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Domaine Roger Perrin, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, red, 2008

Domaine Roger Perrin, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 2008

Good smell, but surprisingly thin body. I do not like when the smell is promising more than what the taste gives. The other way around is more fun. This just disappoints you. Not one of the good years. Drink now. (=)

Good smell, but surprisingly thin body. I […]

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. (=)

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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). (++)

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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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Domaine Jean Deydier & Fils, Châteauneuf-du-pape 2008, red

Domaine Jean Deydier & Fils, 2008

Relatively simple wine with grenache (60%), mourvédre (15%) and syrah (10%) dominating. The mourvédre is clearly noticeable. Tannins and young. Aftertaste pretty ok, but not a high class châteauneuf-du-pape. (=)

Relatively simple wine with grenache (60%), mourvédre (15%) and syrah (10%) dominating. The mourvédre is clearly noticeable. […]

Domain La Garrigue, Gigondas 2008, red

A classic gigondas, but with what I think too dominating syrah. Should have been more grenache in this to match my taste. Loads of tannins, but also not so large body. Should stay in cellar for a few years, but I ask myself what is left then. If you like young syrah dominated things, […]