(80% tempranillo, 10% cabernet sauvignon and 10% merlot): Vivid ruby. A smoke- and spice-accented bouquet evokes candied cherry, cassis, violet and vanilla. Sweet and penetrating, offering lively cherry and dark berry flavors... Read More
A restrained but impressive notion of honeyed oatmeal on the nose makes for a promising opening. A crisp green-apple note plays alongside ripe lemon. The palate shows fine, elegant mousse, amplifying those restrained aromas of... Read More
A lovely, creamy, tropical style, with mango, papaya and guava notes lending a caressing feel, while singed almond and warm piecrust accents blossom through the lush finish. Just when you think that's all there is, toasted... Read More
The pronounced notes of truffles, graphite and spices suggest a wine that has attained its apogee. After aeration, black fruit including ripe plum comes to the fore along with spices as well as a touch of tobacco and meat. The... Read More
This Lafleur effort in 2011 is truly stupendous and once again shows the greatness of its terroir. This was one of the driest vintages on record here and the berries were incredibly small, giving concentrated juice. The extraction,... Read More
From octogenarian Grenache vines in Marne chalk-dominated soil and a northerly exposure, the Gaubys’ 2011 Cotes du Roussillon Villages La Roque leads with fascinating, strikingly marine – saline, briny and alkaline... Read More
Mature, intense color. Profound, precise nose intermixing red fruits, prune and freshly-cut hay. Delicious palate that is rich and full yet velvety and flows into an amazingly perfumed menthol-infused freshness.