Deep ruby red in colour, with a black cherry core. This wine has lively berry fruits on the nose, with a touch of liquorice and a hint of black pepper. The 2009 is full of fruit, juicy and round with ripe tannnins that gently support the cherry, cassis and herb character on the finish.
A ruby red wine, with a vibrant red fruit bouquet. Made in a clean, fresh style with lovely balanced structure that is supported by silky smooth tannins and a pinch of sweet spice. Typical Merlot character continues through the long, velvet finish.
Exhibits a dense, almost opaque colour with gorgeous up-front, sweet, ripe fruit. The palate is medium to full bodied and chewy with a well endowed, plush texture. The wine is pure, complex and engaging.
An excellent chateau, owned by the Fabre family. 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot grapes and traditionally vinified. Aged in oak barriques with blackcurrant flavours and lots of creamy, vanilla oak.
The nose boasts bright aromas of blackberries with hints of cinnamon and clove from the oak. The palate is well balanced, with silky tannins, fresh acidity, concentrated fruit and a lifted finish. It is rare to find a Pauillac like this wine that is both affordable and approachable.
A red dress sharp, brilliant, with the reflections garnet. Finely timbered, the fruit dominates with raspberry notes. The flexible attack is followed of a large volume supported by velvety tannins. The final is long and cordial.
Dark, deep red colour. Nose is expressive of berries and flowers (strawberry, raspberry, peony) . On the palate the wine is soft well-rounded with a beautiful harmony between power and velvety ripe tannins. The finish is long, fruity with a touch of pepper.
The palate is bright with ripe red and black fruit aromas and rich liquorice notes, balanced by delicate tannins. This wine has a remarkable balance, thanks to its good acidity and freshness. Long finish with white pepper flavours.
Beautiful bright, deep ruby colour. The nose shows expressive fresh red fruit with notes of strawberry and raspberry. The aromas are subtle and delicate with harmonious floral notes. On the palate, the tannins are silky and elegant with a very nice balance between acidity and roundness.
Wonderfully poopy with some lovely funky crisper berry fruit. Nice mulchy aromas too. Palate is soft, clean, bit of spice and a red apple and with some spice on the end, gripping tannin, but well structured. A lovely Carignan, Grenache and Syrah blend.
Beaune is the capital of Burgundy wine. The wine carries a deep color, releasing aromas of black fruit, blackberry, black currents, coupled with toasted and spicy notes, as well as a substantial body with a silky structure.
Very dark colour with crimson highlights and a wonderfully complex and powerful bouquet of morello cherry, blackcurrant, and spices. The freshness and fruitiness on the nose carry over beautifully to the palate, which has a long, silky aftertaste.
A wine that is sure to provide pleasure, it has a beautiful red color with a bouquet of summer flowers as well as powerful red and black fruit aromas: raspberry, blackcurrant, and blackberry. The wine is very fruity with rich, buttery tannin on the palate. Round, attractive and inviting, it makes a fine aperitif. A classic Cahors ready to be drink young.
The 2017 Cote Rotie was still in separate lots when I visited, yet I came away with remarkably similar impressions from the Gerine (fragrant charming and silky) and le Plomb (taut, intense and structural) as I did last year. A number of other lots will go into the final assemblage (Chavaroche, Fongeant, Lezardes and several more, probably including La Landonne). There's more cracked pepper and vio…
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