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Jean-Luc Colombo St. Peray la Belle de Mai 2014

Member Review by Grahamthewinoged:

Me and ma pal mark got pure bleezin 1 night! Ma palate was like a badgers arse the next mornin, next stop the buckfast!

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Jean-Luc Colombo:
Jean-Luc Colombo was born in Marseilles and originally trained as a pharmacist but in 1986 he bought  the 8 hectare 'Les Ruchots ' vineyard in the Cornas appellation.He still lives on that estate,which is now organic, with his wife Anne and daughter Lauren but his business has expanded considerably as he now  owns vineyards in many Rhone valley and Languedoc appellations and also operates as a consultant and negociant..

Member Reviews for Jean-Luc Colombo St. Peray la Belle de Mai

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Snooth User: Grahamthewinoged
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2012 12/18/2013

Me and ma pal mark got pure bleezin 1 night! Ma palate was like a badgers arse the next mornin, next stop the buckfast!


Snooth User: cvisona
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2012 10/17/2010

Four glasses


3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 06/23/2011

Clean and hot, with hints of papaya flavors. It's simple, with some unripe strawberries. Very tart.


Snooth User: kyarcho
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 07/02/2013

Three glasses


3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 12/24/2011

The variation in the reviews is very interesting. This is good, it is a GSM that tastes more like something Australian than French, it has a touch of sweetness on the finish. A fruit bomb. Good wine. Average for the price.


Snooth User: jwalrand
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1.50 5
Vintage: 2009 07/21/2011

Acidic, weak fruit, steely mouth feel. Poor value even at this price.


Snooth User: sgcrews
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 11/11/2009

Very drinkable. Excellent value.


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External Reviews for Jean-Luc Colombo St. Peray la Belle de Mai

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Vintage: 2012 08/04/2011

Cape Bleue Rose 2010 - 88 points, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar/ Pale pink. Spices and orange zest on the nose, with a slow-building redcurrant quality and a hint of white pepper. Dry, tightly wound and refreshingly brisk, offering nervy but slightly hard-edged red fruit and citrus flavors. Finishes with good bite and length, echoing the citrus note. This drinks very well by itself.


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Vintage: 2012 07/20/2011

Cape Bleue Rose 2009 / Fresh & lively, with medium-weight cherry, watermelon and dried strawberry notes back by a juicy edge on the finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 11/20/2013

Hailed as the winemaking wizard of the Rhône, Jean-Luc Colombo has achieved a high-profile international reputation for making innovative wines that are original, memorable and bursting with personality. Despite a resolute aversion to change in the Cornas region, Colombo has brazenly introduced innovative methods in his vineyards and throughout the production process based on a respect for nature and his fundamental belief that good wine is the culmination of three key elements: terroir, human endeavor and modern winemaking techniques. The result? A more accessible style of Rhône Valley wines, reflecting an exuberance of fruit and depth of expression and showcasing the full potential of the Syrah grape when grown in the unique terroir of Cornas. Through his intense dedication, Colombo has brought the wines of Cornas into the international limelight. The company now embraces wines representing major appellations of the Rhône Valley as well as the Languedoc and Roussillon regions of southern France. Production Area Languedoc, France Grapes are sourced from 30-year-old vines in the clay and limestone soil near Gignac in the Languedoc region. All work in the vineyards is done manually and without the use of pesticides or irrigation, respecting the local environment. Grape Varieties 100% Syrah Vinification The wine undergoes controlled fermentation in stainless steel at 86°F, and then matures for 12 months , 10% in oak and 90% in stainless steel and lined concrete vats. Color A deep and beautiful dark purple color Bouquet The nose is reminiscent of herbs from Provence – thyme, rosemary – and ripe red fruits Taste Round and well-structured with redcurrant, dark cherry and soft spices. This wine has an elegant balance and a long and lingering finish of cloves and herbs. Alcohol 13% Serving Suggestions Excellent with grilled red meats, rosemary lamb, duck and hearty stews.


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Vintage: 2012 02/14/2014

Jean-Luc Colombo Les AbeillesBlanc 2012 - 87 points, Wine & Spirits/ Rich yet firm, this is juicy with spiced pear flavor. Chill it for seafood sausages.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 03/08/2014

Hailed as the winemaking wizard of the Rhône, Jean-Luc Colombo has achieved a high-profile international reputation for making innovative wines that are original, memorable and bursting with personality. Despite a resolute aversion to change in the Cornas region, Colombo has brazenly introduced innovative methods in his vineyards and throughout the production process based on a respect for nature and his fundamental belief that good wine is the culmination of three key elements: terroir, human endeavor and modern winemaking techniques. Colombo has turned to the vineyards of the blue coast near Marseille for the inspiration behind his Cape Bleue Rosé. In a return to his roots, Colombo, a native of the area, produces this delicate, expressive Rosé from this promontory of land overlooking the bay of Marseille. Known for its shimmering landscape this area of Provence has been captured on canvas by countless artists, most famously Cézanne. Production Area Provence, France From hilly vineyards with stony/limestone soils, located around the city of Salon de Provence above the bay of Marseille. This region benefits from a warm Mediterranean climate and maritime influence. WINEMAKER Jean-Luc Colombo, considered a “Revolutionary Enologist” by Robert Parker, works closely with his wife, Anne and daughter, Laure to craft award-winning wines from the South of France. Grape Varieties 67% Syrah, 33% Mourvèdre Vinification Traditional “saignée” method is used – where the crushed red grapes are soaked until the desired color is achieved and then the tanks are drained of all juice and/or must. Fermentation is at low temperature in stainless steel vats and bottled immediately after to preserve freshness. Color Soft, delicate salmon pink Bouquet Subtle hints of peach, rose petal and soft pepper on the nose Taste Dry, round and full of finesse. Surprisingly complex, with intriguing notes of raspberries, cherries, black olive and fennel. Alcohol 12.5% Serving Suggestions A great rosé to enjoy on its own or with a wide range of appetizers, fish, poultry dishes and vegetarian fare. A perfect wine to share with friends!


External Review
Vintage: 2012 07/20/2011

Cape Bleue Rose 2008 - Health Magazine/ For chicken, try this crackling-dry, deliciously lively rose from Provence. It’s blend of the local grapes Syrah, Mourvedre and Counoise give it a bewitching mis of sweet-strawberry and savory pepper flavors.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 11/20/2013

La Violette 2010 - Sante Gold Star, Sante/ Floral aromas of apple blossoms, peach, and papaya. Stone fruit flavors with a hint of candied orange and wild honey. Dry on finish, with good acidity and a touch of stone.


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