Rhone Report


John Duval 'Plexus' GSM 2008
95  James Halliday 
James Halliday 95 "Purple-red; Barossa Valley blends of Shiraz/Grenache/Mourvedre seldom have the poise, conviction or richness of this wine; the flavours are multilayered yet not the least jammy, the tannins particularly good, the length all one can ask for. Screwcap."  Wine Advocate 93 "The

Chateau Puech-Haut 'Bosc Negre' 2009
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96  Rhone Report 
Rhone Report 96+ "Deeper in color and much more dense, reserved, and even backwards, the 2009 Bosc Negre is a slightly longer term prospect and is a blend of 80% Mourvèdre and 20% Grenache that had the Mourvèdre aged all in new barrel and the Grenache in tank. Meaning “black woods” and named after

Celler Cecilio - Black Slate 'Gratallops' 2011
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93  Rhone Report 
Rhone Report 93 "Overflowing with ripe black cherry and blacker styled fruits, licorice, freshly crushed stone, and assorted floral nuances on the nose, it turns structured on the finish, with loads of tannic grip. A big wine that has plenty of fruit and textured, it has a stacked mid-palate and is

Chateau Saint-Roch 'Chimeres' Cotes du Rousillon 2011
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92  Rhone Report 
Rhone Report 92 "A joint venture between Jean-Marc Lafage and Importer Eric Solomon, the 2011 Château Saint-Roch Côtes du Roussillon Villages Chimères comes from 100-105 year old vines and is a mix of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, and 10% Carignan that spent 8 to 12 months in a combination of 500-Liter

Clos du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010
93  Stephen Tanzer 
Robert Parker 90-92 "The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition exhibits a deep ruby/purple color, silky tannins, good acidity, impressive precision as well as aromatic uplift. Similar to, but less evolved than the 2009, with deeper, more concentrated fruit, it should drink well for 10-15 years." 

Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape 2010
95  Rhone Report 
Rhone Report 95 "Showing brilliantly from tank last year, and not disappointing from bottle this year, the 2010 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a stunning bottle of wine! A blend of 80% Grenache and equal parts Syrah and Mourvedre, its opaque purple color is followed by knockout aromas

La Peira en Damaisela 'Las Flors de la Peira' 2009
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95  International Wine Report 
Rhone Report 95 "The 2009 La Peira Coteaux du Languedoc Les Terrasses du Larzac Las Flors, a blend of 55% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, and 5% Cinsault, is stylistically closer to the grand vin than to the Les Obriers de La Peira; it is certainly the best vintage of this cuvee I’ve tasted to

Conreria d'Scala Dei - Black Slate 'Escaladei' 2010
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91  Rhone Report 
Rhone Report 91 "Comprised of 80% Garnacha and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 20 months in French and American oak barrels and foudre, the 2010 Conreria d’Scala Dei Priorat Black Slate Escaladei is an energetic, beautifully lifted and elegant Priorat that delivers plenty of jammy black raspberry,

Mas des Volques Volcae X 2010
92  Rhone Report 
Rhone Report 92 "The first vintage from proprietor Nicolas Souchon and a brilliant effort, the 2010 Mas des Volques Volcae X, a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Carignan fermented with 100% stem inclusion, offers up classic southern France styled qualities of pepper, garrigue, olive tapenade, and

Conreria d'Scala Dei - Black Slate 'La Morera' Blanc 2012
91  International Wine Cellar 
International Wine Cellar 91 "Bright yellow. Exotic aromas of peach pit, green almond, pear skin and lemon rind. Dense citrus and orchard fruit flavors are brightened by vibrant acidity and floral and ginger nuances. A smooth, expansive wine with impressive depth and length."  Rhone Report 90