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#504

Lay and wheeler is also a good shout for single bottles


#505

Has anyone tried the exhibition Crozes Hermitage ?


#506

Many people on here have tried the 2015 with great reviews. One or two were less sure but the overriding majority were positive

Would love to hear how the 2016 is but as it was a good vintage I’d buy with confidence


#507

The bronze award might bolster my confidence even further!


#508

Waitrose have the 2015 (some bottles are 2014) Guigal Cote Rotie down from £39.99 to £29.99.

https://www.waitrosecellar.com/shiraz-or-syrah/guigal-cote-rotie-brune-et-blonde

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#509

This is a great source for mature Rhone:
http://www.ancientandmodernwines.co.uk


#510

Thank you for the link


#511

Ocado are offering the same deal except you don’t have to buy 6 bottles. Sadly they don’t deliver to my area :confused:


#512

You can buy the wine instore for £29.99, got myself a single bottle as I have overspent on wine recently.


#513

If anyone has had a sip recently, would love to hear how it is like - specially whether the élevage is integrated or it needs more cellaring…


#514

Different vintage but I tried the 2010 a year ago and it needed more time


#515

Guigal’s Brune et Blonde 2015 isn’t likely to be at peak for another 5 years or so i’d imagine. 2010 is probably just ready about now but with a long life ahead of it.


#516

Thanks guys.
Cellartracker + wine advocate seem to indicate this can be drunk right now…


#517

Absolutely can be drunk and a great drop it would be i suspect! Just likely to be on the primary side this early.


#518

double decant for lunch, just too much on the oak side for me, no fruit coming through, no syrah “pepper”…
I’d hold back from opening any for at least 2-3 years.
as it is, I won’t be buying despite the lower price, you can have my share!


#519

Does anyone have an update on when the 2016 Rhône is going to be delivered to the wine society? I think the website said April 2019?


#520

Hi Rich29 I asked the same question on the en primeur thread. My account swaps between Spring and April 2019. So I guess very soon.


#521

Thanks for that - no rush I suppose as most of it won’t be drinking for about 5 years anyhow. :slight_smile:


#522

Has anyone tried this wine from the 2015 vintage?

Crozes-Hermitage domaine de Thalabert, Paul Jaboulet Aîné

Thanks


#523

I have a bottle of it but I’ve not tried it yet, sorry! I’m planning on drinking it sometime in the next 6 months or so alongside a bottle of TWS Exhibition Crozes-Hermitage as a direct comparison.