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Les Garrigues d'Eric Beaumard et Christophe Lambert

1998 Les Garrigues
Varietal/Style: Cotes-du-Rhône
Origin: Domaine de la Grand'Ribe
Vintage: 1998
Winemaker: Eric Beaumard
Rating: 13/20
Retail Price: n/a

Tasting Notes:
We got to know the 1998, but we can see the jovial and talented sommelier/ winemaker's touches in the new vintage. The 1999 packs a much more intense punch of flavor and complexity. They had fun trimming the 45-year-old vines and the results are paying off. We would not hesitate to raise the rating to 14/20. (Updated 12/13/01)

Domaine de la Grand' Ribe in France's Rhone Valley

Profile: Although he's best known as Tarzan and The Highlander, Hollywood legend Christophe Lambert is a real foodie. So much so that he has embarked on several food and wine-related projects. In France, he not only owns mineral water and food processing plants, but he also owns a vineyard where he produces Côtes-du-Rhône wines with partner and passionate [now] winemaker, Eric Beaumard. The duo cogitated to produce a fine beverage by building on the Domaine's old vines and improving the fruit concentration and other secret tricks.

Read our exclusive interview with Eric Beaumard and Christophe Lambert

Domaine de la Grand' Ribe
Sainte-Cecile-Les-Vignes, France
04 90 30 83 75

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