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Roger Perrin, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, white 2009

Complex, honey in smell, then spinach and banana (natural bananas, not the candy one). No picture unfortunately. If you are looking for a classic white Châteauneuf-du-Pape, get this! No picture unfortunately. 2009 might feel like a young year, but the white Châteauneuf should be had young (I do not mind being proven otherwise one day…). […]

Chateau Colbert Cannet, Côtes de Provence

Chateau Colbert Cannet, Côtes De Provence, White

Light, relatively simple, cheap wine. Citrus and kiwi. Short taste. Ok as table wine, works with warm fish based food. Did not work very well with cold shellfish. (=)

Light, relatively simple, cheap wine. Citrus and kiwi. Short taste. Ok as table wine, works with warm […]

Domaine La Fagotière, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 2004, red

La Fagotière, Châteaunef-du-Pape, Red 2006 (old label)

This wine from the not so perfect year 2004 is good. Not excellent, but good wine. Some fresh grass, but long sharp body that leaves memories. Interestingly enough it had more young tannins left than I expected. They do claim their goal is to create this older […]

Domaine La Fagotière, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 2007, red

La Fagotière, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 2006 (new label)

Rich of tannins, but this is a very complex Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Excellent wine, but need at least two more years for the tannins to get rounder (even for my taste) before really knowing how this will end up. Berries, heavy, long after taste, but, dominated by tannins still. It […]

Domaine La Fagotière, Cote du Rhône, 2007, red

La Fagotière, Côtes-du-Rhône, 2001

This is unfortunately not very fun. Simply not much to have. Thin, with no aftertaste. Very disappointing for a 2007, as normally explosive years like 2007 is more noticable in lower quality wine than higher quality wine. Nothing bad with the wine, but pick something else. (=)

Note that bottle […]

Domaine La Fagotière, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 2007, white

Domain La Fagotiere, White, 2007

Very complex as all white Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Big body, lots of apricot and of course citrus. Drink now. (++)

Very complex as all white Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Big body, lots of apricot and of course citrus. Drink now. (++)

A week at Les Florets

Les Florets

Once again, the yearly trip to southern Rhone valley has ended. Another 3500 or so km on the list of distances we have driven to find the best wine in the world, and the best food regarding price / performance. It was the fifth time at Les Florets, and they have become […]

Domaine La Barroche, Châteauneuf-de-pape 2008, red

Domain La Barroche, 2008

Excellent red wine. Thanks to Winepunk Erik that suggested this winery. Long taste, young (no surprise as it is a 2008). Cherries — very fruity indeed. It has though loads of syrah, an interesting comparison to 2006 that I also tasted. I prefer the 2006 version as I think better […]

Domaine La Barroche, Châteauneuf-du-pape 2006, red

Domain La Barroche, 2006

This is a very impressive wine. Loads of typical Grenache and mourvédre based chateauneuf. Berries, lots of tannins. Long aftertaste. As it should be, although one could have asked a bit more syrah-feeling (even if I do not want too much in a grenach based wine). (++)

This is […]

Domain La Garrigue, Vacquerias “La Cantarelle” 2005, red

A very nice vacquerias. The prestige wine from La Garrigue. Thin, strict, as all vacquerias. Body ok, but not impressive. Grenache and not syrah dominated. Still tannins, so it could sit for a while more. But, it is expensive. Still much cheaper than for example chateauneuf-du-pape, but also not comparable (as good gigondas can). (+)

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