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The Rhône Valley

Our Rhône list focuses on rare bottles of older vintages from collectible domaines, including Jaboulet and Chapoutier's Selection Parcellaire (which we offer on release each year).  In recent years we have grown our offering to include wines from small domaines in both the Northern and Southern Rhône, offering a wonderful diversity of terroir character and superb value.

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No minimum order.  All prices exclude carriage and UK VAT.  Wines listed 'IB' (in bond) exclude UK duty.  All wines offered subject to confirmation of stock availability, condition and price, E&OE.  Full terms & conditions.

RED 1982 4 bottles Paul Jaboulet - Cote Rotie Les Jumelles 75cl £95 per bottle Paul Jaboulet
Cote Rotie Les Jumelles
1982 / 4 bottles / 75cl
£95 per bottle
DP
RED 1985 3 bottles Guigal - Cote Rotie Cotes Brune at Blonde 75cl £170 per bottle Guigal
Cote Rotie Cotes Brune at Blonde
1985 / 3 bottles / 75cl
£170 per bottle
DP
RED 1985 2 bottles Paul Jaboulet - Cornas 75cl £40 per bottle Paul Jaboulet
Cornas
1985 / 2 bottles / 75cl
£40 per bottle
DP
RED 1988 1 bottle Paul Jaboulet - Hermitage La Chapelle 75cl £140 per bottle Paul Jaboulet
Hermitage La Chapelle
1988 / 1 bottle / 75cl
£140 per bottle
DP
RED 1989 6 bottles Château de Beaucastel - Châteauneuf du Pape 75cl £125 per bottle Château de Beaucastel
Châteauneuf du Pape
1989 / 6 bottles / 75cl
£125 per bottle
DP
RED 1989 4 bottles Château de Beaucastel - Châteauneuf du Pape Hommages a Jacques Perrin 75cl £980 per bottle Château de Beaucastel
Châteauneuf du Pape Hommages a Jacques Perrin
1989 / 4 bottles / 75cl
£980 per bottle
DP
RED 1989 7 bottles Paul Jaboulet - Hermitage La Chapelle 75cl £240 per bottle Paul Jaboulet
Hermitage La Chapelle
1989 / 7 bottles / 75cl
£240 per bottle
DP
RED 1990 5 bottles JL Chave - Hermitage 75cl £1,375 per bottle JL Chave
Hermitage
1990 / 5 bottles / 75cl
£1,375 per bottle
DP
RED 1990 1 case JL Chave - Hermitage 75cl £16,500 per case of 12 JL Chave
Hermitage
1990 / 1 case / 75cl
£16,500 per case of 12
DP
RED 1994 2 bottles JL Chave - Hermitage 75cl £340 per bottle JL Chave
Hermitage
1994 / 2 bottles / 75cl
£340 per bottle
DP
RED 1995 1 bottle Domaine du Pegau - Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Reservée 75cl £75 per bottle Domaine du Pegau
Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Reservée
1995 / 1 bottle / 75cl
£75 per bottle
DP
RED 1995 1 case JL Chave - Hermitage 75cl £5,800 per case of 12 JL Chave
Hermitage
1995 / 1 case / 75cl
£5,800 per case of 12
DP
RED 1998 2 cases Château de Beaucastel - Châteauneuf du Pape 75cl £1,050 per case of 12 Château de Beaucastel
Châteauneuf du Pape
1998 / 2 cases / 75cl
£1,050 per case of 12
IB
RED 1998 1 bottle Domaine du Pegau - Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Reservée 75cl £80 per bottle Domaine du Pegau
Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Reservée
1998 / 1 bottle / 75cl
£80 per bottle
DP
RED 1999 8 bottles Domaine Jamet - Cote Rotie 75cl £320 per bottle Domaine Jamet
Cote Rotie
1999 / 8 bottles / 75cl
£320 per bottle
DP
RED 1999 1 case Domaine Jamet - Cote Rotie 75cl £4,200 per case of 12 Domaine Jamet
Cote Rotie
1999 / 1 case / 75cl
£4,200 per case of 12
DP
RED 2000 1 bottle Château de Beaucastel - Châteauneuf du Pape Hommages a Jacques Perrin Double Magnums £1,795 per bottle Château de Beaucastel
Châteauneuf du Pape Hommages a Jacques Perrin
2000 / 1 bottle / Double Magnums
£1,795 per bottle
DP
RED 2000 1 case Domaine du Pegau - Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Reservée 75cl £880 per case of 12 Domaine du Pegau
Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Reservée
