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  • 2005 Le Clos du Caillou Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine du Caillou Vieilles Vignes Cuvée Unique – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (10/13/2019)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 5 hours.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, slightly dusty looking. Nose of dried herbs, black licorice and dishwater. Flavors of berries, cherries and plums. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (91 points)

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  • 2007 Château La Nerthe Châteauneuf-du-Pape – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (9/7/2019)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about two hours.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of flowers, boysenberries and black berries. Flavors of black raspberries, boysenberries and black cherries.. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2004 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (7/24/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of raspberries, jam, red berries and flowers. Flavors of raspberries, plums and red berries. Medium to bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2016 Château d’Or et de Gueules Costières-de-Nîmes Les Cimels Rosé – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Costières-de-Nîmes (4/3/2019)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Salmon color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of strawberries, apricots and red berries. Flavors of cherries, strawberries and raspberries. Medium to bright acidity, medium bodied. Drink now. (90 points)

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  • 2009 Vignobles Mayard Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau de ma Mère – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (2/23/2019)
    WIML89

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of flowers, berries and raspberries. Rich flavors of jam made with mixed berries. Bright acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. (89 points)

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  • 2012 E. Guigal St. Joseph Vignes de L’Hospice – France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph (2/23/2019)
    WIMLNR

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to almost purple color in the glass, clear looking throuhgout. Nose of leather, roasted meat and berries. Flavors of Bing cherries, raspberries and boysenberries. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now. No rating this time. Wasn’t as expressive as I was anticipating.

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  • 2015 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (2/10/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of aspirin, black berries and black cherries. Flavors of black berries, black raspberries and black cherries. Medium to bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean towards hold. (93 points)

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