Wine Spectator, Issue: Sept 30, 2016

Wine Spectator, Issue: Sept 30, 2016


WINE SPECTATOR August 2016 Ratings

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August 16, 2016
By: Franck's Signature Wines

Loire

La Varenne  Chinon Rouge "Tradition" 2014 - 90 pts

"Very lively, with savory, olive and bay notes our front, followed quickly by a solid core of crushed black cherry and black currant fruit. The brambly feel through the finish mellows quickly, leaving a lingering smoke accent." - JM, Issue: September 30, 2016

 

Bordeaux

Château Pasquet  Bordeaux 2014

"Good black cherry and plum fruit notes are lined with singed cedar accents and a fresh tobacco edge. Modest in scale but with good typicity." - JM, Web Only 2016

Château Lusseau  Graves "Cuvée Bérengère" 2014

"Fresh and forward, with red currant and pomegranate fruit flavors backed by a light savory note. Subtle tea stitching on the finish." - JM, Web Only 2016

Le Dada de Rouillac  Pessac-Leognan Blanc 2014 - 88 pts

"Fresh and racy-edged, with nice weight to the core of lemon curd, straw and honeysuckle flavors offsetting a tangy citrus aspect. Tasty." - JM, Web Only 2016

Le Dada de Rouillac  Pessac-Leognan Rouge 2014

"Modest but focused, with a good sanguine edge to the sore of red currant and damson plum fruit flavors. There's a lingering roobios tea note on the finish." - JM, Web Only 2016

 

Languedoc

Domaine La Bouysse  Corbières "Floréal" 2015

"Muddled peach, melon rind and herb notes mingle in this approachable rosé. Subtle fresh earth flavors line the finish." - GS, Web Only 2016

 

Beaujolais

Domaine Jacky Piret  Côte de Brouilly Vieilles Vignes 2014

"A well-knit red, with juicy notes of black raspberry, plum skin and herbs de Provence framed by lightly chewy tannins. Graphite and spice accents mark the finish." - GS, Web Only 2016

 

Alsace

Domaine Sipp Mack  Riesling Grand Cru Rosacker 2011 - 89 pts

"Baked apricot and plum fruit flavors are layered with candied kumquat and smoke notes in this ripe white, while hints of salted almond, anise and petrol show on the moderate finish." - AN, Web Only 2016

Domaine Sipp Mack  Riesling Tradition 2014

"Light and zesty, with stone and smoke notes and hints of yellow plum, lemon pith and ground white pepper." - AN, Web Only 2016

Domaine Sipp Mack  Pinot Blanc 2014

"Lightly juicy, with cut apple, honeysuckle and stone notes. Light finish." - AN, Web Only 2016


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