Up northeast, Veneto's a province that has it all. From mountains to fertile plains and a lagoon on the Adriatic seaside. Red or white? Reds from Valpolicella range from juicy, medium bodied reds to richer full bodied, powerful dried grape styles of Amarone and its little cousin Ripasso. Prosecco is the fun time fizz for when friends pop in, with its peach, green apple and pastry notes. But again, head for the hills where the quality producers farm their vineyards. The best examples come from the Conegliano zone, specifically the Cartizze hill. The simpler wines are best put to use when aperitivo hour strikes, in either a Bellini or a Spritz. Grapes Favourite Producers
Holidaymakers will know it for romantic spots like Verona and the faded majesty of Venice's canals and treasures like the Rialto, the Guggenheim and the Aperol Spritz.
Equally adept with white as with red, but in Veneto, finding quality is key. There's the handsomely named smoky, crisp dry whites of Soave and the more familiar Pinot Grigio. The best both come from hillier vineyards.
Garganega (in Soave), Pinot Grigio
Corvina, Molinara, Rondinella (in Valpolicella)
Glera (in Prosecco)
Soave - Pieropan, Prà, Anselmi, Inama, Tamellini
Valpolicella - La Dama, Masi, Quintarelli, Allegrini, Tedeschi, Dal Forno, Zenato, L'Arco
Prosecco - Nino Franco, Bellussi, Bellenda, Adami, Ruggeri
Up northeast, Veneto's a province that has it all. From mountains to fertile plains and a lagoon on the Adriatic seaside.
Red or white?
Reds from Valpolicella range from juicy, medium bodied reds to richer full bodied, powerful dried grape styles of Amarone and its little cousin Ripasso.
Prosecco is the fun time fizz for when friends pop in, with its peach, green apple and pastry notes. But again, head for the hills where the quality producers farm their vineyards. The best examples come from the Conegliano zone, specifically the Cartizze hill. The simpler wines are best put to use when aperitivo hour strikes, in either a Bellini or a Spritz.
Maritime Bordeaux in the west of France is a large producer of quality wines. Although saying that there's a large gap between the top few who produce ultra-premium wines with hefty price tags (Lafite, Margaux, Y'Quem, Petrus….) and the rest of the field.
The Left Bank with its gravelly composition of soils is more suited to Cabernet Sauvignon while the Right Bank is made up more of clay and this is where Merlot and Cabernet Franc dominate (as they are earlier ripens and don't mind getting their feet wet). In the middle, the Entre Du Meurs provides a slew of whites and reds made for early drinking.
On the right bank outside of St Emilion and Pomerol, there are a lot of well-priced merlots made that are more for early consumption. These come from the satellite Bordeaux regions.
The English built up a thirst for the better Bordeaux reds which they have coined 'clarets'. These are often tucked away for a while in their cellars to age and drunk with a few years under their belts. But not all Bordeaux is built for aging, so choose wisely.
For whites, there are the crisp and easily quaffed whites from Entre De Meurs, or the more ambitious oak-aged Semillion Sauvignon blends from Pessac Legonan. The queen of dessert wines, Sauternes can also call Bordeaux home. French oak maturation is a common thread amongst the elite reds, whites and sweet wines.
White:Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle
Red: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot
Some of the most highly rated recent vintages are 2005, 2009, 2010, 2016 and 2018.
Montrose, Pichon Lalande, Poitevin, D'Yquem, Coutet,
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Cantina Tollo Rocca Ventosa Pinot Grigio 2020Cantina Tollo is located in the Italian village of Tollo in the region of Abruzzo. The vineyards spread from the coastal slopes to the verdant mountains overlooking the Mediterranean.
They produce incredible value wines from the traditional varietals of the region. A modern and thoughtful producer they have farmed the lands here for over 60 years with a view to sustainable agriculture and protection of their traditional lands.
