Arnoux & Fils, Seigneur de Lauris – Vieilles Vignes 2016 – Gigondas

Arnoux & Fils, Seigneur de Lauris – Vieilles Vignes 2016 – Gigondas

The nose is fruity and offers a fine concentration/richness. It reveals notes of crushed cassis, crushed blackberry, small notes of violet plum associated with fine touches of fleshy wild strawberry, liquorice stick, fine hints of dry local copse, a very discreet hint of oak and grey pepper. The palate is fruity, juicy and offers gourmandize,…

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Mouriesse Vinum – Pierre d’Ambre 2019 – Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Mouriesse Vinum – Pierre d’Ambre 2019 – Châteauneuf-du-Pape

The nose is elegant, racy and offers concentration, a fine intensity as well as a fine complexity. This wine should be decanted. It reveals notes of quince, crunchy Mirabelle, small notes of kumquat associated with touches of dry lemon, William pear as well as honeysuckle, fresh local copse, laurel, very discreet hints of exotic fruits,…

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Domaine Clef de Saint Thomas – La Clé de St Thomas 2017 – Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Domaine Clef de Saint Thomas – La Clé de St Thomas 2017 – Châteauneuf-du-Pape

The nose is elegant, racy, beautifully built and offers a nice finesse of grain as well as a small complexity quite aromatic. It reveals notes of fleshy/juicy yellow apple, quince, small notes of toasted oak associated with fine hazelnut hints, yellow berries as well as fine juicy Williams pear hints, bee wax, sense of place…

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Domaine des 3 Cellier – Alchimie 2019 – Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Domaine des 3 Cellier – Alchimie 2019 – Châteauneuf-du-Pape

The nose is elegant, complex and offers a good finesse of the grain, a very fine intensity as well as an aromatic purity. It reveals notes of quince, crunchy nectarine, small notes of fresh local copse associated with fine touches of kumquat zests, a discreet hint of racy minerality, white pepper and a very discreet…

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La Bastide Saint Dominique 2019 – Châteauneuf-du-Pape

La Bastide Saint Dominique 2019 – Châteauneuf-du-Pape

The nose is fruity, fresh, very discreet tight and offers minerality. It reveals notes of fresh/fleshy apple, fresh/crunchy vine peach, small notes of fresh lychee associated with small touches of lemon, a hint of fresh lime as well as discreet hints of apricot, mandarine flowers, a very discreet hint of tilleul and an imperceptible hint…

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Château Gigognan – Clos du Roi 2018 – Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Château Gigognan – Clos du Roi 2018 – Châteauneuf-du-Pape

The nose is elegant, gourmand and offers a small richness (but full of balance/control), finesse of the grain as well as a good aromatic purity. It reveals notes of candied Mirabelle, small crushed yellow fruits, small notes of lemon, honey associated with small touches of apple, a racy minerality as well as discreet hints of…

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Domaine L’Abbé Dîne 2018 – Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Domaine L’Abbé Dîne 2018 – Châteauneuf-du-Pape

The nose is fresh, fruity and offers a small intensity as well as a fine power. This wine should be decanted. It reveals notes of quince, Mirabelle, apricot associated with small touches of apricot flowers, mandarine flowers, crushed apple as well as a hint of crushed kumquat, spices, a very discreet hint of tilleul, an…

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Domaine La Boutinière 2019 – Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Domaine La Boutinière 2019 – Châteauneuf-du-Pape

The nose is fresh, fruity and offers concentration as well as a small power. It reveals notes of quince, William pear, small notes of small yellow fruits associated with touches of fresh mandarine, zests as well as very fine hints of flowers, a subtle hint of zests and dry local copse. The palate is fruity,…

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M. Chapoutier – La Bernardine 2018 – Châteauneuf-du-Pape

M. Chapoutier – La Bernardine 2018 – Châteauneuf-du-Pape

The nose is elegant, gourmand and offers a good definition, complexity, a beautiful finesse of the grain, precision and a very fine richness. It reveals notes of quince, fleshy yellow apple, fleshy/juicy Mirabelle, small notes of zests, sense of the place (dry local copse) associated with small touches of apricot, mandarine flowers as well as…

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Domaine des Pères de L’Eglise – Le Calice de Saint Pierre 2019 – Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Domaine des Pères de L’Eglise – Le Calice de Saint Pierre 2019 – Châteauneuf-du-Pape

The nose is racy and offers a fine power, a good definition as well as a juicy/fresh beautiful fruit. This wine should be decanted. On the palate this wine expresses notes of juicy lemon, juicy/fresh mandarine, small notes of apple flowers associated with small touches of fresh apricot, tilleul, apple flowers, a racy minerality as…

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