92 Points, Michaela Morris for Decanter Magazine "Besides a healthy dose of Canaiolo Nero, proprietor Paolo De Marchi blends in a dash of Syrah to give backbone, especially in lighter vintages - he believes it to be less invasive than other international varieties.
*Bordeaux en Primeur 2021* *IN BOND PRICING* The estate: If the history of the estate dates back to the 18th century, the vineyard of Beaumont was born officially in 1824. From 1830 to 1847 the house of Beaumont belonged to the Marquis d’Aligre, one of the wealthiest men in France, who tripled the surface of the vineyard.
91-93/100, Neal Martin: The 2021 Dalem, now benefiting from the consulting nous of Eric Boissenot, has a lovely bouquet, quite refined and poised, featuring blackberry, wild hedgerow and light violet scents. The balanced palate is medium-bodied with pliant tannins and assiduously integrated oak.
96 points, Bob Campbell MW - Ranked: #1 of 30 2018 Pinot Noir from Martinborough
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88 points, William Kelley, Robertparker.com: Notes of pear, grapefruit and bread dough introduce the 2020 Bourgogne Chardonnay Orane, a medium-bodied, satiny and incisive wine with a tangy spine of acidity and a saline finish. This has turned out nicely.
*ALL PRICES IN BOND* 90 points, William Kelley, Robertparker.com: The 2020 Bouzeron opens in the glass with aromas of pear, citrus oil, freshly baked bread and buttered popcorn.
*ALL PRICES IN BOND* 5 STAR WINE 93 points and a 5 STAR wine, Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy: Dark purple-black, a riper nose here, 50% whole bunch accordingly, which helps to make a most attractive perfume. Certainly, the stems are more evident at the back but will integrate with a year or two in bottle.
*ALL PRICES IN BOND* 89 points, William Kelley, Robertparker.com: Derived, as readers may remember, from vines growing in granite soils near Bissey-sous-Cruchaud in the Sâone-et-Loire, the 2020 Bourgogne Aligoté Le Cran is a medium to full-bodied, satiny and textural wine evocative of waxy orchard fruit, citrus oil and fres
*ALL PRICES IN BOND* 91 points, William Kelley Robertparker.com: A little more reserved than the aromatically extravagant 2019, Galeyrand's 2020 Gevrey-Chambertin La Justice wafts from the glass with pretty notes of raspberries, plums, rose petals and spices.
Textured and expressive. Bollinger’s prestige champagne is produced only when the harvest reaches a perfect balance.
65% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay. 21 crus: mainly Aÿ and Verzenay for the Pinot Noir, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Oiry for the Chardonnay.
Exclusive use of the cuvee. Fermented entirely in barrels.
Our star Spanish grower, reknowned for some of Spain’s finest Priorat. This dynamic duo of husband and wife continue to astound us all with their award winning wines. It’s rare that you meet a husband and wife team with such dedication. Now joined by their daughter this small family business goes from strength to strength.
Riva Ranch Pinot Noir is sourced exclusively from Wente’s family’s vineyard in Arroyo Seco, Monterey. This sub region is ideal to grow Pinot Noir due to the long cool growing season, which allows the grapes to fully ripen and develop deep fruit flavours, beautiful aromas and flavours of cherry and red apple with notes of black tea.
A beautifully rich, yet balanced California-style Chardonnay that represents what the Arroyo Seco appellation has to offer. Chardonnay flavours of apple and pear, whilst the Arroyo Seco fruit consistently provides aromas and flavours of tropical and stone fruits.
Intense and generous red blend of Grenache and Mourvèdre, Vacqueyras is often referred to as a sibling of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, with its rich black fruit and white pepper characters.
Appearance: deep garnet hue. Nose: intense and generous with notes of black fruit (black cherry and blackberry), and then spicy touches (white pepper).