Burghound 90-93. "A cool, ripe and unusually elegant nose blends notes of pure essence of red cherry with those of dark raspberry and a hint of forest floor. The more typical character of a fine Fournières emerges on the palate however as the robust and powerful big-bodied flavors possess plenty of muscle on the very firmly constituted finish where a hint of warmth can be found. This is a very impressive showing and one that is highly recommended if you have the patience to cellar it." April 2017 ALOXE-CORTON 1ER CRU LES FOURNIERES SITUATION ALOXE-CORTON is one of the villages of the North of the Côte de Beaune. It...
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Chateau Bellegrave 2019 Paullac [JS 93]
James Suckling 93 points. "This is a big wine with lots of blackberry and blueberry character and hints of walnuts. It’s medium-bodied with a juicy finish. Balanced." JS. Wine Advocate 90 points The 2019 Bellegrave (Pauillac) is showing nicely in bottle, offering up aromas of cassis and plums mingled with hints of pencil shavings and vanilla pod. Medium to full-bodied, velvety and seamless, it's elegantly layered, with powdery tannins, succulent acids and a lingering finish. This is a fine effort for this 8.30-hectare family-owned château. #Assem
Chateau Brane Cantenac 2020 [JS 98]
Blackberries, plums, currants, tobacco and violets on the nose. Bitter chocolate and mocha, too. It’s refined and focused, with a medium to full body and firm, tightly-knit tannins. Very long, laser-focused and polished. Very classy. Best of the trilogy. Try after 2027. - James Suckling 98 points. #20
Chateau Charmail 2019 [VM 92]
Medoc Vinous Media 92 points. The 2019 Charmail has an understated bouquet that unfolds with aeration, revealing pretty red berry fruit, rose petal and crushed stone. I admire the focus here. The palate is rounded, sweet and nicely poised, with nice grip. A little oak toward the finish suggests this will age with style. Very fine. Wine Advocate 90-92 points. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2019 Charmail rolls out of the glass with notions of plum preserves, baked cherries and fruitcake plus hints of spice box, gingerbread and pencil shavings. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has bags of spicy black fruit preserves on offer with a...
Chateau Gloria 2019 [Dec 94]
Decanter Notes 94 Points, Jane Anson, Decanter: "Another winning velvety texture out of St Julien. You can trace the warmth and generosity of the vintage in the concentration and the ripeness of these blackberry and raspberry fruits but it is so seductive and carefully balanced with a core of freshness and a ton of crushed stone, black chocolate and baked earth adding layers and interest. This should be good value and is a definite buy. So much character and personality, right up there with the best vintages of this property. 40% new oak, 5% Petit Verdot completes the blend." 5/20. Neal Martin Notes 93-95 Points, Neal Martin,...
Chateau Lafon-Rochet 2019 [WS 94]
Ripe and sleek, delivering cassis, damson plum, loganberry and mulberry notes that glisten, with iron, anise, black tea and savory accents. Offers lovely precision and poise, even as the fruit flirts with an exotic blend. Mouthwatering finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2023 through 2038. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. - Wine Spectator 94 points. The purity of fruit and balance in this young St.-Estephe is really beautiful with crushed-currant, stone and orange-peel aromas and flavors. It’s medium-to full-bodied with fine tannins and a pretty finish. We will see if this is better than the 2018 or...
Chateau Langoa-Barton 2019 [JS 95-96]
St-Julien (67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc.) Very finely textured with pure blue fruit and lavender and violet undertones. It’s full-bodied with pure, focused fruit. Extremely long and refined. Clearly better than the 2018. - James Suckling. 95-96 points. Silky blackberry and bilberry fruits, this is a brilliant Langoa, with concentration and lift that pull you both forwards and upwards through the palate. For me this is more successful than the 2018 because it delivers an absolute punch of fruits but gently so, with elegance and control that is very St Julien. Grilled cedar finish, great stuff. - Jane Anson,...
Chateau Larrivet Haut Brion Rouge 2019 [WA 92-94]
Pessac Leognan Wine Advocate 92-94 points. "Opaque purple-black colored, the 2019 Larrivet Haut-Brion charges out of the gate with wonderfully fragrant scents of black raspberries, Morello cherries and wild blueberries with suggestions of blackcurrant pastilles, candied violets, chocolate mint and forest floor. The medium to full-bodied palate is jam-packed with red and black fruit layers, framed by firm, exquisitely ripe, velvety tannins and bold freshness, finishing long and fragrant. Just stunning!" - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (7/9/2020, Bordeaux 2019 Issue), Ratings: (92-94)+, Drink: 2024-2042....
Dalwhinnie Three Valleys Pinot Noir Tasmania 2020 (WS 98)
Winestate Magazine, Trophy, Best in Category, 98 points. HUON HOOKE, THE REAL REVIEW 2022, 95 points. "Medium depth purple-red colour, very bright and youthful, the aromas are of fragrant spices and red cherries: a really beautiful bouquet. The palate follows on from there and is intense and superbly balanced, with raspberry and red licorice added to the cherry. A subtle smoky patina from oak. Fruit-sweet core, and a long, long carry: a magical pinot." WINEMAKING Heralding from three exceptional sites of Huon Valley, Lower Derwent Valley and Coal River Valley, each parcel of fruit was then fermented and matured separately in large...
