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The Rhône Rangers


#584

Oh grief, there goes my ‘no wine til Christmas’ resolution. Again :wink:


#585

Reading code … may not be released until after Christmas?? Says it will be even better “next year”

Please let it be priced “reasonably” :grimacing::grimacing::grimacing:


#586

True, or maybe in the Christmas FWL, which would be nice. And yes, reasonably priced would be even better…let’s wait and see…and keep eyes peeled as I can’t see it hanging round for long…


#587

Some merchants have started offering the 2018s from Beaucastel, does anyone have some information on the 2018 vintage and/or the wines (especially Coudoulet). Any insight much appreciated.


#588

I think there was some discussion about early views on the 2018 vintage with Marcel in his AMA session but will need to double check the thread later.


#589

Grenache suffered a lot of mildew.
http://drinkrhone.com/leading_wines_by_vintage/2018_southern_rhône

I think I read somewhere that the percentage Mourvedre in Beaucastel could be even higher than usual so could be right up your street @szaki1974?


#590

Apparently Coudoulet quantities are 50% of normal, which makes sense based on your Grenache comments. One for the long run then… Your Mourvedre comment might have just tipped the scale in favour for me.


#591

already seeing the inevitable phrases…saved by late summer weather etc…its not just journalists that are lazy copy editors…


#592

2013 redux I think, north and south.


#593

No connections etc but L&W are offering Coudoulet 2018 en primeur now at £12.50 ib.
Was wondering whether to grab a few myself, but have six of the 2017, and money dictates that I can’t just buy what I want. Never know what is going to be offered next and as I have some of this already…


#594

I got the email yesterday too and had similiar thoughts . Like you though, I have 2017 so not sure I will go for it .


#595

I have a few cases of Rhône EP outstanding and bought a few odd bottles from South Africa etc so when they come in I will have to pay duty and vat on them and that will probably mean I will have over spent again. It’s a monthly reoccurrence.

Must be nice not to have to worry about what you spend.


#596

Isn’t that cheaper than previous vintages…?


#597

I think so. Seems a good price, but when weighed up against the dozens of other purchases I would like to buy something has to give and the Coudoulet is it.

No out of stock, but actually the 2017 is still listed for £12.50.


#598

FYI Cru have the coudoulet slightly cheaper if you buy a dozen. Plus Beaucastel CNDP at £270/6

Also worth noting Vieux Telegraph released at £210/6 with Cru suggesting a sensible repositioning.


#599

Thanks for the heads up. Sadly for reasons already mentioned I can hardly afford to buy a couple of bottles, so a case is absolutely out of the question.
Others may be able to take advantage though.

Regards


#600

Anyone missing @Taffy-on-Tour’s contributions to the discussion, here is his review of the 2010 TWS Exhibition Hermitage…


#601

What happened to him? He seemed pretty prominent in many of the historical threads I’ve perused


#602

I think he started stealing cars in Newcastle, that’s the last time I saw him.


#603

Too soon!