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By Matt Walls - Matt Walls Wine Blog, 17/11/2015. (Posted November 2015)

Côte-Rôtie can be the finest expression of Northern Rhône Syrah, but it’s not the most consistently reliable appellation. After tasting nearly 200 different examples this year, I can safely say that this is the real thing and it’s fairly priced. It’s unashamedly old-fashioned, with a wonderfully resinous, smoky profile and berry fruit. Medium-bodied, ethereal, totally classic.

20 best red wines for Christmas

By David Williams - The Observer, 15th November 2015. (Posted November 2015)

Big, bold and chewy, with bramble jam, liquorice, pepper and a waft of dry Mediterranean scrubland herbs, this evocative traditional southern French blend of grenache and syrah will appeal to lovers of that popular festive red wine choice Châteauneuf-du-Pape, but comes at a considerably more attractive price.

Gamay 15, Domaine de Fa Beaujolais en Besset 2014 - from Graillot

By Jamie Goode -, 13th November 2015. (Posted November 2015)

And this, the first wine they’ve released, is really good – and spectacular value, too. Sweetly aromatic with red cherries, plums and some spiciness. The palate is fresh with juicy red cherry cherry fruits and lovely supple structure, It’s quite fresh and mineral with a lovely bright core. Sappy, spicy and quite peppery on the finish. 92/100.

Rhône sweet Rhône: The bonfire’s crackling in the garden and the hearth is glowing red... time to crack open some smokin’ Syrah

By Olly Smith - Daily Mail, 07/11/2015. (Posted November 2015)

Saintly Saint-Joseph. This enthrallingly bright Syrah is as lively as cranberries crammed into a tube of dynamite. Detonate it.

What to drink this week: Red Châteauneuf-du-Pape

By Harry Eyres - Country Life, November 2015. (Posted November 2015)

Châteauneuf du Pape Le Vieux Donjon 2011 has a lovely gamey-ness and garrigue scents on the nose, and a long, satisfying finish.

Phil Parrish - The Yorkshire Journal, 01/11/2015

By Phil Parrish - The Yorkshire Journal, 01/11/2015. (Posted November 2015)

In a traditional style are wines from Gigondas. Generally these are dense, big, rich and alcoholic wines. Try a bottle of Pascal Freres 2011 Gigondas from the acknowledged Rhone experts Yapp Brothers.

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Victoria Moore - The Telegraph, 17/10/2015

By Victoria Moore - The Telegraph, 17/10/2015. (Posted November 2015)

Now we are in the full throes of Autumn, here's an eager, mellow, Mediterranean red from the limestone hills of St Chinian in the Languedoc. This wine bounds towards you as happily as a Labrador, but it smells a bit better - of mulberries and ripe berries with a trace of dried herbs.

Weekday Wines

By Christelle Guibert - Decanter, December 2015.. (Posted November 2015)

This full-bodied Syrah is a joint venture between respected winemaker Alain Graillot and the Ouled Thaleb winery of Casablanca, whose cellar was built in 1923. Pure upfront fruit, Crozes-like pepper, baked berries, liquorice and exotic North African spice. 17.25 / 90+ points.

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Swig low, sweet chariot: To toast the big rugby showdown, here’s my World Cup of scrumptious wines (and even England has a winner!)

By Olly Smith - Daily Mail, 24/10/2015. (Posted October 2015)

France has a host of brooding bottles and my top recommendation is to look to the wines of the south-west, where they make bold blends and also play a whole lot of rugby. Look for the appellations Fitou, Minervois, Corbières – or Saint-Chinian, such as ‘Les Truffières’ from Château Milhau-Lacugue 2012 (14.5 per cent). You can find it at and it’s well worth splashing out on, with spice, rich herbaceous depth and acres of black fruit to toast the rugby with.

Spectator Wine Vaults

By Jonathan Ray - The Spectator, October 2015. (Posted October 2015)

The Domaine Camp Galhan 'Amanlie' from the new AOC of Duché d’Uzès completely disarmed me when I tasted it in France and I like it as much now as I did then. A commendably oak-free blend of Viognier, Roussanne and Grenache Blanc, it’s full of creamy peaches, apricots and honeysuckle.