This is text-book stuff. Steel and concrete tank with no oak. Crisp and crunchy with a minerally hit on the nose reminiscent of white pepper and ground quartz. Easy fruit that is plush and forward with a fresh cut to the mid-weight flavours. Hard to beat at this price!
2020Pinot GrigioItaly499$14.00 As low as $12.60
Allegrini Corte Giara Pinot Grigio 2020
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Fattori Soave 2020
Garganega: 100 %, a small part of which from late harvest.
Fermented and matured in stainless steel vats.
Intense straw yellow. Floral hints of jasmine and wisteria. Towards the end, a sensation of nuts. A fresh core of citrus and white apple fruit aromas.. The bouquet is enhanced by subtle hints of sage and nettle, while the palate is fresh, crisp and gently mineral textured. Elegant and round with a balanced taste and freshness with hints of citrus fruit. Ideal with fish and vegetable risottos.2010GarganegaItaly499$25.00 As low as $22.50
Speri Valpolicella La Roverina 2016
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Fasoli Gino La Corte del Pozo Bardolino DOC 2019
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Le Battistelle 'Montesei' Soave Classico 20202020GarganegaItaly499$33.00 As low as $29.70
Coffele Castel Cerino Soave 2019To speak with either Alberto or Chiara Coffele about their estate in Verona's Castelcerino, to have a trod through the vineyards, pat the horses and breathe the sweet dewy air is the only way to truly under-stand the magic of Coffele. This is a farming family first and foremost, their ancestral roots directly linked to the limestone beneath their small acreage, and since the beginning of their family's foray into the world of viticulture they have been at the helm of Verona's sustainable wine fraternity.
One of the wineries that has championed the image and value of Veronese whites in the last decade is that of Alberto and Chiara Coffele, two of the most appreciated growers in the Soave area. Their estate comprises a single plot of 25 ha where limestone mitigates the influence of basalt, conferring elegance and tautness on the wines. Gambero Rosso, Italian Wines
Another belter from one of our favourite producers in the region. It's on the lighter side of Soave but done so well. Lovely breezey fruit and a fresh cut to the palate. Lots of peach and clean stone fruit and a touch of minerally spice on the close. PWS2019GarganegaItaly499$34.00 As low as $30.60
Chai Saint Etienne Tradition Rouge 201660% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot, 20% Côt
The Coteaux du Quercy AOC is one of France smallest wine region with only 400 hectares and less than 20 growers. It lies between Cahors & Gaillac. After the Phylloxera, the Quercy, once 50 000 hectares was almost destroyed. Roger Gisbert and his brave mates started their appellation from scratch. With high draining slopes of white clay and limestone soils, Cabernet Franc was chosen to blend with the Merlot, and off course the Cot (aka. Malbec) replanted on the rocky soils. The grapes are harvested and sorted, then fallow slow and gentle traditional fermentation.2016Cabernet Franc, MerlotFrance356$34.00 As low as $30.60
Suavia Soave Classico 2019
Pristine aromas of ripe apples, fresh pears and flowers follow through to a medium-bodied palate with fresh, lemony acidity providing tension and drive. Clean finish, leaving a bright, mineral aftertaste. 100% garganega. JAMES SUCKLING
Apples and pears in Soave, who would have thought it? Text book Suavia here. Something a little smoky and mineral as well, just a whiff but it adds a little aromatic interest. Texturally it has a nice ease of flow about it. It isn't rich but it has nice weight and volume which offsets the thirst quenching and super fresh flavours of pome fruits that underscored by a really lovely pithy, lemon oil character.
