Les Solistes – Malbec 2019 – Bordeaux Supérieur

Les Solistes – Malbec 2019 – Bordeaux Supérieur

The nose is spicy and tense. The wine benefits from being decanted. There are notes of blackcurrant, blackcurrant leaf and more slightly of spices combined with subtle touches of crunchy red berries, a hint of varietal/blackberry as well as discreet hints of pepper and clove. The palate is fruity and offers juiciness, minerality, freshness, good…

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Les Portes de l’Am 2019 – Bordeaux Supérieur

Les Portes de l’Am 2019 – Bordeaux Supérieur

The nose is aromatic, fruity and offers complexity, a fine creaminess, a nice finesse of grain as well as airiness. There are notes of crème de cassis, violet and, more slightly, violet plum, combined with touches of graphite, racy minerality and fine hints of crushed currants, cardamom, tonka bean and a subtle hint of nutmeg….

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Château La Verrière – La Vigne et l’ Oiseau 2019 – Bordeaux Supérieur

Château La Verrière – La Vigne et l’ Oiseau 2019 – Bordeaux Supérieur

The nose is fruity and offers concentration, richness, some depth and elegance. There are notes of creamy blackcurrant, boysenberry and, to a lesser extent, ripe wild strawberry, combined with hints of Bourbon vanilla, toasted hazelnut and a fine touch of crushed blueberry and nutmeg. The palate is fruity, gourmet and offers roundness, delicacy in its…

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Domaine de La Bégude – La Brulade 2018 – Bandol

Domaine de La Bégude – La Brulade 2018 – Bandol

(Organic) The nose is elegant, racy and offers elegant concentration, controlled power and a discreetly tight grain. It reveals notes of pulpy/juicy red cherry, bright red plum and slight notes of raspberry jelly associated with small touches of liquorice, olive tree, flowers, peppermint and spices. The palate is fruity and offers juiciness, a beautiful acidulous…

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Domaine de La Bégude – Thyrsus Rosé 2021 – IGP Méditerranée

Domaine de La Bégude – Thyrsus Rosé 2021 – IGP Méditerranée

(Organic) The nose is elegant and offers a nice expression/deepness in its fruit, purity as well as a sensation of roundness/a coating side. It reveals notes of bright cherry, fleshy/juicy strawberry and small notes of bright vine peach associated with fine touches of bright apple as well as delicate hints of quenette, lily, a subtle…

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Domaine de La Bégude – Cuvée Amphore 2020 – Bandol

Domaine de La Bégude – Cuvée Amphore 2020 – Bandol

(Organic) The nose is fresh, racy and offers a certain deepness, purity as well as a nice and discreetly tight grain. The wine needs by being decanted. It reveals notes of fresh quince, fresh white plum and small notes of crunchy white berries associated with fine hints of white flowers, discreet hints of spices as…

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Le Clos des Saumanes – Gadagne Vieilles Vignes – Côtes du Rhône Villages Gadagne 2017

Le Clos des Saumanes – Gadagne Vieilles Vignes – Côtes du Rhône Villages Gadagne 2017

(Organic) The wine has a medium ruby colour. The nose is intensely floral and fruity, revealing notes of rosehip, ripe red cherries, a touch of strawberry compote and a hint of rhubarb in the echo. The palate is fluid and full with intense fruit concentration, certain volume and power. It reveals nuances of crunchy red…

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Le Clos des Saumanes – Les Sarments d’Hippocrate – Vin de France 2021

Le Clos des Saumanes – Les Sarments d’Hippocrate – Vin de France 2021

(Organic) The wine shows a pale ruby colour with a watery rim. The nose is intense and fruity. Notes of red cherries, wild strawberries, forest raspberries spiced with a touch of cloves soar from the glass. The palate is crunchy and juicy, with elevated, though well-balanced alcohol, smooth, aerial tannins and refreshing acidity. The wine…

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Château de la Tour 2002 – Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru

Château de la Tour 2002 – Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru

This estate is the only one that vinifies in the Clos and owns several parcels to the north and south, top and bottom of the hillside. The colour is starting to turn garnet, but not yet faded. The nose is delicate and elegant with an aroma of dry clementine skin. On the palate, what a…

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Domaine Faiveley 2006 – Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru

Domaine Faiveley 2006 – Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru

This estate has two parcels at the bottom of the vineyard and one in the middle, next to the château. The nose is delicate with aromas of earth and faded roses. Salinity and tannins are fairly consistent in the attack. Full-bodied, muscular, blood and iron, it is very masculine accompanying the sweet fruit note. Like…

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