2000 / 1 case / 75cl
£880 per case of 12
IB
RED 2001 1 bottle Château de Fonsalette - Cotes du Rhone Cuvée Syrah 75cl £295 per bottle Château de Fonsalette
Cotes du Rhone Cuvée Syrah
2001 / 1 bottle / 75cl
£295 per bottle
DP
RED 2001 1 bottle Cotes du Rhone Chateau de Fonsalette Rayas 75cl £260 per bottle Cotes du Rhone Chateau de Fonsalette Rayas
2001 / 1 bottle / 75cl
£260 per bottle
DP
RED 2003 4 bottles Château de Beaucastel - Châteauneuf du Pape Hommages a Jacques Perrin 75cl £180 per bottle Château de Beaucastel
Châteauneuf du Pape Hommages a Jacques Perrin
2003 / 4 bottles / 75cl
£180 per bottle
IB
RED 2004 1 case Vieux Télégraphe - Châteauneuf du Pape 75cl £240 per case of 6 Vieux Télégraphe
Châteauneuf du Pape
2004 / 1 case / 75cl
£240 per case of 6
DP
RED 2005 1 case Saint Préfert - Châteauneuf du Pape Charles Giraud 75cl £1,195 per case of 12 Saint Préfert
Châteauneuf du Pape Charles Giraud
2005 / 1 case / 75cl
£1,195 per case of 12
IB
RED 2007 2 cases Domaine Giraud - Châteauneuf du Pape Grenache de Pierre 75cl £600 per case of 6 Domaine Giraud
Châteauneuf du Pape Grenache de Pierre
2007 / 2 cases / 75cl
£600 per case of 6
IB
RED 2007 1 case Roger Sabon - Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Réserve 75cl £620 per case of 12 Roger Sabon
Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Réserve
2007 / 1 case / 75cl
£620 per case of 12
IB
RED 2007 1 case Saint Préfert - Châteauneuf du Pape Charles Giraud 75cl £1,950 per case of 12 Saint Préfert
Châteauneuf du Pape Charles Giraud
2007 / 1 case / 75cl
£1,950 per case of 12
IB
RED 2009 1 case Domaine De La Ferme du Mont - Châteauneuf du Pape Côte Capelan 75cl £260 per case of 12 Domaine De La Ferme du Mont
Châteauneuf du Pape Côte Capelan
2009 / 1 case / 75cl
£260 per case of 12
IB
RED 2009 1 case Domaine du Pegau - Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Reservée 75cl £540 per case of 12 Domaine du Pegau
Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Reservée
2009 / 1 case / 75cl
£540 per case of 12
IB
RED 2009 1 case Roger Sabon - Châteauneuf du Pape Le Sécret de Sabon 75cl £450 per case of 6 Roger Sabon
Châteauneuf du Pape Le Sécret de Sabon
2009 / 1 case / 75cl
£450 per case of 6
IB
RED 2010 1 case Domaine du Pegau - Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée da Capo 75cl £1,600 per case of 6 Domaine du Pegau
Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée da Capo
2010 / 1 case / 75cl
£1,600 per case of 6
IB
RED 2010 2 cases Grand Veneur - Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Vieilles Vignes 75cl £850 per case of 6 Grand Veneur
Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Vieilles Vignes
2010 / 2 cases / 75cl
£850 per case of 6
IB
RED 2014 1 case Saint Préfert - Châteauneuf du Pape Charles Giraud 75cl £220 per case of 6 Saint Préfert
Châteauneuf du Pape Charles Giraud
2014 / 1 case / 75cl
£220 per case of 6
IB
RED 2015 3 bottles Domaine Monteillet/Stéphane Montez - Cote Rotie 'Bons Arrets' 75cl £60 per bottle Domaine Monteillet/Stéphane Montez
Cote Rotie 'Bons Arrets'
2015 / 3 bottles / 75cl
£60 per bottle
DP
RED 2015 8 bottles Domaine Monteillet/Stéphane Montez - Cote Rotie 'Fortis' 75cl £45 per bottle Domaine Monteillet/Stéphane Montez
Cote Rotie 'Fortis'
2015 / 8 bottles / 75cl
£45 per bottle
DP
RED 2015 1 case La Barroche - Châteauneuf du Pape Signature 75cl £165 per case of 6 La Barroche
Châteauneuf du Pape Signature
2015 / 1 case / 75cl
£165 per case of 6
IB
RED 2015 1 case Mas de Boislauzon - Châteauneuf du Pape 75cl £295 per case of 12 Mas de Boislauzon
Châteauneuf du Pape
2015 / 1 case / 75cl
£295 per case of 12
IB
RED 2015 1 case Mas de Boislauzon - Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Quet 75cl £380 per case of 6 Mas de Boislauzon
Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Quet
2015 / 1 case / 75cl
£380 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"Like the base cuvée, yet even richer, more powerful, and decadent, the 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Quet is a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvèdre that was raised in very old barrels and oak tanks. Full-bodied, ripe, sexy and about as hedonistic as it gets in 2015, this beauty has tons of sweet tannin, a huge mid-palate, and big finish. It's an incredible wine that's guaranteed to raise your heart rate (it did for me anyway). 99 points" Jebdunnuck.com
RED 2016 5 bottles Domaine Monteillet/Stéphane Montez - Cote Rotie 'Fortis' 75cl £45 per bottle Domaine Monteillet/Stéphane Montez
Cote Rotie 'Fortis'
2016 / 5 bottles / 75cl
£45 per bottle
DP
RED 2016 1 case La Barroche - Châteauneuf du Pape Fiancée 75cl £280 per case of 6 La Barroche
Châteauneuf du Pape Fiancée
2016 / 1 case / 75cl
£280 per case of 6
IB
RED 2017 4 cases Château Unang - Ventoux 'La Gardy' 75cl £260 per case of 12 Château Unang
Ventoux 'La Gardy'
2017 / 4 cases / 75cl
£260 per case of 12
IB
Tasting Notes"...Gorgeously spicy! Iridescent with spices. Massive, magnificent tannins that, for now, loom up over the wine like a roaring lion, but the palate has so much depth and breadth, so much triumphant, confident beauty, that I have no doubt all this needs is time for the elements to segue into each other. Dried, roses, black figs, pomegranate molasses, chocolate mint, sumac, baharat. This has complexity and challenge and powerful grace; tastes like Tschaïkowsky cross Nureyev. 2024-2034. 17.5 points." Jancisrobinson.com (TC) May 2021
RED 2018 1 case Calendal - Cotes du Rhone Villages 'Plan de Dieu' 75cl £195 per case of 12 Calendal
Cotes du Rhone Villages 'Plan de Dieu'
2018 / 1 case / 75cl
£195 per case of 12
IB
Tasting Notes"...a ripe, sexy wine I'd be happy to drink. Black raspberries, pepper, new leather, camphor, and garrigue notes all emerge from this medium to full-bodied, ultra-fine, seamless 2018 that has plenty of fruit and a great finish. Enjoy bottles over the coming 4-6 years. 92 points." Jebdunnock.com------"Unfortunately, yields are down 50%, but the 2018 Côtes Du Rhône Villages Plan De Dieu will certainly be an outstanding wine. Based on 70% Grenache and 30% Mourvèdre from the Plan De Dieu appellation, which is located on the pebbly soils spanning the valley floor between Cairanne and Vacqueyras, it was completely destemmed and is still aging mostly in neutral barrels, with 30% being new. Terrific Grenache-driven notes of strawberries, black raspberries, garrigue, and crushed flowers all emerge from this more medium to full-bodied, seamless, incredibly elegant 2018. The vintage’s plushness (yet freshness) is front and center, it has fine tannins, and it’s going to put a smile on your face right out of the gate. 91-93 points." Jebdunnock.com
RED 2019 2 cases Chapoutier - Crozes Hermitage Les Varonniers Rouge 75cl £180 per case of 6 Chapoutier
Crozes Hermitage Les Varonniers Rouge
2019 / 2 cases / 75cl
£180 per case of 6
IB
RED 2019 2 cases Château Unang - Ventoux 'La Croix' 75cl £185 per case of 12 Château Unang
Ventoux 'La Croix'
2019 / 2 cases / 75cl
£185 per case of 12
IB
RED 2019 2 cases Domaine des Bosquets - Gigondas Réserve 75cl £180 per case of 6 Domaine des Bosquets
Gigondas Réserve
2019 / 2 cases / 75cl
