Category Archives: syrah

Dom. de L’Hortus GC 2014

Domaine de L’Hortus, Grande Cuvee Rouge, AOC Pic Saint Loup, Herault, Occitanie, France, 2014 This wine: lot No. L16103 (below front label), bottle No. 17718; given the middling hue,  probably a blend of grenache noir, syrah, and mourvedre; 6 months … Continue reading

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Boutinot Cotes du Rhone 2015

Boutinot, Les Coteaux Schisteux, Seguret AOP Cotes du Rhone Villages, Ardeche, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France 2015 On AOP Cotes du Rhone Villages. This wine: lot No. L0F100775 (on bottle below front label), a grenache noir heavy blend with 20% syrah, 22 months … Continue reading

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Cantaussel Minervois 2014

Domaine de Cantaussel, Pic Saint Martin, AOC Minervois la Liviniere, Hérault, Languedoc (whilst retaining its historical name, Languedoc, along with Roussillon and Midi-Pyrenees, has since 2016, been subsumed into the administrative region of Occitanie), France, 2014 On AOC Minervois la … Continue reading

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Gimie Louis Grand d’Oc 2014

Domaine Moulin Gimie, Louis Grand, IGP Pay d’Oc, Capestang, Herault, Occitanie, France, 2014 This wine: lot No. L26/08/16 (on bottle below capsule), a syrah dominated blend, along with unknown proportions of grenache, mourvedre and cinsaut, coated natural cork closure, 14.5% … Continue reading

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Martelle Minervois Liviniere 2013

Chateau La Croix Martelle, l’Onoriva, AOC Minervois La Livinière, Hérault, Languedoc (whilst retaining its historical name, Languedoc, along with Roussillon and Midi-Pyrenees, has since 2016, been subsumed into the administrative region of Occitanie), France, 2013 On AOC Minervois La Liviniere … Continue reading

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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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Les Cailloux Ch-du-Pape 2007

Lucien et Andre Brunel, Les Cailloux, Cuvee Centenaire, AOC Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Vaucluse, PACA, France, 2007 On permitted varieties For red wine, 13 are permitted, both red and white (w): bourboulenc (w), cinsault, clairette (w), counoise (w), grenache, mourvedre, muscardin, picardan (w), … Continue reading

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