special: top ten december 2017
15bFrance » Minervois
Wine Advocate 88-90 "The 2017 Vin de France Le Paradou Grenache was tasted as the final blend from tank, with bottling scheduled for July. This medium
Vinous Media 92 "Brilliant orange-pink. Intense, mineral-accented strawberry, cherry pit and blood orange aromas, along with a sexy floral overtone. Concentrated red fruit and lavender pastille
James Suckling 94 "Super fresh and gently reductive young black cherry fruits, with a sappy edge, too. Give this some air. The palate has a smooth,
Wine Advocate 90 "The 2016 Riesling Von Der Fels is from up to 25-year-old vines in the Kirchspiel, Hubacker and Abtserde. Its bouquet is clear, super
Wine Spectator 91 "Peach, quince and lime flavors mingle with ginger, briny and mineral notes in this savory white. Mouthwatering acidity gives this energy and drive.
John Gilman 91 "The 2015 Jour de Soif bottling of Bourgueil from Pierre Gauthier is a fine follow-up to the lovely 2014 version, offering up a
Wine Spectator 91 WS TOP 100 2017 Rank 56 "This ripe, light- to medium-bodied red sports layers of pure blackberry, cassis and damson plum, edged with licorice,
Wine Enthusiast 91 'Editor's Choice' "Opulent and ripe, this full-bodied wine has great fruit concentration, a rich texture supported by firm tannins and a lingering, plummy
James Suckling 92 "A rustic and curious cabernet with dried tobacco, bark and cloves. Medium body, light velvety tannins and a flavorful finish." Savory and richly spiced,
Wine Advocate 92-95 "The 2013 Côtes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France Les Cimes is made from 35% Syrah, 35% Grenache, 17% Mourvèdre and the balance
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