£180 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes“Assembled from 14 different plots (each vinified and aged separately for the first year), the 2019 Gigondas boasts lovely aromas of garrigue, spice, orange zest, liquorice, black cherries and raspberries....full-bodied, rich and velvety, with a long, softly dusty finish. It lacks the easy approachability of the 2018 but is more concentrated and should age particularly well. 93-95 points.” Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate, Mar 2021------“A full-bodied, harmonious blend, not quite as aggressively concentrated as his single-vineyard wines this year. Very tannic still, and well balanced despite its enormous size. Long finish, saturated with thick, fine tannins. The oak is quite prominent for now, but there's enough fruit to match it. Will be good when it's ready....95 points.” Matt Walls, Decanter.com, 7th December 2020
WHITE 2019 1 case Lorient - Saint-Péray 75cl £125 per case of 6 Lorient
Saint-Péray
2019 / 1 case / 75cl
£125 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesLeaps out of the glass with vibrant, crushed rock mineral aromas and fresh pear fruit. The acidity on the palate is not high but the overall impression is of freshness, balanced by a slightly oily texture which lends weight. RKL------"A beautifully fresh and balanced Saint-Péray, rich and generous but with a good freshening acid bite. There's a pleasing support of grilled nut oak in the background bringing a bit of complexity and length, it works well. A very classic, unexaggerated and drinkable depiction of the terroir. Drinking Window 2020 - 2022. 92 points." Matt Walls, Decanter------"70% Roussanne, 30% Marsanne. Winemaker Laure Colombo (daughter of Jean-Luc). Fermented in 228- and 400-litre oak. Young vines. After a run of white burgundies, this smells so exotic and rich: apricot, orange, even though it is not a sweet wine. Smells as if there was some botrytis but apparently not – just very ripe. Powerful, intense exotic and stone fruits, full-bodied and complete even though the acidity is moderate. A lovely wine. Much richer than a stereotypical St-Péray. Lots of spice on the finish. GV. 14% Drink 2021-2028. 17 points" jancisrobinson.com (JH)
RED 2019 1 case Paul Jaboulet - Hermitage La Chapelle 75cl £895 per case of 6 Paul Jaboulet
Hermitage La Chapelle
2019 / 1 case / 75cl
£895 per case of 6
IB
RED 2020 Calendal - Cotes du Rhone Villages 'Plan de Dieu' 75cl £195 per case of 12 Calendal
Cotes du Rhone Villages 'Plan de Dieu'
2020 / / 75cl
£195 per case of 12
IB
Tasting Notes"I loved the 2020 Calendal, an incredibly complex, medium to full-bodied, seamless 2020 that does everything right. Red and blue fruits, ground pepper, violets, and incense are just some of its nuances, and it has terrific tannin and a pure, balanced, incredibly satisfying style. The blend is 70% Grenache and 30% Mourvèdre, from a single vineyard planted in 1964 and 1968, that saw 20% new French oak. It's perfect for enjoying any time over the coming 7-8 years, and I suspect it will keep even longer. 2023-2032. 93 points." Jeb Dunnuck, Mar '23
RED 2020 2 cases Chapoutier - Crozes Hermitage Les Varonniers Rouge 75cl £220 per case of 6 Chapoutier
Crozes Hermitage Les Varonniers Rouge
2020 / 2 cases / 75cl
£220 per case of 6
IB
RED 2020 Chapoutier - Saint Joseph Les Granits Rouge 75cl £220 per case of 6 Chapoutier
Saint Joseph Les Granits Rouge
2020 / / 75cl
£220 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"This 2.5ha Syrah vineyard is planted on poor, granitic soil in the heart of Saint-Joseph appellation. The harshness of the soil makes vines work extra hard, delivering long lived, structured wines." Chapoutier------"Touch of fresh peat and seaweed on the nose at this early stage. Lovely weight and freshness on the palate, very clear and detailed. Tannins are measured, the wine has a crispness and even a touch of black pepper. Earthy, spicy style, not overly ripe or concentrated - you see the structure with clarity. Will drink well young, and offer a lot of pleasure, showing terroir and complexity without great concentration or length. Great balance and freshness however. Drinking Window 2023 - 2030. 94 points." Matt Walls, Decanter, June 2021
