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Domaine du Grapillon d’Or 1806 Gigondas 2014, France

Rhône Valley
Red blend

Chunky, supple and polished. Luscious, jammy dark fruit on a velvety texture, with integrated tannins. Very ripe – at 15-per-cent alcohol. Ready to drink, though it should cellar well for up to eight years. Available in Ontario at the above price, $33.75 in Quebec.

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Life columnist

Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More


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