Wine Spectator - Issue Dec 31, 2015

Wine Spectator - Issue Dec 31, 2015


WINE SPECTATOR December 2015 Ratings

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December 01, 2015
By: Franck's Signature Wines

South West 

Château Le Raz  Bergerac Sec 2014

"Sharp acidity defines the herbal, citrus and floral notes in this medium-bodied white, with lingering flavors of fresh earth and almond on the finish. Drink now." - GS, Web Only 2015

Domaine Labranche Laffont  Madiran 2012

"Boysenberry, dried cherry and plum notes are lined with underbrush and herb details in this full-bodied red. Structured with chewy, firm tannins, this shows savory spice and minerally accents on the finish. Drink now." - GS, Issue: Dec 31, 2015

Domaine Labranche Laffont Madiran Vieilles Vignes 2012

"A full-bodied, well-structured red, showing plum, mocha and dried herb flavors lined with ample tannins. Sweet and savory spice accents line the hot stone finish. Drink now through 2018." - GS, Web Only 2015

 

Loire Valley 

Domaine des Herbauges  Collection Terroir - Grolleau Gris 2014 - 88 pts

"Intriguing, with pink grapefruit oil, bitter almond, rose water and quinine notes, back by a fresh, mineral-edged finish. Drink now." - JM, Issue: Dec 31, 2015

Domaine des Herbauges  Muscadet Côtes de GrandLieu sure Lie 2014

"Light peach and vernena notes are backed by a flicker of sel gris on the finish. Drink now." - JM, Web Only 2015

Domaine de Saint-Just  Les Perrières Saumur Blanc 2014

"Plump and open-knit, with ginger and quince chutney notes out front, backed by green apple and fennel accents that give the finish needed zip. Drink now." - JM, Web Only 2015

Domaine de Saint-Just  Yves Lambert Saumur-Champigny 2014

"Fresh, with pleasantly crunchy acidity carrying the pomegranate, cherry pit and tobacco notes along. Offers a breezy, unadorned finish. Drink now." - JM, Issue: Dec 31, 2015

Domaine de la Guilloterie  Tradition Saumur-Champigny 2014

"Fresh cherry and damson plum fruit is laced with a violet note. Offers a breezy, white pepper-tinted finish. Drink now." - JM, Issue: Dec 31, 2015

Domaine Gouron  Chinon Rouge 2014 - 90 pts

"Fresh, ripe and focused, with lovely purity to the core of cassis and plum fruit, showing light sanguine and iron hints. Features a savory and bay leaf-edged finish. Drink now through 2019." - JM, Issue: Dec 31, 2015


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