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Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas 2010, Southern Rhone, France

Saint Cosme has been riding a good streak from 2010 to 2012. They produce beautiful Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah blends, a very lovely Chateauneuf du Pape, and value-for-money Cotes du Rhones. However, if an inkling of uncertainty, go with their … Continue reading

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Pascal Chalon La Grande Ourse 2009, Cotes du Rhone

AUD$45 from Prince Wine Store. A biodynamic wine from the Tulette region of the Rhone-Alpes. You know their stuff can’t be too bad when most of their harvest is sold to Chateau Beaucastel. La Grande Ourse is a blend of … Continue reading

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Chapoutier Lubéron 2011, Provence (sorta near Rhône Valley)

These Luberon vineyards reside on Luberon Regional Natural Park land. The Cotes du Lubéron is its own AOC within the folds of Provence, but enjoys the warm embrace of the Alps and the Rhone Valley. Good ripening conditions isn’t a foreign concept here … 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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Senechaux Blanc 2007, Chateauneuf du Pape, Southern Rhone Valley

A blend of Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc and Roussanne that saw some time in barriques. This is as old as I’ve taken my CdP blancs, and I did so with this bottle as a trial of curiosity. Pale yellow colour … Continue reading

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