It finishes clean, bright and super fresh and it leaves you wanting more. As is often the case with this wine it is a more invigorating expression of Soave than you see from most producers. It's excellent. ROSCOE2019GarganegaItaly499$36.00 As low as $32.40
Pieropan Soave 2020
Pieropan Soave literally never misses a beat. If pressed I would find it difficult to think of a white that I drink more of, have purchased more of and over a longer period of time. It’s one of those staples that always surprises me, because even though I know how good it is every year when I rip one open and pour a glass the quality verse price ratio is consistently outstanding. Textural, lively, fresh and clean cut. If you were to write a note for how good Soave should taste you could do no better than opening a bottle of this as the reference point example. It’s versatility on the table is also a major bonus for me. ROSCOE2020GarganegaItaly499$36.00 As low as $32.40
Collavini Collio Pinot Grigio DOC Villa Canlungo 20192019Pinot GrigioItaly499$39.00 As low as $35.10
Poitevin 2016The 2016 Poitevin has a crisp, focused bouquet with pure blackberry and boysenberry notes tinged with crushed stone. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, quite feminine in style with a silky smooth, black cherry and blueberry finish that caresses the senses. This is a well-crafted, utterly delicious Médoc. NEAL MARTIN2016Cabernet BlendsFrance356$40.00 As low as $36.00
Chateau du Courlat 20142014Blend, MerlotFrance356$41.00 As low as $36.90
Mazeris Canon-Fronsac 2016Shows ripeness and power on the nose with ripe dark berries and volcanic salt. Full body, soft and rich tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Drink in 2022. (91) JAMES SUCKLING
One of the best things agbout the Bordeaux 2016 vintage was the stregth of the satellite appelations - this Canon Fronsac is a freat example - situated on the right bank but with a lot of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon you could easly see this as more left bak in style - it is everything a good claret should be dense dark with chewy tannis and cool clean fruit - absoultly delicous and a great price. ALEX WILCOX
2016Cabernet BlendsFrance356$45.00 As low as $40.50
Suavia Soave Massi Fitti 2018What a wine! Peachy, pears, white flowers, a little banana skin, fresh oily herbs, galangal flowers, earthy minerality, gently spicy. It has it all going on. Uber fresh and loaded with personality. A little more aromatically extroverted than the last couple of years. Hits the palate and makes a big impact upfront with a push of plush fruit that is swept away with a burst of energy and then kept focused across its impressive length. Big and bold flavours that are matched by pretty intensely fresh acidity and punctuated with little veins of minerality and pithy, chalky texture. Texturally this wine is bang on the money. I absolutely love it. Crying out for food. ROSCOE2019GarganegaItaly499$50.00 As low as $45.00
Inama Soave Vigneti di Foscarino 2018The 2018 Soave Classico Foscarino is honeyed and perfumed, featuring crushed yellow apples, exotic florals, hints of ginger and sweet smoke. The textures are soft with a twang of zesty acids that pinch at the cheeks, even as ripe orchard fruits soothe the palate. There’s a richness here, mixed with savory brown spices that add further contrasts, as this tapers off dry, with hints of hazelnut and an air of inner florals that seem to linger for well over a minute. The Foscarino is Inama’s throwback style of Soave, which macerates up to 12 hours and then spends six months in used barrels on the lees, followed by another six months in stainless steel. It’s quite unique and really keeps you guessing at what awaits each time you come back to the glass. Consider me a fan. ERIC GUIDO, Vinous.com2014GarganegaItaly499$52.00 As low as $46.80
Suavia Soave Monte Carbonare 2019Incredible melange of fruit on the nose here. Fresh pear, melon, peach and more exotic notes of papaya and even banana. Add to that aromas of dried flowers and river stones. Medium-to full-bodied and layered with lip-smackingly fresh, exotic fruit up front and a dense bed of sweeter fruit and mineral underneath. The intensity doesn't let off for minutes. (96) JAMES SUCKLING2018GarganegaItaly499$55.00 As low as $49.50