RED 2020 3 cases Château Unang - Ventoux 'La Croix' 75cl £190 per case of 12 Château Unang
Ventoux 'La Croix'
2020 / 3 cases / 75cl
£190 per case of 12
IB
RED 2020 20 cases Château Unang - Ventoux 'La Source' 75cl £145 per case of 12 Château Unang
Ventoux 'La Source'
2020 / 20 cases / 75cl
£145 per case of 12
IB
RED 2020 1 case Domaine Jamet - Cote Rotie 75cl £820 per case of 6 Domaine Jamet
Cote Rotie
2020 / 1 case / 75cl
£820 per case of 6
IB
RED 2020 Jaboulet - Crozes Hermitage Thalabert 75cl £99 per case of 6 Jaboulet
Crozes Hermitage Thalabert
2020 / / 75cl
£99 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2020 Crozes Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert boasts effusive aromas of cracked pepper, black olives, cherries and blueberries. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers some soft dusty tannins and decent length, but it's surprisingly lacking in concentration. 89-91 points" Joe Czerwinski, RobertParker.com------“Yet another beautiful 2020, Thalabert is deep, dark and brooding in this vintage, and it has an almost Italianate liquorice and black-fruited theme underpinning its Syrah characters. This makes it an indulgent treat, and the palate is more velvety and forward than any young Thalabert I have tasted. In addition, it has the stuffing to age well, too. What more could you ask for? (Drink 2023 – 2033)“ 18+ points" Matthew Jukes------"Pure and lifted with the aroma of fresh, berry fruit. Less dense than imagined but pure, fresh and juicy with extremely fine-grained tannins. Refined and almost approachable but history says it will age. 16.5+ points" jancisrobinson.com (JL)
RED 2020 1 case Jean-Luc Jamet - Syrah Valine 75cl £195 per case of 12 Jean-Luc Jamet
Syrah Valine
2020 / 1 case / 75cl
£195 per case of 12
IB
Tasting NotesVery pure notes of black cherry, blackcurrant and bramble fruits on the nose, with peppercorns and herbs on the nose and an impression of freshness, more elegant than in 2019. This is confirmed on the palate which is wonderfully fresh and elegant, despite the fruit intensity. Also some graphite-mineral notes on palate. Possesses a balance which is almost burgundy-like, excellent. RKL
RED 2020 1 case Paul Jaboulet - Hermitage La Chapelle 75cl £726 per case of 6 Paul Jaboulet
Hermitage La Chapelle
2020 / 1 case / 75cl
£726 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"Subdued but pure and profound. Tightly wound on the palate, the tannins powerful but refined, the fruit deep but underplayed. A saline edge that runs from start to finish adding length at the end. Needs to unfurl and expand but clearly has potential. 17.5 points" jancisrobinson.com (JH)------"After the past several vintages, the 2020 Hermitage La Chapelle will need to add significant richness and concentration if it is to compete at that level. That said, it is still an excellent wine, with classic aromas of crushed stone, cassis, espresso and black olives. It's full-bodied, fine and silky, giving an impression of great elegance on the lingering finish. 93-95 points" Joe Czerwinski, RobertParker.com------“While there are faint roasted coffee bean notes here, which hint at the warm summer, and exotic rose and musk characters that only ever emerge in concentrated vintages, this is a masterclass in restraint and self-awareness. While this 2020 perhaps lacks the overall gravitas and high-rise tannins of the majestic 2019 vintage, this is a very seductive La Chapelle and one that will appeal to lovers of textural, velvety Syrahs. I am certain that everyone who drinks this wine will fall for its charms. (Drink 2025 – 2040)” 19+ points" Matthew Jukes
