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Château de la Gardine

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2020
90
Black raspberries, dark plums and cherries fill the fruity profile here. The wine is soft, round and polished with a forward, dark kirsch finish. Drink from 2022 - 2030.

Black raspberries, dark plums and cherries fill the fruity profile here. The wine is soft, round and polished with a forward, dark kirsch finish. Drink from 2022 - 2030.

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2020
92
One of the darker wines of the vintage displays an espresso, black cherry and licorice profile. Lush, round and supple, this is one of the better vintage their Peur Bleue, which never uses any SO2 used during bottling. Drink from 2023-2032.

One of the darker wines of the vintage displays an espresso, black cherry and licorice profile. Lush, round and supple, this is one of the better vintage their Peur Bleue, which never uses any SO2 used during bottling. Drink from 2023-2032.

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2020
91
Vanilla, espresso, dark red fruits and a nice, juicy, sweet, mouthful of ripe cherries in a forward, modern-style are what you find here. Drink from 2023-2031.

Vanilla, espresso, dark red fruits and a nice, juicy, sweet, mouthful of ripe cherries in a forward, modern-style are what you find here. Drink from 2023-2031.

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2020
92
Dark, lush, full, polished red fruits are on display on the nose and fruit filled palate. Drink from 2023-2033.

Dark, lush, full, polished red fruits are on display on the nose and fruit filled palate. Drink from 2023-2033.

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2019
91
White flowers, honeysuckle, orange peel, mango, citrus, and a tinge of vanilla come through easily on the nose. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, elegant, supple, fruity, fresh and ready to go. Drink from 2022 - 2029

White flowers, honeysuckle, orange peel, mango, citrus, and a tinge of vanilla come through easily on the nose. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, elegant, supple, fruity, fresh and ready to go. Drink from 2022 - 2029

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2019
92
Smoke and coffee bean are apparent on the nose, along with dark red fruits, licorice, olives, herbs and earth. Round, lush, fruity and already just great to drink today, the ripe fruits are generous, mouth-filling and rich, with a touch of cocoa and espresso that comes through along with layers of perfectly ripe fruits. This decidedly modern styled wine is already fun to taste. Drink from 2022 - 2034

Smoke and coffee bean are apparent on the nose, along with dark red fruits, licorice, olives, herbs and earth. Round, lush, fruity and already just great to drink today, the ripe fruits are generous, mouth-filling and rich, with a touch of cocoa and espresso that comes through along with layers of perfectly ripe fruits. This decidedly modern styled wine is already fun to taste. Drink from 2022 - 2034

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2019
93
Smoke, oak, espresso, licorice and black with red and blue fruit aromas are all over the place here. Concentrated, powerful, rich and intense, this is built for the modern hedonist. It is quite a stylized wine, but if this is your thing, you are not going to find a better example. Drink from 2025 - 2040

Smoke, oak, espresso, licorice and black with red and blue fruit aromas are all over the place here. Concentrated, powerful, rich and intense, this is built for the modern hedonist. It is quite a stylized wine, but if this is your thing, you are not going to find a better example. Drink from 2025 - 2040

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2019
92
Full-bodied, richly textured, long and dense, the wine is packed with loads of sweet, ripe, deep, dark, juicy, fruits, licorice, spice and a touch of smoke. This is a wine to drink in its youth as there is never any SO2 used during bottling. Drink from 2022 - 2032

Full-bodied, richly textured, long and dense, the wine is packed with loads of sweet, ripe, deep, dark, juicy, fruits, licorice, spice and a touch of smoke. This is a wine to drink in its youth as there is never any SO2 used during bottling. Drink from 2022 - 2032

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2019
95
From a blend of 90% old vine Roussanne, and 10% Clairette the wine pops with spicy white peaches, flowers, orange rind, nuts, vanilla bean and citrus, Opulent, lush and rich, with layers of ripe, sweet, lusciously textured fruit, there is volume, depth, viscosity and freshness here. Drink from 2023 - 2032

From a blend of 90% old vine Roussanne, and 10% Clairette the wine pops with spicy white peaches, flowers, orange rind, nuts, vanilla bean and citrus, Opulent, lush and rich, with layers of ripe, sweet, lusciously textured fruit, there is volume, depth, viscosity and freshness here. Drink from 2023 - 2032

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2018
90
Oaky with a hint of espresso along with the fat cherries on the palate. The wine is round, sweet, forward and focused on its core of spicy, red berries. This decidedly modern styled wine is already fun to taste.

