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2017 Rhône

The Eastern Fringes, Part Two: Gigondas, Ventoux and Beaumes de Venise

gigondas makes bold, dramatic wines while ventoux and beaumes are gentler in style. essentially, these are mountain vineyards, always under the influence of cool breezes, giving freshness to the wines.

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Product Name Code Bottles Price Type
RH52591

Gigondas La Tour Sarrasine, Clos des Cazaux 2017

A veritable explosion of rich-tasting ripe fruit here, made from 70% grenache and the rest evenly split between syrah and mourvèdre. Drink from 2020 to 2028. 14% Magnums (RH52594 @ £127 per six) and halves (RH52592 @ £68 per dozen) available.

RH52591 Bottles6 Price£62.00 Type
RH52601

Beaumes de Venise, Domaine La Boussières 2017

This is an outstanding, heartwarming 85:15 grenache-syrah blend with a touch of strawberry and spice to the flavour. Drink from 2020 to 2028. 14.5%

RH52601 Bottles6 Price£67.00 Type
RH52561

Ventoux Epicure, Château Valcombe 2017

Great value for money for a wine with such complexity and individuality, ‘Epicure’ is a satisfyingly full-flavoured, broad and rich-tasting grenache-dominated blend. Drink from 2020 to 2027. 14%

RH52561 Bottles12 Price£72.00 Type
RH52621

Gigondas Grand Romane Vielles Vignes, Pierre Amadieu 2017

The largest estate in Gigondas has made a lovely 2017. Ripe-tasting and concentrated with wonderfully silky tannins. Drink from 2022 to 2031. 14.5% Magnums (RH52624 @ £74 per three) available.

RH52621 Bottles6 Price£72.00 Type
RH52611

Gigondas Pierre Aiguille, Paul Jaboulet Aîné 2017

A mighty, rich and full-bodied Gigondas from Jaboulet brimming with lovely ripe-fruit flavour. Drink from 2021 to 2030. 14.5%

RH52611 Bottles6 Price£77.00 Type
RH52631

Gigondas, Domaine du Cayron 2017

Old-school Gigondas, fragrant with a lovely sense of ripeness and finesse in tandem. Three sisters share the work of making the family wine, which is raised in large oak foudres and offers fatness of texture and oodles of fruit. Drink from 2022 to 2030. 14.5%

RH52631 Bottles6 Price£90.00 Type
RH52641

Gigondas, Domaine La Boussières 2017

From the excellent Faravel brothers, this is a generous, splendid Gigondas with flavours of dry fruit, plum, fig, even fruitcake. Drink from 2022 to 2032. 14.5%

RH52641 Bottles6 Price£92.00 Type
RH52571

Beaumes de Venise Le Paradou, Paul Jaboulet Aîné 2017

An early-drinking charmer from Jaboulet, dominated by mountain-grown grenache. In 2017 this is round, fruity and quite full in style. Drink from 2020 to 2026. 14%

RH52571 Bottles12 Price£98.00 Type
RH51631

Gigondas Les Racines, Domaine Les Pallieres 2017

A sensual wine from the same stable as Châteauneuf star Vieux Télégraphe, this old-vine cuvée is made from 85% grenache with a little syrah, cinsault and clairette and offers wonderful depth and length. Drink from 2022 to 2032. 14.5% Magnums (RH51634 @ £222 per six) available.

RH51631 Bottles6 Price£110.00 Type
RH52581

Ventoux, Artemis, Chateau Pesquié 2017

A gem of a wine. Very low yields completely changed the make-up of this cuvée in 2017, with less Grenache being used and much more syrah, up to 80%. The result is very northern Rhône-like: dark and long with a taste of graphite. Drink from 2021 to 2029. 14%

RH52581 Bottles6 Price£115.00 Type
RH52661

Gigondas, Château Saint Cosme 2017

A thickly textured Gigondas with flavours of blackberry and Provençal herbs. Louis Barruol has slightly reduced his range which has greatly helped this wine giving it more concentration as a result. Drink from 2023 to 2032. 14.5%

RH52661 Bottles6 Price£125.00 Type
RH52651

Gigondas Ventabren, Moulin de la Gardette 2017

Tiny yields here in 2017 but the result is a gorgeous Gigondas: very rich with a fine tannic structure which will help it age very well. Drink from 2022 to 2032. 14.5%

RH52651 Bottles6 Price£147.00 Type
RH51371

Gigondas, Domaine du Clos des Tourelles, Perrin 2017

This is an exciting, full-bodied, vibrant, rich and concentrated Gigondas from the Perrin family’s newly acquired estate here. completely outstanding in 2017. Drink from 2023 to 2038. 14.5%

RH51371 Bottles6 Price£182.00 Type
RH52681

Gigondas Le Claux, Château Saint Cosme 2017

Dense, dark and hugely concentrated Gigondas made from a plot of 110-year-old grenache vines. Drink from 2024 to 2038. 14.5%

RH52681 Bottles6 Price£300.00 Type
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