Cave de Tain Premi猫re Note Syrah 2018

I’ve tasted a couple of vintages now of this entry level syrah from the Cave de Tain and the Collines Rodaniennes IGP in the Rh么ne Valley, France. The 2016 vintage is reviewed here. The 2018 vintage is also of good quality. It has typical syrah aromas of wet rosemary, spice and bouquet garnis. The AustralianContinue reading “Cave de Tain Premi猫re Note Syrah 2018”

Yann Chave Le Rouvre Crozes Hermitage 2016

This is an excellent expression of Crozes-Hermitage from Jann Chave in the northern Rh么ne Valley, one of the region鈥檚 stronger producers.聽 It has cedar and spice aromatics.聽 The palate reminds of syrah with its pepper and spice character.聽 Some pastille notes express themselves at intervals.聽 Overall, this is a very good wine that is enjoyableContinue reading “Yann Chave Le Rouvre Crozes Hermitage 2016”

Tardieu-Laurent C么tes du Rh么ne Villages Les Becs Fins 2017

This is a heady C么tes du Rh么ne Villages wine. It opens to spicy and peppery aromatics.聽 The palate is full bodied and the length on the finish medium. Spices, rosemary and some raisined, but savoury, fruit emerges with time.聽 Ready to drink now.聽 Rating: Good. Abv: 14.0.聽 Price:聽 $20.聽 Website:聽聽 Reviewed:聽 May 2020.聽

Cave de Tain Premi猫re Note Syrah 2016

Cave de Tain is a Rh么ne Valley cooperative that is well regarded. This syrah is from the IGP appellation of Collines Rhodaniennes indication g茅ographique proteg茅e, north of Valence. It has a restrained aroma of plums and anise. The palate has good balance and expression of sour red fruits. Ready to drink now, this is aContinue reading “Cave de Tain Premi猫re Note Syrah 2016”

Clefs des Papes Ch芒teauneuf-du-Pape 2015

This is a delicious Ch芒teauneuf-du-Pape, a region whose wines I taste infrequently. 聽From the 2015 vintage, the Clefs des Papes has aromas of savoury plums, stones and smoke. 聽The palate has great length and is moreish. 聽This is a great value CNP that is ready to drink now. 聽Rating: Very Good. Abv: 14.5%. Price: $50.Continue reading “Clefs des Papes Ch芒teauneuf-du-Pape 2015”