Wine Spectator, Issue: Nov 30, 2016

Wine Spectator, Issue: Nov 30, 2016


WINE SPECTATOR November 2016 Ratings

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November 30, 2016
By: Franck's Signature Wines

Loire

Domaine des HERBAUGES  Vin de Pays du Val de Loire "Collection Terroir - Grolleau Gris" 2015- 89 pts

“Distinctive, with pink grapefruit and peach notes backed by an echo of nectarine, all carried by fresh, invigorating acidity. Offers a lovely floral echo at the end. A delightful change of pace.” – JM, Issue: Nov 30, 2016

Domaine des HERBAUGES  Vin de Pays du Val de Loire "Chardonnay Unoaked" 2015

“Soft and friendly, with yellow apple, anise and pear notes gliding along. A light echo of apple skin through the finish gives this a little spine.” – JM, Issue: Nov 30, 2016

PRIEURE DE LA FINE  Muscadet Côtes de GrandLieu sur Lie 2015 - 88 pts

“A ripe peach note is offset by bracing tarragon and fleur de sel accents, giving this a lively feel through the finish.” – JM, Issue: Nov 30, 2016

CLOS DE LA FINE  Muscadet Côtes de GrandLieu sur Lie 2015 - 89 pts

“Lively, with fresh peach and lemon notes backed by lively herb and fleur de sel details. Displays a crackling feel through the finish.” – JM, Issue: Nov 30, 2016

Domaine de la ROCHETTE  Sauvignon de Touraine 2015

“Lean, with tangy gooseberry and thyme notes, staying taut through the finish.” – JM, Issue: Nov 30, 2016

Domaine de la ROCHETTE  Touraine "Fleur de Printemps" 2015

“Very fresh, offering cherry pit and damson plum notes laced with savory and peppery accents. Brisk finish.” – JM, Web Only 2016

Domaine Cedrick Bardin  Pouilly-Fume 2015 - 90 pts

“Sleek lemon curd and tarragon notes stretch out through the flint-accented finish. Shows good cut throughout. Textbook.” – JM, Issue: Nov 30, 2016

Domaine Cedrick Bardin  Sancerre 2015 - 89 pts

“Lively in feel, with chive and thyme notes leading the way for brisk-edged lemon pith and white peach notes. Reveals a flinty edge on the finish.” – JM, Issue: Nov 30, 2016

Domaine Gouron  Chinon Rouge "Cuvée Domaine" 2015 - 89 pts

 “A lively, peppery style, with lots of olive and savory notes holding sway over the light-bodied core of cherry and Campari flavors. Everything pulls together in tight focus on the finish.” – JM, Issue: Nov 30, 2016

 

Bordeaux

Château Coustaut  Graves 2015

“Nicely focused, with a mix of straw, white peach and gooseberry notes, backed by a flash of honeysuckle.” – JM, