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  • 2016 Domaine les Hauts de Mercurol Crozes-Hermitage – France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Crozes-Hermitage (3/5/2020)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of blueberries, plums, balsamic and black berries. Flavors of black berries, Bing cherries and raspberries. Bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short to medium term. (90 points)

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  • 2012 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (3/5/2020)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of honeysuckle, white pepper and Brandy soaked pears. Flavors of honey, apricot and yellow pears. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2009 Domaine Jean Royer Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Prestige – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (2/12/2020)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of aspirin, white pepper and black berries. Flavors of mint, black berries and black cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. (90 points)

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  • 2010 Domaine de la Jaufrette Châteauneuf-du-Pape – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (1/15/2020)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Light nose of earth, berries and plums. Flavors of Bing cherries and red berries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium body. Drink now or hold. (90 points)

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    • 2006 Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (2/22/2020)
      WIML92

      Tasted non blind.

      Garnet color in the glass, fairly clear looking throughout. Nose of smoke, white pepper, berries and plums. Flavors of raspberries, berries and plums. Bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (92 points)

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    • 1998 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (11/2/2019)
      WIML91

      Tasted non blind.

      Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of tar, cola, berries and wet stones. Flavors of berries, plums and a hint of raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold. (91 points)

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    • 1994 M. Chapoutier Châteauneuf-du-Pape Barbe Rac – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (12/24/2019)
      WIML92

      Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about one hour.

      Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, slightly dusty looking. Nose of flowers, boysenberries, plums and wet stones. Flavors of boysenberries, plums and cherries. Medium to tart acidity, resolved tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. Right now. (92 points)

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    • 2017 Saint-Cosme Côtes du Rhône – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Côtes du Rhône (10/13/2019)
      WIML92

      Tasted from magnum. Tasted non blind as part of a vertical tasting.

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

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    • 2016 Saint-Cosme Côtes du Rhône – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Côtes du Rhône (10/13/2019)
      WIML93

      Tasted from magnum. Tasted non blind as part of a vertical tasting.

      Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of blueberries, Briar patch and boysenberry. Flavors of boysenberries, plums and cassis. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold.

      Really good example of Cote du Rhone. Probably the best one of the entire vertical tasting. (93 points)

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    • 2015 Saint-Cosme Côtes du Rhône – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Côtes du Rhône (10/13/2019)
      WIML88

      Tasted from magnum. Tasted non blind as part of a vertical tasting.

      Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of barnyard, leather and dirty diaper. Flavors of boysenberry, black berries over a slightly thin finish. Medium acidity, firm tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. (88 points)

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