RED 2020 3 cases Vieux Télégraphe - Châteauneuf du Pape 75cl £235 per case of 6 Vieux Télégraphe
Châteauneuf du Pape
2020 / 3 cases / 75cl
£235 per case of 6
IB
WHITE 2020 2 cases Yves Cuilleron - Saint Peray 'Biousses' 75cl £110 per case of 6 Yves Cuilleron
Saint Peray 'Biousses'
2020 / 2 cases / 75cl
£110 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesBiousse is a single vineyard in the south of Saint-Péray, planted with Marsanne, on red clay and granitic scree. The wine is fermented partly in barriques and partly in larger casks, before 9 months' ageing in the same formats. Apple citrus fruits with some floral notes, honeysuckle, and a fresh minerality on the palate, which is long and quite intense. Saint-Péray whites definitely should be drunk more! RKL
WHITE 2021 1 case Yves Cuilleron - Condrieu 'La Petite Cote' 75cl £180 per case of 6 Yves Cuilleron
Condrieu 'La Petite Cote'
2021 / 1 case / 75cl
£180 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesFrom viognier vines near Chavanay, on muscovite-rich granite. The wine spends 9 months in barriques, on the lees, with no racking and regular stirring. RKL
WHITE 2021 1 case Yves Cuilleron - Saint Joseph Blanc 'Lyseras' 75cl £95 per case of 6 Yves Cuilleron
Saint Joseph Blanc 'Lyseras'
2021 / 1 case / 75cl
£95 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesFrom Marsanne and Rousanne vines on the sandy, granitic hillsides in the commune of Chavanay. The grapes are hand-picked; then sorted and pressed in the cellar. Alcoholic and malolactic fermented in barriques with native yeasts, followed by 9 months in barriques, on the lees, with no racking and regular stirring. Luscious fruit also layered and complex; stone fruits and acacia honey notes on the nose. Fleshy and fruity on the palate, with some minerality adding freshness. RKL
RED 2021 1 case Yves Cuilleron - Saint Joseph Rouge 'Pierres Sèches' 75cl £95 per case of 6 Yves Cuilleron
Saint Joseph Rouge 'Pierres Sèches'
2021 / 1 case / 75cl
£95 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesFrom a selection of vines on the hillsides to the north of Saint Joseph. 'Les Pierres Sèches' are the dry stone walls used to strengthen the vine terracing. 100% syrah on shallow sandy and granitic soils. The wine spends 18 months in barriques. RKL
WHITE 2021 1 case Yves Cuilleron - Saint Peray 'Biousses' 75cl £115 per case of 6 Yves Cuilleron
Saint Peray 'Biousses'
2021 / 1 case / 75cl
£115 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesBiousse is a single vineyard in the south of Saint-Péray, planted with Marsanne, on red clay and granitic scree. The wine is fermented partly in barriques and partly in larger casks, before 9 months' ageing in the same formats. RKL
RED 2022 Domaine La Soumade - Rasteau 75cl £120 per case of 12 Domaine La Soumade
Rasteau
2022 / / 75cl
£120 per case of 12
IB
Tasting Notes...the fruit in this Rasteau is beautifully pure, with an honest simplicity...A reminder of Frédéric Roméro's talent for making affordable wines that nevertheless offer layering of flavours and fine texture. Every cellar should have multiple vintages of this wine, slowly ageing for up to a decade! RKL
RED 2022 Domaine La Soumade - Rasteau Cuvée Confiance 75cl £180 per case of 12 Domaine La Soumade
Rasteau Cuvée Confiance
2022 / / 75cl
£180 per case of 12
IB
Tasting NotesFrom vines up to 100 years old, 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah. Yields are just 15 to 20 hectolitres! Intense dark black fruits and garrigue on the nose, full and rounded on the palate, with black cherry and raspberry fruit. Full-bodied but, given this, the impression is of a remarkably elegant wine made with a lightness of touch. RKL