Oaky with a hint of espresso along with the fat cherries on the palate. The wine is round, sweet, forward and focused on its core of spicy, red berries. This decidedly modern styled wine is already fun to taste.

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2018
93
With a strong, smoke, espresso note to start things off, the fruit is deep, fleshy, round and flashy. The wine is powerful, ripe and sweet, with a lot of flesh and flash. Give this modern styled, bodacious wine time for the oak to integrate and it will be a much better wine.

With a strong, smoke, espresso note to start things off, the fruit is deep, fleshy, round and flashy. The wine is powerful, ripe and sweet, with a lot of flesh and flash. Give this modern styled, bodacious wine time for the oak to integrate and it will be a much better wine.

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2017
92
Powerful layers of dark, spicy, intense fruits soak your palate and hit your nose. This is going to need time to develop, allowing the layers of peppery fruits, herbs and tapenade to come together. The wine is always a bit of a chance as there is never any SO2 used during bottling. The wine is a blend of 40% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre and 30% Syrah.

Powerful layers of dark, spicy, intense fruits soak your palate and hit your nose. This is going to need time to develop, allowing the layers of peppery fruits, herbs and tapenade to come together. The wine is always a bit of a chance as there is never any SO2 used during bottling. The wine is a blend of 40% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre and 30% Syrah.

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2016
92
Ripe, round, dark and juicy, the oak is out in front to greet you, followed by espresso, deep, dark waves of fruit, lush tannins and an opulent textured finish.

Ripe, round, dark and juicy, the oak is out in front to greet you, followed by espresso, deep, dark waves of fruit, lush tannins and an opulent textured finish.

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2016
94
Big, deep, powerful, fleshy and ABVic, this makes quite an impression with all its layers of ripe, dark sweet, ripe, flesh fruits.

Big, deep, powerful, fleshy and ABVic, this makes quite an impression with all its layers of ripe, dark sweet, ripe, flesh fruits.

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2015
91
Lush, fat and forward, there is a touch of wood, but there is ample fruit here to move past that point, leaving you with spicy, dark red berries, herbs and kirsch in the finish.

Lush, fat and forward, there is a touch of wood, but there is ample fruit here to move past that point, leaving you with spicy, dark red berries, herbs and kirsch in the finish.

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2015
92
With volume and depth of flavor, the wine offers up its dark, red cherries, coupled with pepper, thyme and herbs with ease. Polished and long, with a saline quality, adding nuances to the finish, this should age and develop nicely. .

With volume and depth of flavor, the wine offers up its dark, red cherries, coupled with pepper, thyme and herbs with ease. Polished and long, with a saline quality, adding nuances to the finish, this should age and develop nicely. .

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2015
93
Deep in color, with molten black cherries, licorice, smoke and espresso beans that just keep on coming The wine has weight, depth, volume and character. Give it a few years to better integrate all its moving parts.

Deep in color, with molten black cherries, licorice, smoke and espresso beans that just keep on coming The wine has weight, depth, volume and character. Give it a few years to better integrate all its moving parts.

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2015
90
Layers of fat, dark, juicy, fruits are easy to notice. From there, you find licorice, herbs and olives with more dark berries in the end note. This is a wine to drink you the side as there is never any SO2 used during bottling.

Layers of fat, dark, juicy, fruits are easy to notice. From there, you find licorice, herbs and olives with more dark berries in the end note. This is a wine to drink you the side as there is never any SO2 used during bottling.

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2014
90
With a kiss of oak at the start, the nose quickly moves to a cherry liqueur and Provencal herb profile. Polished, clean and made in an approachable style for near term drinking.

With a kiss of oak at the start, the nose quickly moves to a cherry liqueur and Provencal herb profile. Polished, clean and made in an approachable style for near term drinking.

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2014
91
Black raspberries with a saline quality to the minerality, fresh herbs and plums, the wine has a richness to the texture and much of the oak has already integrated. Modern in style, for sure, but that seems to really work in this vintage, giving the wine an extra element and additional roundness.

Black raspberries with a saline quality to the minerality, fresh herbs and plums, the wine has a richness to the texture and much of the oak has already integrated. Modern in style, for sure, but that seems to really work in this vintage, giving the wine an extra element and additional roundness.

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2013
91
Lush, forward, round and fruity with a peppery, thyme accent that really shines with all the kirsch. The wine was made from a blend of 65% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 15% Syrah and 5% Muscardin.

Lush, forward, round and fruity with a peppery, thyme accent that really shines with all the kirsch. The wine was made from a blend of 65% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 15% Syrah and 5% Muscardin.

