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Rhône Valley

Included here primarily because of the label. I initially mistook it for Domaine de Durban because of the 3 “T” green shield… a lookalike …

Not sure what view to take on this one. First bottle was pretty impressed (Dom de la Mordorée renowned for Châteauneuf-du-Pape), but the second …

The first time I have definitively smelled butterscotch on a wine. Other aromas of vanilla, butter and passion fruit as well. Flavours of apricot …

A Châteauonline recommendation. I agree. Very smooth and easy-drinking wine, but complex, balanced and with some shelf-life. Very deep red with hints of purple …

I stuck this label in securely intending to write it up when I drank the 2nd bottle (having left it too long before writing …

Another very nice wine from Chapoutier.

The bloke in Nicolas on Avenue Kléber, Paris, recommended this to me, because I had been in 3 times, buying a lot of Rhône …

Black pepper – a lot. Quite gum-dry, suggesting relatively high tannin levels. Should age OK for a year-or-two. Another fine Belleruche from Chapoutier. Black …

I bought this in summer 1997 at the Chapoutier Cave, with the intentions of keeping it until the Millenium (it was a bit tough …

Very drinkable Muscat de Beaumes de Venise. Tea-and-orange-peel as usual but stronger on the orange sharpness. Slightly sweeter than usual, so matched up quite …