RED 2022 Domaine La Soumade - Rasteau Cuvée Prestige 75cl £150 per case of 12 Domaine La Soumade
Rasteau Cuvée Prestige
2022 / / 75cl
£150 per case of 12
IB
Tasting NotesFrédéric's Cuvée Prestige is made in a similar fashion to the village wine, but from vines up to 60 years of age. It has broader shoulders and additional concentration on the palate, but is no less composed and elegant, a great achievement. RKL
RED 2022 Vincent Paris - Cornas 'Granit 30' 75cl £125 per case of 6 Vincent Paris
Cornas 'Granit 30'
2022 / / 75cl
£125 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"Dark red; the nose gives an air of blackberry lozenges, is ripe and rounded, comes with lurking sunshine, is very up front. The palate has a juicy debut, is very easy to like, squeezy-juicy, the tannins supple; it lengthens well, the finale round, lip smacking, the length neat - it can develop the length with time, as well. The tannins need a couple of years. From 2025. 4 stars." John Livingstone-Learmonth, drinkrhone.com
RED 2022 Vincent Paris - Cornas 'Granit 60' 75cl £185 per case of 6 Vincent Paris
Cornas 'Granit 60'
2022 / / 75cl
£185 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"Dark robe; the nose is ripe, rounded, has assured depth, lines up mulberry, loganberry, a hint of violet, is thorough and lingering. The palate is well juiced in an open debut, holds well on mid-palate, bears coating of content, thick and well embedded tannins, hints of mineral. It has filling, balance, the latter especially good given the summer conditions. From late-2025. - 4.5 stars" John Livingstone-Learmonth, drinkrhone.com
RED 2022 Vincent Paris - Cornas 'La Geynale' 75cl £240 per case of 6 Vincent Paris
Cornas 'La Geynale'
2022 / / 75cl
£240 per case of 6
IB
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WHITE 2022 Yves Cuilleron - Condrieu 'La Petite Cote' 75cl £180 per case of 6 Yves Cuilleron
Condrieu 'La Petite Cote'
2022 / / 75cl
£180 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesFrom viognier vines near Chavanay, on muscovite-rich granite. The wine spends 9 months in barriques, on the lees, with no racking and regular stirring. Each time we taste it, this seems to be an archetypal Condrieu, with lots of apricot aroma and flavour and a savoury palate with delicate spice. Fresh acidity and some minerality on the finish complete the package. RKL
WHITE 2022 Yves Cuilleron - Condrieu 'Verlieu' 75cl £220 per case of 6 Yves Cuilleron
Condrieu 'Verlieu'
2022 / / 75cl
£220 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesFrom a single plot of Viognier in Chavanay, planted in terraces on the hillside of Verlieu. The vines are planted on "Muscovite Granite" which tends to give aromatic complexity. Fermented in barriques with native yeasts, with a further 12 months ageing in barriques and larger casks. RKL
WHITE 2022 Yves Cuilleron - Condrieu 'Vernon' 75cl £330 per case of 6 Yves Cuilleron
Condrieu 'Vernon'
2022 / / 75cl
£330 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesThe 'Vernon' lieu-dit is on biotite granite, a terroir known its minerality. 18 months of aging in barrels and demi-muid. Vernon usually offers a combination of richness, concentration and minerality, with great ageing ability. RKL
RED 2022 Yves Cuilleron - Côte-Rôtie 'Bassenon' 75cl £245 per case of 6 Yves Cuilleron
Côte-Rôtie 'Bassenon'
2022 / / 75cl
£245 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesFrom 1.5 ha of south-facing terraced vines on Coteau de Semons, in Tupin-Semons commune, on the Côte Blonde. 'Bassenon' is named after the stream at the foot of the hill. Granite and gneiss soils, planted to 90% syrah, 10% viognier. The grapes are picked by hand, then sorted, crushed and partially destemmed in the cellar. Open, temperature-controlled vatting for about 3 weeks, with regular cap-punching and pumping-over. Malolactic-fermented in barriques with native yeasts, before maturation for 18 months in barriques. The 2022 Bassenon is in a savoury style with firm tannins that will need at least three years' ageing from landing. RKL
