Vidal-Fleury red - 2020-
(casks) deep robe; the nose bears marked sunshine influences, so there’s a heart of prune, dates, a stoked up from within . . . .
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J. VIDAL-FLEURY - Crozes-Hermitage white - 2020-
fine yellow colour; the bouquet is sleepy, starting to emerge, is fine in tone, for now discreetly furnished with floral notes, . . . .
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J. VIDAL-FLEURY - Crozes-Hermitage red - 2020-
dark red; the bouquet is smoked from its oak, has an inner line of crisp black fruits, a little dried fruits . . . .
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J. VIDAL-FLEURY - Cornas - 2020- ()
(barrel/casks) very dark robe; the nose has a prominent note of oak in it, backed by a swirl of blackcurrant fruit, . . . .
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DOMAINE PIERRE and JÉROME COURSODON - Saint-Joseph Le Paradis Saint Pierre white - 2020- ()
(cask) attractive yellow robe; the bouquet has a shapely air led by greengage, lime fruit, the oak toasting sensible. The detail . . . .
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DOMAINE PIERRE and JÉROME COURSODON - Saint-Joseph Silice white - 2020-
clear yellow robe; the bouquet carries oak grilling, which will drop back, has an inner air of nuts, peach, cooked lemon. . . . .
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DOMAINE PIERRE and JÉROME COURSODON - Saint-Joseph Le Paradis Saint Pierre red - 2020-
(casks) dark red; the bouquet is appealing, composed of a variety of prompts, carries potential, stewed red fruits with a note . . . .
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DOMAINE PIERRE and JÉROME COURSODON - Saint-Joseph L'Olivaie red - 2020- ()
(casks) full red robe; the nose is smoky, quite direct, underpinned with some sweet oak, crushed cassis berries, its depth assured. . . . .
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DOMAINE PIERRE and JÉROME COURSODON - Saint-Joseph Silice red - 2020- ()
(casks) very dark robe. The nose is busy, charged with striking, immediate black fruits, blackberry, a note of bacon, sweet herbs. . . . .
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DOMAINE JEANNE GAILLARD - Crozes-Hermitage Famille Pierre Gaillard Jeanne Gaillard red - 2020-
(casks) dark red; the nose centres on blackcurrant, blackcurrant leaf airs, minting, is direct, with some emergence to come. The palate . . . .
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DOMAINE JEANNE GAILLARD - Saint-Joseph Domaine Jeanne Gaillard La Relève red - 2020-
(casks) dark, full robe. The nose has a curvy shape, elegant black fruits on the sweep, a backdrop of oak-nutshells; it . . . .
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DOMAINE DU COLOMBIER - Hermitage Domaine du Colombier white - 2020-
(cask) yellow robe with glisten in it; the palate has scale, depth without going overboard, so the stylish nature of 2020 . . . .
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DOMAINE DU COLOMBIER - Hermitage Domaine du Colombier red - 2020- ()
(casks) very dark robe; the nose is ripely filled with a good plunge of plum, blackberry fruits, sets up well. The . . . .
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DOMAINE DU COLOMBIER - Crozes-Hermitage Domaine du Colombier white - 2020-
fine yellow robe; the bouquet carries an aniseed ping of clarity, a softer note of honeysuckle fragrance underneath, a little petrol, . . . .
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DOMAINE DU COLOMBIER - Crozes-Hermitage Cuvée Gaby red - 2020- ()
(casks) dark red, black tinted robe; the bouquet has a deep setting, profound black berry, mulberry fruits, close to jam in . . . .
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DOMAINE DU COLOMBIER - Crozes-Hermitage red - 2020-
(casks) full, dark red; the bouquet lurks with attractive, interesting dark berry airs, more to come. The palate gives a wholesome . . . .
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