NV Barons de Rothschild, Champagne

Of the 312 villages or growths that come within the Champagne appellation, only 17 are ranked as Grands Crus and 44 as Premiers Crus. These exceptional soils, the most highly sought-after in the growing area, are where the Rothschild family has established solid relations for the supply of the very best grapes. Just as for […]

2017 Domaine Jean Foillard ‘Cuvee Corcelette’, Morgon

Aromas of cherries and strawberries mingle with hints of licorice and spices, introducing the 2017 Morgon Corcelette, a medium to full-bodied, layered wine that’s fleshy and gourmand, with ripe acids and a generous core of fruit but displays a firmer chassis of powdery tannin than the Eponym this year. It was hit hard by hail, […]

2013 Louis Jadot Domaine des Heritiers Clos des Couchereaux, Beaune Premier Cru

The 2013 Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Couchereaux has a fragrant and the most floral bouquet compared to Jadot’s fellow 2013 Beaune crus, with touches of orange sorbet and fresh raspberries developing nicely in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly stringy tannins at the moment, the acidity nicely judged and showing fine focus […]

2015 Castellare di Castellina ‘I Sodi di San Niccolo’ Toscana IGT

This is a seamlessly executed expression of Sangioveto (an antique name for Sangiovese) with a smaller part Malvasia Nera from a sunny vintage that produced generous and exuberant fruit across the board. White pepper, spice, wild rose and toasted anise seed appear on the close. The finish is soft and yielding with sweet tannins. Present […]

2011 Bodegas Muga ‘Prado Enea’ Gran Reserva Rioja DOCa, Spain

  The most classical of the wines from Muga, the 2011 Prado Enea Gran Reserva comes from a warm year that here was cooler than 2012, when they did not produce it. There won’t be a 2013 either. So after this 2011, the following vintage will be 2014 but with fewer bottles and then 2015 […]

2012 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River

An impressive showing, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Art Series is deep garnet-purple in color with menthol, dried herbs, creme de cassis and black forest cake notes. The palate possesses a medium to full-body with good concentration and a firm, chewy structure and great freshness, finishing long and pure. Robert Parker Family owned, Leeuwin Estate, one […]