Had a Glass: 2006 Domaine Yves Cuilleron Condrieu Les Chaillets

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He says: This is an intense wine, showing depth and balance beyond any Viognier I’ve ever had. Definitely a 5-star wine, and something that any curious wine lover needs to experience.

She says: This is one of the those wines that I will be talking about for years to come.

Had a Glass: 2007 Tardieu-Laurent Cornas Coteaux

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He says: Thoroughly enjoyable, and a wine I will definitely buy again.

She says: Elegant & complex but with some lovely, fine tannins to give it structure and a little ‘oomph’.

2007 Domaine les Pallières Gigondas Les Racines

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He says: This is the first wine to get over 4 stars on Winecouver, yet it’s nowhere near the most expensive one we’ve tasted. Here’s why: when I first drank this wine I talked about its flavours for several days.

She says: I now know what to pour my husband if he has had a bad day!

2007 Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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She says: At nearly $40 a bottle, not even its papal history can justify this price tag for me.

He says: There’s nothing particularly horrible about this wine, yet there’s nothing particularly great about it either.

2009 Domaine Lafond Tavel Roc-Epine

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He says: This is probably one of my favorite Rosés ever, and at $24 it’s a steal.

She says: All my favourite things in one sexy, slender bottle… A great introduction to Rhône Rosé and its distinctive style.

2008 M. Chapoutier Tavel Beaurevoir

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She says: Interestingly the winemaking notes referenced malolactic fermentation. Does this mean the savory notes and lack of freshness make sense? Not for me.

He says: Way too much money for an average wine that you could find a cheaper comparable for.

Wine truths

“I went on a rigorous diet that eliminated alcohol, fat and sugar. In two weeks, I lost 14 days.”
by Tim Maia, Brazilian singer-songwriter

Wine Ratings

★☆☆☆☆ - Poor quality. Avoid. Save your money. Between 80-84 points.

★★☆☆☆ - Average quality or poor value. Between 84-88 points. Some expensive wines are downgraded for bad value.

★★★☆☆ - Good. Between 88-92 points. Or a good value on the lower end of the point scale.

★★★☆☆ - Excellent quality. Between 92-96 points. Or a cheap yet good quality wine which is excellent value.

★★★☆☆ - Outstanding, best examples in the world. Between 96 and 100 points. A perfect wine.