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Community Tasting Notes (37) Avg Score: 93.3 points

  • drank with Wade on Jep and Andy's first college trip, beautiful wine to have with a spectacular french dinner at Downey's… full bodied but with plenty of acid to balance, as always you can taste the mourvedre on this wine and it gives it a bitter edge to contrast the plentiful red fruit from the cab and syrah, this is one of the best QPR wines in my cellar and always a pleasure, with our without food, two hours plus of air is always beneficial

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  • i thought outstanding again, my past notes are applicable, interestingly the mourvedre was a bit unusual for some of my dinner guests (who preferred the '71 barolo

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  • another great showing for this gem of a wine, on night one it was bright and acidic with rhubarb fruit and pretty/primary (not much of the mourvedre funk), on nights two and three it remained well balanced but became much richer / more med- to full-bodied, and with plenty of fruit but lots of mourvedre funkiness and some rubber ball… great balance on nights two and three and the balance allowed a big delicious wine to be nonetheless "light on its feet"… superb

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  • Rich and savoury. The nose indicates the age, but the taste is brooding with freshness and juicy sweetness, like orange juice. Soft acidity. Big body, full palate, but light and refreshing. On day two more herbal, more dry, with some bitterness of orange zest. Great wine!

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  • Had at Cindy's Backstreet in St. Helena at Jill's 50th bday dinner, we were the only folks in the joint and had a great times, my previous notes apply with one deviation -- more funk / brett on these two bottles stood out so borderline off-putting to some of the guests… still a fantastic bottle of wine this one - for sure

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  • By Richard Jennings
    6/24/2010, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 93 points

    (Domaine de la Grange des Pères Vin de Pays de l'Hérault) Very dark red violet color; roasted meat, brisket, bacon fat, tarragon nose; tasty, roasted meat, mince meat, smoke, tart black fruit, tarragon palate, like a mature but still fruited Cornas; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.

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