Pieropan Calvarino 2018This cru, made from 70% Garganega and 30% Trebbiano grown on volcanic soil, produces a refined and elegant Soave with mineral driven fruit and a chalkiness reminiscent of fine Chablis. The crisp fruit (green apple, citrus and stone fruit) preludes a fine and complex palate with piercing clarity and a long finish. First made in 1971, Calvarino has a track record of a long cellar life, up to 15 years, in the finest vintages. TREMBATH & TAYLOR2018GarganegaItaly499$57.00 As low as $51.30
Chateau Rahoul Graves Blanc AOC 20152015sauvignon Blanc, SemillonFrance356$61.00 As low as $54.90
Clos Floridene Blanc 2017
1 BOTTLES remain at time of offer
The 2017 Clos Floridène Blanc has a really classy bouquet, very well defined with citrus lemon, lime and light crushed pebble aromas. This is very pure and focused. The palate is well balanced with a twist of sour lemon on the entry, a fine bead of acidity with a very saline finish. This is a really interesting Clos Floridène thanks to the expressive Sémillon (91). NEAL MARTIN
A wine of real distinction and class, the 2017 Clos Floridène Blanc also shows just how appealing the vintage is for Bordeaux's dry whites. Lemon confit, tangerine oil, pear, spice and a kiss of new French oak all grace this soft, wonderfully expressive white from the Dubourdieu family. The 2017 is pure class. That's all there is to it. Tasted two times. (91) ANTONIO GALLONI2017Sem/Sauv BlendFrance356$65.00 As low as $58.50
Les Fiefs de Lagrange 201824 bottles available at time of offer
The 2018 Les Fiefs de Lagrange is absolutely gorgeous. Hints of iron, smoke, cedar, dried flower and blood orange infuse this succulent, racy second wine. All the elements fall into place. The purity of fruit and overall sense of harmony are both commendable at this level. What a beautiful wine this is. ANTONIO GALLONI2018Cabernet BlendsFrance356$75.00 As low as $67.50
Suavia Recioto di Soave Acinatum 2013 375ml2016GarganegaItaly499$77.00 As low as $69.30
Speri Amarone 2015 375ml2015RedItaly499$82.00 As low as $73.80
Carbonnieux Blanc 2017
6 BOTTLE MINIM ORDER
The 2017 Carbonnieux Blanc has an impressive bouquet with scents of Granny Smith apples, crushed stone and nettle. There is certainly impressive intensity here – a bouquet that means business. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity. This is one of the most sophisticated white Carbonnieux that I have encountered at this stage with wonderful mineralité and veins of ginger furnishing the finish that convey brio and confidence. This should evolve into an outstanding Pessac-Léognan. (92-94) NEAL MARTIN2017Sem/Sauv BlendFrance356$89.00
Larrivet Haut Brion Blanc 20172017Sem/Sauv BlendFrance356$92.00
Belgrave 201824 bottles available at time of offer
Blackberry, blackcurrant leaf, vanilla, crushed hazelnut and gravel on the nose. Violets, too. It’s medium-bodied with firm, integrated tannins. Chewy and polished. Cool and mineral with a tight finish. Give it some time. Try from 2024. JAMES SUCKLING2018Cabernet BlendsFrance356$95.00 As low as $85.50
Haut Bailly II 2018
18 Bottles available at the time of offer.
La Parde de Haut Bailly has been renamed as Haut Bailly II, while the third label rebranded as HB, an exciting period while they also undertake a major development of the cellar. These wines already over achieve and will suit buyers looking for early drinking form from a top-quality estate. 65% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon. -Tom Portet
Antonio Galloni 92
The 2018 Haut-Bailly II is a bomb. All of the richness of the year comes through in a wine that is bursting at the seams with fruit. Dark red cherry, tobacco, cedar, mint and licorice race out of the glass. Ripeness is decidedly pushed, and yet the 2018 remains poised and impeccably balanced. Silky tannins wrap around the plush, sensual finish.
Andrew Caillard, MW 94
Medium deep colour. Very perfumed violet, cassis pure dark fruit aromas with hints of graphite. Lovely classic claret with mulberry inky fruits, five persistent graphite tannins and underlying savoury oak. Lovely freshness and vinosity. Despite the alcohol and tannin density there is lovely integration and softness.
