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Jaboulet Thalabert Crozes 2010

Paul Jaboulet Aine, Domaine de Thalabert, AOC Crozes Hermitage, Drome, Northern Rhone, Auverge-Rhone-Alpes, France, 2010 On AOC Crozes Hermitage (map). This wine: lot No. not found, so must have been a big blending vat in a single bottling run; varietal … Continue reading

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Saladin C-d-R Villages 2005

Domaine Saladin, Haut Brissan, (right bank) AOC Cotes du Rhone Villages, Ardeche, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France, 2005 On AOC/AOP Cotes du Rhone Villages (extracted from [1]) Let’s start with my idea of a useful map. The appellation straddles the Rhone, taking in … Continue reading

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Domaine Despesse Cornas 2011

Domaine J Despesse, AOC Cornas, Ardeche, Northern Rhone, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France, 2011 On Cornas and its styles. This wine: lot No. 01-11, varietal syrah, unfiltered, coated natural cork closure, 13% abv, Gauntleys, €29.68 (09/18) Consumer tasting note: a Cornas in the … Continue reading

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Cave de Tain Hermitage 2010

Cave de Tain (co-op), Grand Classique, AOP Hermitage, Drome, France, 2010 This wine: lot no. L12241, varietal syrah, coated natural cork closure, 13% abv, ex-producer, €29.60 (06/16) Last tasted 13/01/18 Consumer tasting note: a deep ruby hue, with quite complex … Continue reading

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Cave de Tain Cornas 2010

Cave de Tain, Arenes Sauvages, AOP Cornas, Ardeche, Northern Rhone, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France, 2010 On Cornas Cornas, established as an appellation in 1938, lies on the right bank of the Rhone, south of, and contiguous with, St Joseph, and south-west of … Continue reading

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Cave de Tain Hermitage 2010

Cave de Tain (co-op), Grand Classique, AOP Hermitage, Drome, France, 2010 This wine: lot no. L12241, varietal syrah, coated natural cork closure, 13% abv, ex-producer, €29.60 (06/16) Last tasted 11/11/16. Consumer tasting note: deep ruby in colour, with aromas of … Continue reading

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Colombo Crozes-Hermitage 2014

Jean-Luc Colombo, Les Vignes Rousses, AOC Crozes-Hermitage, Drôme, France, 2014 This wine: varietal syrah, Diam 3 agglomerate cork closure, 13% abv, widely available, ~£10 (09/16) Consumer tasting note: a bright fresh red berried nose edged with toast and bees-wax, along … Continue reading

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