RED 2022 Yves Cuilleron - Côte-Rôtie 'Bonnivières' 75cl £295 per case of 6 Yves Cuilleron
Côte-Rôtie 'Bonnivières'
2022 / / 75cl
£295 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesThe 'Bonnivières' lieu-dit is on classic Terre Brune terroir, made of schist and mica. Intense black fruit on the nose with black olive and crushed rock aromas. Dense, glossy black fruits on the palate, pepper, bacon and woodsmoke. Powerful but perfectly ripe tannins and a very long finish. RKL
RED 2022 Yves Cuilleron - Crozes Hermitage 'Les Chassis' 75cl £150 per case of 6 Yves Cuilleron
Crozes Hermitage 'Les Chassis'
2022 / / 75cl
£150 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesFrom one hectare of vines on the Chassis plain, in the commune of Mercurol. The grapes are grown organically and the wine spends 18 months in barrel. The elevage gives this more ageing ability than the Syrahs. This will benefit from 2-3 years in the cellar after landing. 2022 not tasted. RKL
WHITE 2022 Yves Cuilleron - Saint Joseph Blanc 'Lyseras' 75cl £95 per case of 6 Yves Cuilleron
Saint Joseph Blanc 'Lyseras'
2022 / / 75cl
£95 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesFrom Marsanne and Rousanne vines on the sandy, granitic hillsides in the commune of Chavanay. The grapes are hand-picked; then sorted and pressed in the cellar. Alcoholic and malolactic fermented in barriques with native yeasts, followed by 9 months in barriques, on the lees, with no racking and regular stirring. The 2022 has perfect ripeness levels, with beautiful aromas and flavours of stone fruits, but lots of freshness. RKL
RED 2022 Yves Cuilleron - Saint Joseph Rouge 'Pierres Sèches' 75cl £100 per case of 6 Yves Cuilleron
Saint Joseph Rouge 'Pierres Sèches'
2022 / / 75cl
£100 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesFrom a selection of vines on the hillsides to the north of Saint Joseph. 'Les Pierres Sèches' are the dry stone walls used to strengthen the vine terracing. 100% syrah on shallow sandy and granitic soils. The wine spends 18 months in barriques. Raspberry fruits, elegant and perfumed on the nose, defying expectations; peppery spice, medium -bodied, wonderfully accessible and great-value. RKL
WHITE 2022 Yves Cuilleron - Saint Peray 'Biousses' 75cl £115 per case of 6 Yves Cuilleron
Saint Peray 'Biousses'
2022 / / 75cl
£115 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesBiousse is a single vineyard in the south of Saint-Péray, planted with Marsanne, on red clay and granitic scree. The wine is fermented partly in barriques and partly in larger casks, before 9 months' ageing in the same formats. This has a little more weight and density than the Biousse. Citrus, stone fruits and some waxy-honey richness on the palate. Very complex on the palate for this price. RKL
RED 2022 Yves Cuilleron - Syrah 'Les Candives' 75cl £75 per case of 6 Yves Cuilleron
Syrah 'Les Candives'
2022 / / 75cl
£75 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesLes Candives' is the local name for Syrah. Granitic, shallow soils. The grapes are hand-picked, sorted, destemmed and crushed. Alcoholic-fermentation is in open vats with native yeasts, followed by 8 months in barriques. Intense dark fruits on the nose, cassis, pepper, then quite earthy rusticity on the palate, perhaps some saddle leather. The overall impression if of freshness. RKL

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