James Suckling 93-94
Extremely fresh and aromatic with sliced berries and hints of orange peel. Medium-bodied yet dense and deep with ripe, firm tannins and a flavorful finish. Shows energy and vibe. Solid length. Formerly called La Parde de Haut-Bailly. Second wine.2018Cabernet BlendsFrance356$96.00 As low as $86.40
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La Croix de Gay 2016POMEROL
The 2016 La Croix de Gay has a refined bouquet with black and red fruit, truffle and subtle violet scents, gaining intensity all the time in the glass. I admire the purity here. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, well judged acidity, very linear and precise with a crisp and tensile, quite saline finish. This is a great La Croix de Gay and given its modest price, this should be an attractive proposition once released. (91-93) NEAL MARTIN2016Cabernet Blends, MerlotFrance356$110.00 As low as $99.00
Tedeschi Valpolicella Recioto delle Valpolicella DOCG Classico 20062014Corvina, Molinara, RodinellaItaly499$111.00 As low as $99.90
Charmes Kirwan 20052005Cabernet BlendsFrance356$115.00
Chateau La Louviere Blanc 2015100% Sauvignon Blanc - Limited only 4bt available
This lovely 2015, containing a majority of Sauvignon Blanc, has a pale golden colour, enlivened by crystalline highlights, and a bouquet dominated by complex aromas from oak ageing (sweet spices, almond, and vanilla) on a background of yellow fruit. It is just as charming on the palate, with the same elegant oak notes and yellow fruit flavours. 2018 - 2023 Le Guide Hachette2015Sem/Sauv BlendFrance356$120.00 As low as $108.00
Lespault-Martillac Blanc 20142014Sem/Sauv BlendFrance356$120.00 As low as $108.00
9 Bottles avaliable at time of offer.
James Suckling 94-95
A fine and fruity red with blueberries and blackberries and hints of walnuts. Medium to full body and ultra fine tannins that melt into the body of the wine. It's muscular in some ways. Lots of potential. Punchy.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown 93-95
Medium to full-bodied and elegant, with lovely freshness lifting the densely packed blue and black fruit flavors, it has a velvety texture and long, earthy finish.
2018Cabernet BlendsFrance356$130.00 As low as $117.00
La Parde de Haut Bailly 20152015Cabernet BlendsFrance356$130.00 As low as $117.00
La Parde de Haut Bailly 20102010Cabernet BlendsFrance356$140.00 As low as $126.00
Belgrave 2016 1500ml
HAUT-MÉDOC 5th Growth Cru Classé
The 2016 Belgrave is a blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot and was picked from 28 September until 20 October. It has a generous bouquet with small dark cherries, blueberry and crushed violet aromas, quite Margaux-like in style. There is certainly good intensity here. The palate is medium-bodied with a supple opening: blackberry, mint and cedar. From the start there is fine tension and there is very impressive structure towards the finish, plus a long saline aftertaste. This is a very strong follow-up to the 2015 Belgrave and indeed, it may surpass it. (90-92) NEAL MARTIN
Ample and richly textured, the 2016 Belgrave is super expressive from start to finish. The exotic bouquet reveals graphite, herb, crushed flowers and a multitude of enticing inky fruit nuances. This powerful, overachieving Haut Médoc has quite a bit to offer. (89-91) ANTONIO GALLONI2016Cabernet BlendsFrance356$160.00 As low as $144.00
Clos du Marquis 2018
Plenty avaliable at time of offer
Established in 1902 the Clos du Marquis comes from very specific parcels of vineyard surrounding the great Leoville Las Cases, Leoville Barton and Poyferré. It is not the second wine of Las Cases, and rightfully sings to its own beat, but within the sure class of the terroir at an affordable price. -Tom Portet
Antonio Galloni 94
The 2018 Clos du Marquis is so expressive, and frankly, delicious. In 2018 there is a bit more richness than typical, but that is 2018. A rush of inky dark fruit, graphite, lavender, spice, crushed rocks and smoke all race out of the glass. All the elements are so impeccably balanced. The 2018 spent 16 months on French oak, 55% new. It is one of the hidden gems in this vintage. I would give it a few years to soften, as the tannins are imposing.
