S de Suduiraut Vieilles Vignes 2019 – Bordeaux

S de Suduiraut Vieilles Vignes  2019 – Bordeaux

The nose is fresh, aromatic and offers tension. There are notes of nutmeg, yellow berries and, to a lesser extent, mirabelle plum, combined with hints of white berries, spices, toasted oak and a discreet hint of musk. The palate is fresh, fruity and offers roundness as well as some restraint. On the palate this wine…

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Château Fontbaude 2019 – Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux

Château Fontbaude 2019 – Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux

The wine benefits from decanting. The nose is tightly wound with a fine grain and a nice  stretch. There are notes of wild blackberry and slightly crunchy wild strawberry combined with fine touches of lily, ripe dark berries, fine zan, rose and a discreet hint of graphite and sweet spices. The palate offers juiciness, a…

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Château de Portets Rouge 2019 – Graves

Château de Portets Rouge 2019 – Graves

The nose is fruity, racy and offers a certain gourmandise as well as a fine grain. There are notes of bright blackcurrant, violet and more slightly black berry fruits combined with a touch of blueberry, strawberry, fine points of racy minerality, iodine as well as discreet saline and an imperceptible varietal touch. The palate is…

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Château de Portets Blanc 2020 – Graves

Château de Portets Blanc 2020 – Graves

The nose is fruity and offers a certain gourmandise. There are notes of sweet white grapefruit, lemon and, to a lesser extent, fresh lychee, combined with fine touches of fresh/juicy apple and fine, almost iodine-like hints (in the background). The palate is fruity, well-managed and offers juiciness, acidity, a certain gourmandise, good definition, fat and…

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Domaine Joly 2000 – L’Etoile

Domaine Joly 2000 – L’Etoile

The nose is elegant, precise, delicate and offers a fine power in roundness, precision as well as a fine straightness. It reveals notes of quince, lime blossom and small notes of white flowers associated with fine touches of green peach as well as a discreet hint of crunchy pear, almost fresh curry, with a very…

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Château Tour des Gendres La Gloire de mon Père 2021 – Côtes de Bergerac

Château Tour des Gendres La Gloire de mon Père 2021 – Côtes de Bergerac

(Organic) The wine shows a deep ruby colour. The nose is dense and noble, revealing nuances of ripe black plums, figs, a touch of cassis, complicated by notes of sweet spices and cocoa. The palate is fluid and smooth with balanced, refreshing acidity, well-managed, fine-grained tannins, certain finesse and elegance. The wine opens up with…

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Château Tour des Gendres Moulin des Dames 2021 – Bergerac Sec

Château Tour des Gendres Moulin des Dames 2021 – Bergerac Sec

(Organic) The wine shows a vivid straw colour with a golden hue. The nose is slightly muted, restrained, needs some air to open up. We find notes of ripe yellow fruits, a touch of pineapple and mango, hints of sweet spices and flower honey. The palate is dense and opulent, showing a lot of ripeness…

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Ökonomierat Rebholz Burrweiler Riesling Trocken “vom Schiefer” 2021 – Pfalz

Ökonomierat Rebholz Burrweiler Riesling Trocken “vom Schiefer” 2021 – Pfalz

The nose is fruity and open with exuberant orchard fruits, juicy pears and apples, lemons, limes and pungent spices. The palate is round and fruity with balanced acidity, vibrant fruitiness and long, succulent finish.

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Hamm Hasensprung Riesling Beerenauslese VDP.Grosse Lage 2021 – Pfalz

Hamm Hasensprung Riesling Beerenauslese VDP.Grosse Lage 2021 – Pfalz

(Barrel sample) The nose is perfumed, dense, decadent with notes of white peaches, pineapples, dried apricots, raisins, mango and sweet spices. The palate is dense and spicy, revealing racy acidity, which perfectly balance the sugar, and notes of ginger, tangerine, orange marmalade and a pleasant savoury touch.

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Rings Kallstadt Riesling Trocken “Vom Kalk” 2021 – Pfalz

Rings Kallstadt Riesling Trocken “Vom Kalk” 2021 – Pfalz

The nose is a little restrained, with notes of green and yellow apples, pears, a touch of vanilla and savoury spices. The palate is tense with racy acidity, pleasant salinity, notes of oyster shells, flint, orchard fruits and some spiciness on the finish.

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