Tag Archives: Rhone

Domaine de l’Oratoire St Martin Cuvee Prestige 2010, Cairanne, Cotes du Rhone

A great way to kick off International Grenache Day celebrations. From the fantastic 2010 Rhone Valley vintage, made with¬†fruit off vines planted in 1905 (109 years old!), this is a 60/40 blend of Grenache and Mourvedre that sent 18 months … Continue reading

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Australian Rhone varieties, bit of a blanc mixed bag

¬†27th July 2013, Ormond Hall, St Kilda Rd It is well-evident that there is no shortage of Rhone-inspired wines in Australia. We certainly have vineyards which bask in similar weather conditions as the Rhone Valley. One could argue that a … Continue reading

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Chateau Beaucastel Hommage A Jacques Perrin 2005, Chateauneuf du Pape, Rhone Valley

One cannot have a discussion of Chateauneuf du Pape without the mention of Chateau Beaucastel. Arguably one of the finest wineries in the world, holding on to the old-school traditions (they are one of the few to hold plantings of … Continue reading

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The generosity of Luke Lambert

As a continuation from tasting Luke Lambert’s wines, he shelled out some serious dough to pour out the syrahs as a way of illustrating the style of wine he is aiming to perfect. Admitting his preference for Northern Italian cuisine, … Continue reading

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