James Suckling 94-95
The purple-fruit and black-olive character with violet undertones is wonderful here. Full-bodied, yet reserved and intense. Finesse. Graphite and minerality. Layered.
Andrew Caillard, MW 95
Deep colour. Fresh intense black currant mocha aromas with herb garden aniseed notes. Well concentrated wine with deep-set black currant mulberry fruit, fine plentiful chalky tannins and underlying mocha dukkah oak. Classical structured wine with good potential.
Antonio Galloni 90-93
The 2018 Clos du Marquis is a powerful, heady Saint-Julien. Smoke, cedar, tobacco, menthol, licorice, iron, scorched earth and gravel all run through this potent, virile Saint-Julien. In 2018, Clos du Marquis is especially tannic. There is so much to like about Clos de Marquis in 2018, but it will need time in bottle. Best of all, it should be a solid value. The blend is 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc. Tasted two times.2018Cabernet BlendsFrance356$160.00 As low as $144.00
Camensac 2016 1500mlHAUT-MÉDOC - 5th Growth
The 2016 Camensac is an equal blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, picked from 27 September until 18 October at 42 hectoliters per hectare. There is a pastille-like purity on the nose: blackberry, briary and a light floral note coming through with time. The quality of the vintage shows through on the palate, which is very harmonious and demonstrates both excellent backbone and intensity. It builds in the mouth, maintaining plenty of freshness and with a mineral-driven finish. This is an excellent Château de Camensac and fingers crossed it will represent great value in the market once released. (90-92) NEAL MARTIN
2016Cabernet BlendsFrance356$165.00 As low as $148.50
La Dominique 201810 Bottles available at time of offer
ATONIO GALLONI 94
The 2018 La Dominique burst from the glass with an exotic mélange of ripe red fruit, blood orange, spice and cedar. La Dominique is a rich wine, but it also has enough energy and verve to balance things out. All the elements fall into place effortlessly. I especially admire the delineation and nuance in the 2018. This is such a gorgeous wine, especially with a bit of aeration.2018Cabernet BlendsFrance356$175.00 As low as $157.50
Giscours 2000The black/purple-colored 2000 offers up terrific notes of blackberry and currant jam intermixed with high quality toast. Smoky, rich, sexy, and sumptuously built, with a full-bodied, low acid, super-concentrated personality, this sleeper of the vintage is one of the most attractively priced offerings of 2000. As predicted last year, this is a revelation. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2020 ROBERT PARKER2000Cabernet BlendsFrance356$185.00 As low as $166.50
D'Issan 2018Fourteen bottles available at time of offer
The 2018 d'Issan is a potent, backward wine that is going to need a number of years to come into its own. Dark and brooding, with serious intensity, the 2018 shows off real depth in its blue/purplish fruit, chocolate, spice, smoke and leather flavors. The tannins are imposing today, but, then again, everything about the 2018 feels large in scale. I can't wait to see how the 2018 ages. 94 Antonio Galloni2018Cabernet BlendsFrance356$185.00 As low as $166.50
Vray Croix de Gay 2018
Antonio Galloni 93-96
The 2018 Vray Croix de Gay is sensual, open-knit and inviting. Rose petal, mint, lavender and spice add striking aromatic presence to a refined, sensual Pomerol that hits all the right notes. Beautifully persistent and layered, Vray Croix de Gay is absolutely gorgeous. This is an especially nuanced, understated style.
