Le Mas des Flauzieres, La Grande Reserve 2017
91 points Wine Enthusiast
"Whispers of smoke, dark chocolate and tobacco shade blackberry and cherry flavors in this wine. A blend of Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah aged 18 months in older oak, it's opulent but freshly balanced, finishing on pleasant bites of red-currant acidity and firm, upright tannins. Best enjoyed now–2027."
Variety: Grenache, Syrah, Mouvedre Appellation: Gigondas
Domaine de la Brunely, Vacqueyras 2018
4 out of 5 stars - John Livingstone-Learmonth
"(concrete vat) dark robe; the bouquet bears a brewed black fruit aroma, with some intensity, a little smokiness. The palate attacks surely, gets off and goes, widely with good length, too. This engages via its good life and open offer, wears its heart on its sleeve. It’s a genuine Vacqueyras, suited to country dishes, stews. 14°. 50% Gren, 30% Syr, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Cinsault, 5% Carignan."
Variety: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Carignan Appellation: Vacqueyras
Roche, Cairanne 2014
“ Dark blackish crimson. Intense and well balanced - and fully ripe. Rich and spicy with very fine tannins. Very exciting wine that knocks spots off some examples of grander appellations. 17/20 points."
Variety: Grenache, Syrah Appellation: Cairanne
Domaine la Colliere, "La Fontaine" Rasteau 2013
92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Made from 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre, from 40- to 70-year-old vines, the 2013 Rasteau La Fontaine is a gorgeous effort that has classic Rasteau richness and depth, yet also shows a seamless, elegant and classy style. Black raspberry, currants, ground herbs and pepper all emerge from this full-bodied, nicely concentrated effort, and while it has a soft, supple feel, it should evolve nicely for 4-5 years. Located in Rasteau, this small, family run estate was create by Georges Perrot, who bottled his first wine in 2002 while renting cellar space from Andre Romero of Domaine Soumade."
Variety: Grenache, Mourvèdre Appellation: Rasteau
Chateau Pesquie, Edition 1912 2016
93 points Jeb Dunnuck
“It’s a ripe, sexy, yet concentrated wine that offers lots of black cherries, violets, lavender, raspberry and mineral-driven aromatics. Clean, medium to full-bodied, and with rock-solid mid-palate depth, it’s going to drink beautifully for upwards of a decade, although there’s absolutely no need to delay gratification.”
Variety: Grenache, Syrah Appellation: Ventoux
Clos Chanteduc, Cotes du Rhone 2013
Clos Chanteduc is harvested by hand, destemmed and fermented in tank. It is then aged in foudre for 12 months. Due to its higher elevation and percentage of Syrah, usually around a third of the blend, Clos Chanteduc is a bright and lively, bistro-styled Côtes-du-Rhône.
Variety: Grenache, Syrah Appellation: Cotes-du-Rhone