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Château de Vaudieu

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Amiral G. 2012

95 points | $114 | 100 cases imported | Red

A stunner, with warm ganache and Turkish coffee notes leading

the way, leading to mouthfilling blackberry, plum and boysenberry

coulis flavors. The long finish drips with charcoal and tobacco

accents, keeping ample grip in reserve. Best from 2016 through


Château de Vaudieu

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Val de Dieu 2012

94 points | $86 | 200 cases imported | Red

Featuring a gorgeous mouthfeel from the start, this caresses with

silky layers of crushed fig, blackberry and black cherry fruit while

notes of black tea, Black Forest cake and ganache fill in the background.

The graphite-fueled finish is sneakily long. A beauty. Best

from 2016 through 2027.—J.M.

Bosquet des Papes


A La Gloire de Mon Grand-Père 2012

93 points | $65 | 650 cases made | Red

Offers a dense, chewy feel, with lots of briar, ganache and tobacco

leaf notes giving this a distinctive texture, while the core

of blackberry, fig and black currant fruit waits in reserve. An echo

of licorice snap on the finish adds more intrigue. Best from 2015

through 2027.—J.M.

Château de Vaudieu

Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2012

93 points | $53 | 800 cases imported | Red

Gorgeous floral, raspberry and kirsch aromas lead the way, followed

by intense cherry and blackberry fruit allied to substantial yet silky

tannins. The long mineral- and shiso leaf–tinged finish lets the elements

drape beautifully. Best from 2016 through 2030.—J.M.

Bosquet des Papes

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Tradition 2012

92 points | $48 | 1,500 cases made | Red

Solid, with mesquite and singed cedar notes framing a juicy core

of steeped raspberry and red currant fruit. Iron, rooibos tea and

tobacco accents line the finish. A somewhat old-school version

fleshed out by juicy fruit. Best from 2015 through 2025.—J.M.


Clos St.-Jean

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2012

93 points | $51 | 500 cases imported | Red

A dark, loamy style, with warm tar and espresso notes underscoring the core of black Mission fig, Black Forest cake and steeped plum fruit. Hints of juniper and singed alder add texture and contrast on the finish. Best from 2015 through 2027.—J.M.

  HOT WINES  !!!!!

Clos St.-Jean

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Sanctus Sanctorum 2012

97 points | $460/1.5L | 25 cases imported | Red

Intense and powerfully rendered, with warm ganache, smoldering tobacco leaf, espresso, fig paste and macerated black currant notes all rolled together, while a licorice root accent bolts the finish down. Displays incredible range and remains thoroughly distinctive. Bottled in magnum format only. Best from 2017 through 2034. From France.—J.M.


Clos St.-Jean

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Deus Ex Machina 2012

96 points | $100 | 56 cases imported | Red

Big but deftly balanced, with tiers of fig, blackberry, black currant and plum fruit supported by baker’s chocolate, maduro tobacco, pepper, bay and roasted alder notes. The intense finish lingers. Impressive. Best from 2017 through 2034. From France.—J.M.


Clos St.-Jean

Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Combe des Fous 2012

96 points | $106 | 50 cases imported | Red

Dense, offering thickly layered fig, blackberry and black currant fruit, this is still quite primal, with loads of bay, tobacco, ganache and lavender notes waiting in reserve, held in check by loamy grip for now. Serious graphite elements harness the finish. Should be one of the longer-lived wines of the vintage. Best from 2017 through 2035. From France.—J.M.





ViniSud is fast upon us. Vignobles Michel GassierFamille Bréchet, and our enologist, Philippe Cambie will be presenting together a complete range of Rhône appellations. We will be pouring the newest vintages of our award winning wines.

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Come see why our last two millésimes have received over seventy 90+ scores and why we are one of Wine Spectator’s Top Ten in «French Wineries for Value» for 2013 (the sixth year in a row).


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Looking for a place to eat? We know that a fair can be a culinary wilderness. We’ve stocked up on what’s best from our beautiful region.


Feel free to schedule an appointment and we’ll be happy to sit down with you and share our bounty over a glass of wine.

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Philippe Cambie


(Re)Discover our wines in a warm and friendly atmosphere at Hall A3 Booth A63.


I will be contacting you shortly to see how we can best serve your needs. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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24, 25 & 26.02.2014
Montpellier, France

Hall A3
Stand A63

Please feel free to contact me for additional information,








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  24-25-26 FEVRIER 2014
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jeb Dunnuck’s Guide to the Best of 2013

jeb Dunnuck’s Guide to the Best of 2013

Best of 2013: Current Release Wines


Southern Rhone reds


Clos Saint-Jean 2011 Deux Ex Machina Chateauneuf Du Pape ($160-$214) (Red) Rating: 99

Domaine Giraud 2011 Les Grenaches De Pierre Chateauneuf Du Pape (unknown) (Red) Rating: 96

Chateau Saint-Cosme 2011 Hominis Fides Gigondas ($55.00-$70.00) (Red)


Southern Rhone whites


Chateau Beaucastel 2012 Roussanne Vieilles Vignes Blanc Chateauneuf Du Pape ($140-$183) (White) Rating: 97

Domaine De Saint-Préfert 2012 Vieilles Vignes De Clairette Blanc Chateauneuf Du Pape (unknown) (White) Rating: 96

Domaine De La Janasse 2012 Cuvee Prestige Blanc Chateauneuf Du Pape ($75) (White) Rating: 96


Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Mount Ventoux




Best of 2013: Greatest Value Wines of the Year


Domaine les Aphillanthes 2011 Rasteau





Domaine les Aphillanthes 2011 1921 Rasteau ($25) (Red) Rating: 93
This 2011 is a smoking follow up to the even richer, more concentrated 2010. Comprised of almost all Grenache (7% Mourvedre and a splash of Carignan) and from vines planted in 1921, it’s a knockout bottle of wine that sells for a song.

