This superb white Côtes du Rhône Villages Sablet, made from a blend of Viognier, Bourboulenc, Clairette, Roussanne and Grenache, is fresh and dry with ample apricot and peach flavours offset by mineral undertones.
A négociant wine that has graced these pages for decades coming from our old chum Yves Chéron’s 'Pascal Frères' stable. Their über-reliable 'Cuvée Personelle', from a Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre blend, has deservedly garnered a loyal following. It drinks very well with 3-5 years bottle-age.
We are thrilled to have secured a parcel of the Clape family's terrific Côtes du Rhône, described as "an especially good bargain" by none other than Robert Parker. It will be at its best when matched with game or grilled red meats.
A warming Northern Rhône Syrah. It has a bright, black fruit bouquet and a complex and concentrated palate of plums and damson with hints of herbs and a smooth, supple finish.
Yapp is known as a Rhône specialist and this is our flagship Côtes du Rhône, so it ought to be very good ...and it is! Spice, jammy fruit and a rich silky finish. This Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Mourvèdre blend exemplifies all that is great about the increasingly-popular Southern Rhône reds.
New to our list in 2015, this cracking Syrah / Grenache rosé wine from the ever-reliable Meffres will make for terrific summer drinking.
A deliciously ripe Syrah / Grenache blend with a wonderful core of dark, berry fruit supported by a framework of ripe tannin with cooling, grantic notes and a sleek, sophisticated texture. It is readily approachable from release.
This lip-smacking, supple Grenache-based blend from Vaucluse has dollops of red fruit and warm, spicy flavours. Made by Jean-Pierre Boisson (former Mayor of Châteauneuf-du-Pape) and his daughter Emilie.
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