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2009 Hommage a Jacques Perrin, WA99
"Potentially the wine of the vintage, the 2009 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage a Jacques Perrin had just been bottled two weeks before my visit. A wine of extraordinary density, richness, precision and unreal flavor intensity, it reveals abundant gamey, meaty notes intermixed with smoked duck, Provencal herbs, blueberries, blackberries, kirsch and licorice. This loaded, multidimensional, massively concentrated 2009 is much softer than most Hommages. It should be drinkable in 3-4 years and keep for 30-40 years thereafter." - 99pts, Wine Advocate 10/11
1989 La Bernardine
2012 Terre d'Emile
75% Grenache and 25% Syrah. This is a straight-up, friendly Southern Rhone perfect for the season. Vacqueyras is situated close to Gigondas & Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Warm, ripe fruit streaked with surprisingly racy acidity makes for a refreshing wine at the richer end of the spectrum. The Barnier's plantings in Vacqueyras cover only 12 hectares, so not much of this is produced. Vacqueyras, formerly a Cotes-du-Rhone, was granted its own AOC in 1990, the first in the region since Gigondas in 1971. More than 95% of the wine produced here is red. One key difference between the wines of Vacqueyras and Gigondas is the proportion of Grenache required by their respective appellation laws. All Gigondas red wines must comprise at least 80% Grenache, whereas Vacqueyras wines are required to contain only 50% of this classic southern Rhone variety. The use of more Syrah & Mourvedre gives the wines a slightly more rustic profile. Drink or hold for a couple of years.
2000 Chateauneuf du Pape
2001 Reine des Bois
2001 Cuvee Barberini
"The outstanding 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Barberini (a blend of 40% Grenache, 40% Syrah, and 20% Mourvedre aged 24 months in 40% small barrels and 60% neutral wood foudres) boasts an inky/ruby/purple color in addition to a big, sweet nose of creme de cassis, melted licorice, graphite, smoke, and truffles. Full-bodied, lush, and expansively flavored, with tremendous purity as well as density, this brilliant 2001 is already starting to strut its stuff." - 93pts WA
Like Châteauneuf, Gigondas may be made from any combination of 13 regional grapes but tends to focus primarily on just three: Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre.
2012 La Sagesse
Cult Cotes du Rhone producer Domaine Gramenon crafts small quantites of single site wines. This Cotes du Rhone is made from Grenache vines that are 60 years old. It spends 12 months in oak barrels. The Domaine recommends holding for at least one year after bottling before opening. A decanting before service is recommended. Can keep up to10 years depending on vintages.
2012 Sierra du Sud
Cult Cotes du Rhone producer Domaine Gramenon crafts small quantites of single site wines from super-low yields. This Cotes du Rhone is made from Syrah vines that are 8-30 years old. It spends 7months in wood, vat & barrique. Can age 4-8 years.
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