James Suckling 93-94
Very tight and focused with ultra-fine tannins that are polished and beautiful. Medium body. Fresh finish.2018Cabernet BlendsFrance356$190.00 As low as $171.00
Nenin 2018 - SOLD OUT
Lisa Perotti Brown 93-95
Deep purple-black in color, it sings of Morello cherries, Black Forest cake, licorice and lavender with a core of plum preserves, unsmoked tobacco and warm blackberries plus a waft of Provence herbs. Full-bodied and concentrated yet bursting with energy, it has a solid backbone of firm, rounded tannins and bags of freshness, finishing long.
JAMES SUCKLING 96-97
This is a special wine with unique black-cherry character and hints of hazelnuts. Full bodied, tight and totally melted together with the firm and ultra-fine tannins Extremely long.2018Cabernet BlendsFrance356$195.00 As low as $175.50
Speri Amarone della Valpolicella 'Monte Sant Urbano' 20152015RedItaly499$200.00 As low as $180.00
Duhart Milon 2018
Ten bottles avaliable at time of offer.
Antonio Galloni 94
Just as it was from barrel, the 2018 Duhart-Milon is a real powerhouse. Black cherry, gravel, spice, espresso and savory herbs infuse the 2018 with notable depth and power. A brooding, virile wine, the Duhart-Milon packs a serious punch. I would give it a few years to soften. The 2018 has really come together since en primeur. In fact, the bottled wine bears little semblance to the en primeur sample, which is a very good thing. There is real density and weight here, with all of the natural richness of the year.
James Suckling 95-96
This is a very powerful Duhart with blackcurrant and blackberry character. Lots of graphite and black tea. Full-bodied and muscular with lots of formed muscles and great length. Could be best ever?
Andrew Caillard, MW 95
Deep colour. Very classical with pure blackcurrant pastille aromas and toasty vanilla notes. Medium powered but really well-balanced wine with pure blackcurrant cassis fruits, fine lacy graphite tannins and underlying mocha vanilla notes.
Lisa Perotti Brown 93-95
Deep garnet-purple colored, it leaps from the glass with exuberant notes of Black Forest cake, plum preserves and crème de cassis with hints of spice cake, woodsmoke, potpourri and eucalyptus. Full-bodied, rich and laden with layers of black fruit preserves and spices, it has a velvety texture and just enough freshness, finishing long. Very impressive-the densest, most opulent Duhart I have tasted!2018Cabernet BlendsFrance356$220.00 As low as $198.00
Trotte Vieille 2018
8 bottles available at time of offer
98-99 points JAMES SUCKLING
Wow. This really sends a tingle down my spine. Love the energy and length to this. Very distinguished. Full-bodied yet tight, polished and compressed. It has a great finish. Exciting. Really.
93-96 points ANTONIO GALLONI
The 2018 TrotteVieille is a super-intriguing wine. Aromatically deep and layered, the 2018 offers tremendous depth and textural finesse. Mocha, grilled herbs, black cherry, new leather and spice all wrap around the palate in a dense, racy Saint-Émilion. The blend is 54% Cabernet Franc, 44% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon.
91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Trotte Vieille leaps from the glass with vivacious scents of baked red plums, black raspberries and prunes with underlying scents of dried herbs, fallen leaves, dusty soil and tobacco. Full-bodied with a firm line of chewy tannins, it delivers a lot of stewed fruits on the mid-palate with a slightly warm finish.2018Cabernet BlendsFrance356$240.00 As low as $216.00
Gazin Pomerol 2000
A big, backward, full-bodied Pomerol, the 2000 Gazin appears to have added weight as well as structure. Still young, it exhibits beautiful notes of sandy, loamy soil intermixed with mulberries, black cherries, cedar, and licorice. Tightly wound, powerful, and rich, with noticeable oak, it needs another 3-5 years of bottle age, and should drink well for two decades. ROBERT PARKER2000Cabernet BlendsFrance356$250.00 As low as $225.00