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2013
93
Concentrated, rich and powerful for the vintage, there is a fatness to the texture, with lush textures that pair perfectly with the fresh, soft, peppery fruits. The blend of equal parts Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre is very successful for the vintage.

Concentrated, rich and powerful for the vintage, there is a fatness to the texture, with lush textures that pair perfectly with the fresh, soft, peppery fruits. The blend of equal parts Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre is very successful for the vintage.

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2012
91
Deep in color, with a pronounced oaky aroma, which is going to be a problem for staunch traditionalists. The wine is filled with licorice, sweet, black cherries, smoke and garrigue. The luscious finish does show an oaky slant to the ripe, dark berries.

Deep in color, with a pronounced oaky aroma, which is going to be a problem for staunch traditionalists. The wine is filled with licorice, sweet, black cherries, smoke and garrigue. The luscious finish does show an oaky slant to the ripe, dark berries.

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Polished and supple, with soft tannins and a rich, velvety, cherry and kirsch center. Using an almost equal blend of Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah, the wine reached 15% ABV.

Polished and supple, with soft tannins and a rich, velvety, cherry and kirsch center. Using an almost equal blend of Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah, the wine reached 15% ABV.

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2012
88
Fresh, dark, ripe berries, herbs and spice are present all the way through until the kirsch finish kicks in. Blending 65% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 114% Syrah and 1% Muscardine produced a wine that reached 14.5% ABV.

Fresh, dark, ripe berries, herbs and spice are present all the way through until the kirsch finish kicks in. Blending 65% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 114% Syrah and 1% Muscardine produced a wine that reached 14.5% ABV.

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2011
87
Medium bodied, easy going, simple, peppery, red fruits are presented in a pleasant, straight forward manner.

Medium bodied, easy going, simple, peppery, red fruits are presented in a pleasant, straight forward manner.

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2010
90
Modern in style, which is a bit drying on the palate due to the wood, the wine still offers ample layers of sweet, ripe, jammy berries and spice, along with hints of vanilla and coffee.

Modern in style, which is a bit drying on the palate due to the wood, the wine still offers ample layers of sweet, ripe, jammy berries and spice, along with hints of vanilla and coffee.

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2010
89
Soft red cherries dominate this structured, concentrated tannic wine. Give this a few more years to develop.

Soft red cherries dominate this structured, concentrated tannic wine. Give this a few more years to develop.

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2010
94
Still dark in color, with a depth of flavor that matches the level of concentration and ripe, fruits found here. It is easy to spot the old vine intensity, in all that dark, red fruit, licorice, spice, smoke and earth. This lushly textured wine should age and develop quite well.

Still dark in color, with a depth of flavor that matches the level of concentration and ripe, fruits found here. It is easy to spot the old vine intensity, in all that dark, red fruit, licorice, spice, smoke and earth. This lushly textured wine should age and develop quite well.

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2009
90
Nice traditional Chateauneuf that is drinking well, with its open, jammy kirsch, peppery, garrigue profile.

Nice traditional Chateauneuf that is drinking well, with its open, jammy kirsch, peppery, garrigue profile.

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1975
82
Better on the nose, with its strong, garrigue, peppery herb and earthy, fading cherry nose, than on the medium-bodied, bright, red berry palate. Past its prime, the wine requires drinking...

Better on the nose, with its strong, garrigue, peppery herb and earthy, fading cherry nose, than on the medium-bodied, bright, red berry palate. Past its prime, the wine requires drinking...

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1955
70
Not much there, there, the little fruit remaining made a valiant effort to find its way though the all the earth, forest and tobacco notes. High in acidity, this is history, but not much in the way of a wine.

Not much there, there, the little fruit remaining made a valiant effort to find its way though the all the earth, forest and tobacco notes. High in acidity, this is history, but not much in the way of a wine.

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1952
84
Bricky in color, with a light, red fruit, herb and earthy profile, this soft textured, light, fresh wine manage to retain some sweetness in the cherry and kirsch finish.

Bricky in color, with a light, red fruit, herb and earthy profile, this soft textured, light, fresh wine manage to retain some sweetness in the cherry and kirsch finish.

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Only a smattering of fruit remained, yet the wine was still interesting with its barnyard, horse, earth, garrigue and spicy personality. When you consider this is a 60 year old bottle of Chateauneuf du Pape, it was all things considered, showing quite well.

Only a smattering of fruit remained, yet the wine was still interesting with its barnyard, horse, earth, garrigue and spicy personality. When you consider this is a 60 year old bottle of Chateauneuf du Pape, it was all things considered, showing quite well.

2,613 Views   Tasted