De Morgenzon Chenin Blanc METHODE CAP CLASSIQUE 2019 (TA 91)
Honey, white peach and hints of pineapple are complemented by savory notes of roasted almond and toasted brioche. A fine mousse and refreshing acidity provides a remarkably refreshing drinking experience. Chenin Blanc grapes are handpicked and harvested for freshness and acidity at between 19.5o and 20.5o Balling. Grapes are pre-cooled and then whole bunch-pressed with the juice allowed to settle naturally. Half of the wine is naturally fermented in stainless steel tank, with fermentation being stopped to retain a certain percentage of the grapes own sugar. The barrel fermented portion is allowed to ferment naturally to dryness with periodic...
Delaire Graff Terraced Block Reserve Chardonnay 2019 [TA 94]
Tim Atkin MW 94 points. "Morné Vrey did 30% malolactic fermentation on this wine for the first time in 2019, such was the high level of malic acidity in the grapes. The result is a superb single vineyard white from the top part of the estate, showing notes of beeswax, saffron and wet stones, with stylish 40% new wood and a taut, mouth-watering finish. 2021-26." Top 10, WineMag Chardonnay Challenge "Total production: 3 300 bottles Abv: 13.5% Fermented and matured for 10 months in French oak, 40% new. The nose is marked by flinty reduction before pear, white peach, citrus and a touch of oatmeal. The palate has excellent...
Gibbston Valley Le Maitre Pinot Noir 2015 (BC 95)
"Made from grapes grown in Gibbston Valley’s Gibbston vineyard with vines of up to 32 years old. Quite a dense, almost succulent pinot noir with plum, chocolate/mocha, liquorice and subtle dried herb flavours. An accessible and quite complex wine that can be enjoyed now but promises to cellar well. " 01 AUG 2016 Bob Campbell The Real Review Drink: 2016–2025 Raymond Chan: 18.5/20: This is classical Gibbston regional character with savoury red fruits, with complexing dark and dried herbs, earth and minerals, the aromatics showing excellent concentration. #DEC
Greystone Pinot Gris 2022 Organic
Michael Cooper says “At its best, this is one of the finest Pinot Gris in the country.”. WINEMAKER’S NOTES Picked at relatively low brix for elegance and site expression, this is a drier style of Pinot Gris. Pre-pressing maceration of 5 hours at ambient temperatures, before settling for two days. Fermented mainly in tank (8% barrel ) at low temperatures through to dryness. Minimal lees stirring post-ferment allows the minerality to feature and the wild barrel fermentation adds different layers of texture and complexity. Bottled onsite without fining. Style Dry: Residual Sugar 5.6 g/L
Ironcloud "Rock of Solitude" Shiraz 2018 (JH 96)
James Halliday Wine Companion 2021 96 points. "Machine-harvested, crushed and destemmed, wild yeast-open fermented, 2-3 weeks on skins, matured for 12 months in French oak (30% new). Intense black fruits harbour a stream of licorice and multi-spices. There's great length and balance, and you keep returning to the very high quality fruit the vineyard provides. Will live for decades." colour Vibrant deep ruby- red to purple. nose Aromas of Lifted blackberry and blueberries with a whiff of black pepper. palate Rich , warm, smoked meat notes with big, ripe tannins winemaking Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were machine-harvested and...
Mazzei Castello di Fonterutoli Concerto IGT Toscana 2018 [JS 94]
James Suckling 94 points. The Mazzei family has been making wine since 1435. The Concerto wine was first produced in 1981. It is a blend of 90% old vine sangiovese and !0% cabernet sauvignon, with the vines dating back to the 1930's. A splendid blend with perfect balance. Wine Advocate (93-95) points. I tasted this 80-20 blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon as a barrel sample. The Mazzei 2018 Concerto di Fonterutoli offers an authentic Tuscan character with the robust personality and fruit weight to pair with a classic T-bone bistecca alla Fiorentina. Concerto is fleshy and succulent with black cherry, plum, cardamom spice and...
Pierre Usseglio CDP 2016 (JD 92-94)
Jeb Dunnuck 92-94 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape includes slightly more Mourvèdre than normal and was brought up mostly in tank, with smaller amounts in demi-muids, barrels, and foudre. Blackberries, incense, licorice and beautifully complex spice characteristics flow to a full-bodied, opulent 2016 that ticks all the right boxes. With sweet tannin and beautiful purity, drink it over the coming 10-15 years. This estate hasn’t missed a beat in the past decade (or more) and their 2015s and 2016s both check-in near the top of the pyramid. It’s worth noting that this estate has started including slightly more stems than in the...
Pierre Usseglio CDP 2018 (WE 95)
WE 95 Wine Enthusiast, May 2022 While pulsating with ripeness, a bristling freshness and spine-tingling delicacy of texture make this basic bottling from Pierre Usseglio extraordinary. Red-plum and raspberry flavors are concentrated yet plush, etched by sweet spice and soft, mouthcoating tannins. Pure in fruit profile and subtly earthen, it's approachable young but solid enough to hold well through 2030. The wine offers fantastic value for such excellence. ANNA LEE C. IIJIMA JD 93 jebdunnuck.com, October 2020 The 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape is the classic cuvée of the estate and is based on 55% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 15%...
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