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WINE SPECTATOR September 2015 Ratings

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September 17, 2015
By: Franck's Signature Wines

Languedoc 

Domaine de La Bouysse  Aude Hauterive IGP Blanc 2014

"Lively acidity marks the jasmine, citrus and melon flavors in this medium-bodied white. The spicy, floral midpalate leads to a salty, minerally finish. Drink now. 1,733 cases made." - GS, Web Only 2015

Domaine de La Bouysse  Corbières Boutenac Mazérac 2012 - 88 pts

"Full-bodied and supple, this has a flavorful profile of steeped cherry and raspberry fruit, with herb, vanilla and licorice accents. Firm, integrated tannins ease into a floral, spice-infused finish. Drink now through 2018. 1,200 cases made." - GS, Web Only 2015

 

Rhone 

Château SAINT-JEAN  Côte du Rhône Villages Plan de Dieu 2013

"A charming, open style, with cherry preserve and warm plum sauce flavors carried by a caressing vanilla edge through the finish. Drink now. 9,000 cases made. " - JM, Web Only 2015

 

Loire Valley

Domaine de la Bergeonniere  Sauvignon de Touraine 2014

"Light sel gris and white asparagus notes race along, backed by a chive-accented finish. Drink now. 1,450 cases made. " - JM, Web Only 2015

Domaine de la ROCHETTE  Sauvignon de Touraine 2014

"Light asparagus and chive notes carry through a rounded finish, with a hint of lime curd. Drink now. 8,350 cases made." - JM, Web Only 2015

Domaine de la ROCHETTE  Touraine Fleur de Printemps 2014

"Light cherry and bitter strawberry notes, with a floral hint, are carried through a nearly tannin-free finish in this charming bistro wine. Serve chilled. Gamay and Pinot Noir. Drink now. 1,650 cases made." - JM, Web Only 2015

Domaine Cédrick BARDIN  Sancerre 2014 - 88 pts

"Vivacious, with a gooseberry core flecked with flint and thyme notes. Crunchy finish. Drink now. 2,500 cases made." - JM, Web Only 2015

Domaine Cédrick BARDIN  Pouilly Fumé 2014 - 88 pts

"A fresh, pure style, with peach pit, honeysuckle, talc and straw notes rippling along, carrying through the pebbly finish. Drink now. 3,300 cases made." - JM, Web Only 2015

Domaine Cédrick BARDIN  Pouilly Fumé Cuvée des Bernadats 2014 - 89 pts

"Juicy, with a mouthwatering honeysuckle edge around the white peach, yellow apple skin and verbena flavors. The brisk finish has a flinty echo, exhibiting zip and cut. Drink now. 800 cases made." - JM, Web Only 2015

 

Bordeaux

Château COUSTAUT  Graves Blanc 2014

"Light chive, gooseberry and lemon zest notes, with a mildly tangy finish. Drink now. 4,000 cases made." - JM, Web Only 2015

Château PASQUET  Bordeaux Rouge 2013

"Good plump black cherry and plum fruit flavors, with a light vanilla coating and a flicker of tobacco. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Carménère and Petit Verdot. Drink now. 1,300 cases made." - JM, Web Only 2015

 

Alsace

Domaine SIPP MACK  Pinot Blanc 2012 - 89 pts

"Finely knit and creamy, this elegant Pinot Blanc is light- to medium-bodied, offering flavors of glazed apricot, pistachio, lemon parfait and fleur de sel. Features a fresh, mineral-tinged finish. Drink now through 2018. 600 cases made." - AN, Web Only 2015


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