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 January 2011 



Vinexpo 2013 Press ReleaseBarry Wilmot

Wines Region Country Source Cost Comments
1. Domaine des Anges 2006 ‘L’Archange’, Côtes du Ventoux                
France Big Red Wine Co.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Creamy with subtle sweetness. Deliciously elegant.
Group Comments: “Satsuma Tangerine” “barley sugar” “honey” “candied fruit”

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