Wine Spectator 90 "This unfurls a pure beam of crushed plum and black cherry fruit, inlaid gently with singed bay leaf, pepper and anise notes. A light smoky edge runs through the finish. Drink now. 9,000 cases made. —J.M" Lettie Teague, The Wall Street Journal "The Chave name is linked to
Wine Enthusiast 91"This wine leads with lovely touch of flint, accentuating its green pear and lemon zest aromas. On the palate, it’s light and dry, with a phenolic character that lends both texture and structure, adding complexity to all the freshness."—A.K.
Wine Advocate 91 "The 2014 Meandro do Vale Meão is a 40/30 blend of Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca, with 20% Tinta Roriz and small dollops of other grapes. It was aged in well-used French oak (six years) for 13 months and comes in 14.5% alcohol. If you read my accompanying article this issue,
"Aromas of dried mushroom, berry and oyster shell follow through to a full body, with round tannins and a long and intense. Lovely soft texture. An outstanding Morellino di Scansano. Don't miss it. From the same owners as Brunello's Castello Romitorio. Drink or hold."
Wine Advocate 90 "The 2016 Sauvignon Blanc is unoaked and comes in at 13% alcohol. Whenever I tease winemaker and co-owner Angelos Latridis about making so many wines from French grapes, he has several easy answers and one really great one, even if he is too polite to give it. Namely, Sauvignon
“For over two centuries it has been in the hands of the Dubourg family, which has a total of 85 hectares of vines covering nine Bordeaux appellations, including some just over the river at Cadillac and in Sauternes. 50% Cabernet / 50% Merlot. Wine with notes of red fruits. The palate is fresh and
70% Merlot / 30% Cabernet-sauvignon "A dry, medium-bodied wine. Aromas of cherry-laden fruit and sweet, dark chocolate followed by flavours of blackcurrant and cedar wood much more to the fore. Very complex and structured with a lengthy finish. Pair with meats, beef, and hard cheeses" ~winery
"Maxime Barmes took advantage of near-perfect conditions in 2015 to fashion a Pinot Blanc of exceptional concentration and intense flavor. There are hints of fresh cream, citrus peel and toast, backed by plenty of fresh acidity and a suave- almost Burgundian- texture. Long, rich and refined on the
Wine Advocate 91 "There were some mineral, diesel-like aromas in the 2012 Dominio de Atauta, with echoes of toasted cereals over a core of ripe cherries, making for a nicely balanced nose with integrated oak. The palate is medium-bodied, also balanced and with fine tannins. It feels like a nice