Tavel, Southern Rhône

Château de Saint-Cosme

Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2021

Kat
9.3

Garrigue, plum, smoke, black fruit. Oof. Minerality is sublime. — 4 days ago

Austin, Robin and 2 others liked this

Chateau de Fonsalette

Réservé Côtes du Rhône Syrah 2010

Wine dinner at Matt’s. In a great spot and drinking beautifully. — 14 days ago

Ron, Bob and 2 others liked this

Domaine du Pegau

Cuvée Réservé Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2021

Popped and poured. The 2021 “Cuvée Réservée” pours a deep ruby color with a deep but transparent core; medium+ viscosity and moderate staining of the tears. On the nose, the wine is developing with notes of ripe red and black brambles, spiced meat, black pepper, some purple flowers and stony minerals. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium+ tannin and medium acid. Confirming the notes from the nose. The finish is long. This comes across lighter and more Burgundian than the last handful of vintages; almost giving me some 2014 vibes (which is a vintage in the last decade that I adore). It’s really good and shows a bit more elegance that I quite like. Looking forward to tracking this vintage as time goes on. Drink now with some patience and should be cracking through 2041 with ease. — a month ago

Ira, Severn and 12 others liked this

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

La Crau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 1988

Lovely mature CdP, redfruits, nice balance, medium-long finish, starting to show just a little oxidation. — a day ago

Jim Powers
with Jim
Aravind, Bob and 3 others liked this

E. Guigal

Gigondas Red Rhone Blend

Spices, pepper. Fruits rich spicy and sweet. Match with various food. 2019 @, Vinsemble, 240406 — 8 days ago

Billy liked this

Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend

I would not have dared to drink this so young — but it was delicious, fresh & complex, — 5 days ago

Château de Trinquevedel

Tavel Grenache Rosé 2022

John Howard
9.0

Candied apple pith fest. — a month ago

Severn, Paul and 12 others liked this

Domaine de Marcoux

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2018

Adorable CdP. Quite sope power, full bodied but with a deeper aromatic layer. Nice — 8 days ago

Daron, Jan and 9 others liked this

Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2017

Transparent, singing. Ripe but tense. Truly top tier fruit. — 15 days ago

Jan, Peter and 26 others liked this

Château de Beaucastel

Hommage à Jacques Perrin Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2005

Talk about an enormous wine. The 2005 is downright youthful and packed to the gills with fruit and character. Dark fruited with anise and black pepper. It was just so dense that everything seemed locked up right now…and we can thank Mourvedre for that. This was very tasty with cassoulet, Toulouse sausage and duck confit. If I were going to open another one of these, I would probably hold until 2030 and this will probably last for another 25 years beyond that. A massive wine with a long future yet ahead. — a month ago

Severn, Juan and 6 others liked this