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 January 2011 

 19/01/11

Presenter: 

Vinexpo 2013 Press ReleaseBarry Wilmot

Wines Region Country Source Cost Comments
1. Domaine des Anges 2006 ‘L’Archange’, Côtes du Ventoux                
Rhône
France Big Red Wine Co.
£11.75
Herbs & fruit on the nose, a delicious wine with only a short finish as a complaint.
Group Comments:
“amazing starter wine”; “herbs and fruit”; “short finish”. Generally liked.
2. Domaine Brusset 2007 La Grande Montmirail, Gigondas Rhône France Big Red Wine Co.
£14.50
A sweet fruit nose with chewy tannins. Not shy on fruit this is a little young by 2-4 years.
Group Comments: “tannic grip” “sweet attack” “new world feel”. Well liked
3. Xavier Vignon 2007 Vacqueyras Rhône France Big Red Wine Co.
£13.95
Spicy nose with some oak. Concentrated yet elegant with good balance, overwhelms the palate a little.
Group Comments: “very concentrated” “most integrated” “soft”
4. Domaine Bressy-Masson 2007 Côtes du Rhône Villages 
Rhône France Big Red Wine Co. £13.50
A savoury, sweet & sour nose with some acetone & alcohol. Concentrated but lacks integration and structure.
Group Comments: “wonderful purity and richness” “peppery tingle” “more acid”. Well received
5. Domaine de Mourchon 2006 Côtes du Rhône Villages
Rhône France Big Red Wine Co.
£13.50
Sour cherry & smoke nose with some liquorice. Sweet fruit, firm tannins and a good finish - an excellent wine needing a few more years to mellow those tannins.
Group Comments: “Liqueurs coffee” “liquorice”, “Sour cherry and smoke”. Liked by all
6. Domaine Grand Veneur 2005‘Clos de Sixte’ Lirac
Rhône France Big Red Wine Co.
£12.50
Garrigue & tar nose, a little raisin and Germolene. Fresh on the palate, smooth and sweet fruit - not too dense, light but precise.
Group Comments: “cracking wine” “ elegant” “finesse”, “some Germolene”
7. Domaine Grand Veneur 2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape ‘Les Origines’
Rhône France Big Red Wine Co.
£30.00
A meaty nose. Fine tannins but lacks balance.
Group Comments: “too young” “still in the making” “not balanced”.
8. Raymond Usseglio 2003 Châteauneuf-du-Pape ‘ Imperiale’
Rhône France Big Red Wine Co.
£25.00
Smoke and cherry nose, an elegant sweet/savoury mix. Spice and Cigar box flavours.
Group Comments: “a lot more sophisticated” “looks older than it is” “spice” “spice/cigar box”
9. Domaine Des Bernardins 2008 Muscat de Beaumes de Venise
Rhône France Big Red Wine Co.
£15.85
Creamy with subtle sweetness. Deliciously elegant.
Group Comments: “Satsuma Tangerine” “barley sugar” “honey” “candied fruit”
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