Chateau Pesquié 2012 Cotes du Ventoux Cuvee des Terrasses ($14.00) (Red) Rating: 92
From an up and coming appellation (Côtes du Ventoux, write that down), this cuvée is consistently outstanding and sells for pennies (you can find it for around 10-12 bucks). Mostly Grenache (aged in tank and older barrels) and loaded with southern Rhône character, it’s a no brainer purchase that over delivers.

Melville 2011 Syrah Verna Santa Rita Hills ($20-$30) (Red) Rating: 92
Always perfumed and complex, Melville’s 2011 leans towards the fresh, elegant side of the spectrum, yet never comes across as lean. A blend of 100% Syrah and all from the cool, windy, yet sun soaked Santa Rita Hills, it’s another character filled wine that is more than reasonably priced.


Best of 2013: Greatest Wine Drinking Experiences

Guigal 1999 Côte Rôtie La Mouline ($518-$889) (Red) Rating: 100
As sexy and seamless as they come, this beauty was consumed in a lineup of older Côte Rôties and it was the first glass drained. Had the bottle been near me, I’d have poured another. A dessert Island wine if there ever was one.

Sine Qua Non 2005 The 17th Nail in my Cranium Eleven Confessions Vineyard California ($855-$1343) (Red) Rating: 100
One of the first vintages where Manfred included some stems (15%), this off the hook Syrah includes a splash of Viognier and comes all from his Eleven Confessions Vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills. There was a scant 350 cases produced, but hold on to your hats if you can find a bottle or two.

Domaine De Saint-Préfert 2007 Chateauneuf Du Pape Collection Charles Giraud ($240-$488) (Red) Rating: 100
Also pure perfection, this magnum was pulled from Robert Parker’s cellar and consumed at one of the Wine Advocate’s staff bashes in Baltimore earlier this year. Voluptuous, decadent and yet ethereal and graceful, it’s a fitting tribute to the glories of old vine Grenache (and some Mourvedre)! Bob called this 100 points on release, and I called it 98 points. He wins.

Best of 2013: Dinner of the Year

Bern’s Steak House. This was casual evening with great friends and a handful of mostly older Rhônes that kicked off a week long sailing trip down the coast of Florida. While the wines (particularly the ’61 Diffonty Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Petite Bastide) and food were superb, the evening was more about relaxing, drinking and just having an all-around good time.



Cassis: No trip to the south of France is complete without a quick run (and swim) through the Calanques just to the west of the town of Cassis.






Winepunker – Drucket & Smakat

Adrastée 2009

2013-11-01 21:01 Filed in: Smaknotering


Ch9dP har varit lite av en favorit de senaste åren, 2007, 2009 (nja) och kanske främst 2010 har varit årgångar som veklingen gjort distriktet rättvisa. Mitt i smeten sitter Philippe Cambie, södra Rhônes egen inkarnation av Michel Rolland, superkonsulten som har sina flottiga fingrar i de flesta brygder som produceras. En hel del skit har han fått från amatörtyckarna, det klankas på utslätning och neutralt uttryck, en snuttifiering av distriktet som annars vinner så på primal och något oren klang.
Så, vad händer då om man släpper honom helt fri med enbart larvigt högklassig Grenache? Adrastée är epitomet av vad Gambie & durvan kan uttrycka, det är precis vad karln eftersträvar. 

Les Halos de Jupiter ’Adrastée’ Châteauneuf-de-Pape 2009
Les Halos de Jupiter, Châteauneuf-de-Pape, Rhône, Frankrike
Läcker doft med karamell, hallon och solmogna körsbär, finlemmad med dämpade fat och lite inställsamt uttryck, kirsch, kanel, rosmarin och ingefära, desutom liten, liten funkig skit. I munnen är den ren och perfekt definerad, silkiga tydliga tanniner, kåda & lakrits blandad med söta körsbär och hallon. Kroppen är eldig med anis och mineralsälta, svansen är kryddig och exakt. Här har vi Grenache perfekt & rent uttryckt, slimmat, modernt, gott & strålande väl sammansatt – men, ett aningens drag av anonymitet och manipulativ konstruktion finns där.
Nåja, gott som fan är det, men visst känner man Gambie simmandes i (de dyra) faten. Betyget är generöst, men jag måste kapitulera inför handlaget och den tekniska skickligheten.

Ja, det är gott, visst är det snyggt och väl sammansatt och man kan inte klaga på fruktmaterialet. ’C’ är såld och jag själv har inget att anmärka intellektuellt, till och med tanninerna är superba och stylade. Men, det saknas personlighet, den är trots alla positiva drag utan riktig kärna av eget ’jag’. Jag känner mig kluven, det är sablar så gott men är samtidigt en flat fasad, lite lurad känner man sig allt, lurad men glad och nöjd…

– Winepunker

Tags: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, Grenache