Tardieu-Laurent C么tes du Rh么ne Blanc 2018 Wine Review

This is Tardieu-Laurent’s “Les Becs Fins” C么tes du Rh么ne blanc from the 2018 vintage. The 2018 is mostly viognier (40%), marsanne (20%) and roussanne (20%) with clairette and grenache blanc making up the balance. It is unoaked, with low acidity, a thick viscous body, is dry and has typical hay and straw like aromas. ReadyContinue reading “Tardieu-Laurent C么tes du Rh么ne Blanc 2018 Wine Review”

Domaine Rostaing C么te R么tie 2016 Wine Review

This wine review is of a C么te R么tie from Domaine Rostaing and the 2016 vintage. It鈥檚 an outstanding expression of syrah and viognier. In the glass, it is a medium bodied wine that is earthy, spicy and has well integrated and subtle oak that does not present as new barrels. The wine finishes on tanninsContinue reading “Domaine Rostaing C么te R么tie 2016 Wine Review”

Paul Mas Viognier 2019 Wine Review

This viognier is from Paul Mas and the Pays d’Oc IGP in the south of France. It’s a well made wine.  Local Australian versions of viognier can sometimes miss the mark navigating the tension between the high sugar (and alcohol) and low natural acidity of this variety. But here the wine is soft, ripe andContinue reading “Paul Mas Viognier 2019 Wine Review”

Paul Jaboulet Ain茅 Parall猫le 45 C么tes du Rh么ne Blanc 2018

This wine is a blend of grenache blanc, viognier, marsanne and bourboulenc. So a couple of less frequently seen grape varieties in an Australian context (grenache blanc and bourboulenc). The distinctive feature of this wine is its very full bodied, viscous palate. The viognier seemingly tries to break out of the wine and go itContinue reading “Paul Jaboulet Ain茅 Parall猫le 45 C么tes du Rh么ne Blanc 2018”