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88 - 90pts by Robert Parker "The Wine Advocate" 2012!
"The 2011 Chablis impresses for its precision & clarity. It shows the typical Jean-Marc Brocard expression of generous fruit, but with an attractive element of tension that adds freshness & vibrancy. Apricots, peaches, flowers and spices are layered into the finish. This is a strong showing."
This 100% Chardonnay produced on the hillsides of Saint Georges d’Orques has a light straw colour, a fresh bouquet of zesty yellow citrus fruit. Ripe and full flavoured with a rich and creamy texture, round and perfectly balanced by a fresh lemon acidity with a crisp, clean and long finish.
Produced in the Aude valley, this 100% Sauvignon benefits from a climate influenced both by the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, producing a fruity wine full of citrus and apple, with nicely balanced acidity and a delicious finish.
Domaine Henri Villamont, recognizable by the famous des Guettes tower and a typical winery located in the heart of the village of Savigny les Beaune. This magical place, surrounded by high walls and premier cru vineyards is unique in Burgundy. With an area of 2,400 m2 and a capacity of up to 4,000 barrels, these are huge and exceptionally high cellars of the most famous of Burgundy. A large number of world famous names of Burgundy are produced here: Chassagne Montrachet, Chambolle Musigny , Meursault, Pommard, Savigny les Beaune and Nuits Saint Georges.
This Chardonnay has light yellow color. Powerful aromas of white flowers toast and ripe yellow fruit. Wine with an excellent finish and a slight hint of wood. Ideal as an aperitif and with salad, fish ,mussels, seafood, white meat and goat cheese.
Established in the 6th century, the Baronnie du Breuil is the oldest vineyard in the Médoc wine region. Purchased by the Vialard family in 1985, Château du Breuil vineyard benefits from an outstanding location situated adjacent to Chateau-Cissac. It prospers in a valley dominated by the Château Lafite on one side and by Château Cos d’Estournel on the other. Recognised as a cru bourgeois in 1932, its status was confirmed in 2008.Established in the 6th century, the Baronnie du Breuil is the oldest vineyard in the Médoc wine region. Purchased by the Vialard family in 1985, Château du Breuil vineyard benefits from an outstanding location situated adjacent to Chateau-Cissac. It prospers in a valley dominated by the Château Lafite on one side and by Château Cos d’Estournel on the other. Recognised as a cru bourgeois in 1932, its status was confirmed in 2008.
Size of the vineyard : 20 hectares made up of clay and limestone, planted with 7200 vines per hectare. Average annual production : 120,000 bottles
Grape varieties : 54% Cabernet Sauvignon 43% Merlot 3% Petit Verdot. Average age of vines : 20 years root stock.
Wine-making: thermo regulated fermentation in stainless steel vats, aging for 12 months in French and American oak barrels 10% of which are new.
Dark and deep palate of bittersweet chocolate, mulberry and ripe blackberry with earthy notes of caramel, smoke and leather. Floral hints of violets and chamomile. Beautiful structure, well integrated mellow tannins and a long finish>
Since the 2012 vintage, this outstanding white Bordeaux has been carefully selected and blended by the team at Château Clinet (Pomerol). The vineyard is situated at the highest point of the Gironde region, between Sauternes and Saint-Emilion. The clay and limestone terroir, the orientation of the vines and the altitude (145m) combine to produce stellar white wines. Produced from 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon in stainless steel vats, with low-temperature maceration. An appetizing pale gold colored wine, with a platinum glow. Mouth-watering scents of candy, boiled sweets are lifted by blossom, lime, and mature white-fleshed fruits. In the mouth, the first impression comes from the fleshy, creamy texture. Then the white and zingy citrus fruits step in, seasoned by cardamone and saffron threads.
Raymond-Lafon is the best kept secret in Sauternes!!
The estate is contiguous to Bordeaux's most expensive white wine - Ch. d'Yquem - and shares the same mix of grapes & winemaking techniques.
Raymond-Lafon's owner M. Meslier, was previously the 'regisseur' (General Manager) at d'Yquem & oversaw all production at that famous property for many years. This 2009 Raymond Lafon is simply a stunning sauternes at a price half that of the other great names from Sauternes.
"The palate is ... a crisp, taut entry & a superb seam of acidity that runs from start to finish. It is very well crafted & offers great clarity & freshness on the tropical fruit-tinged finish. This is lovely. Drink 2015-2030." - Robert Parker!
Chateau Raymond-Lafon is literally across the road from Chateau d'Yquem - the world's most expensive white wine.
Raymond-Lafon makes their sweet sauternes with the same mix of Semillon & Sauvignon Blanc as does Ch. d'Yquem.
'Jeunes Pousses' is the younger "brother" to the Raymond -Lafon's famous sweet Sauternes. Made in exactly the same way it receives 18 months barrel ageing instead of 36 months.
A little less concentrated the name 'Jeunes Pousses' (young shoots) has nothing to do with the young vines; it refers to the Meslier family's children Michael and Gabriel -Marie Emmanuel, twins born in 2006.
Light bodied with refreshing acidity & beautiful sweet pineapple overtones.
Delicious with cheeses or Asian sweets.
In the heart of Southern France's Rhone Valley, about ten minutes from Chateauneuf du Pape, between Avignon and Orange, lies Chateau Gigognan, a vineyard whose winemaking tradition has roots that can be traced back deep into the history of the region. In 1987 Anne and Jacques Callet became the new owners of the Clos du Roi domain. Inspired by a passion for the history of the property, in 1990 they began a complete renovation of the Chateau in the traditional provencale country-house style, to return it to its former aristocratic glory. In 1996 work began on a new better-equipped cellar. An organically-farmed vineyard: having made the decision to convert their thirty hectares of Chateauneuf du Pape and forty-two hectares of Cotes du Rhone to organic-farming, the vineyard was awarded ECOCERT certification in 2009.
Clos de Roi Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc: 45% Roussanne, 35 % Clairette, 10% Bourboulenc & 10% Marsanne.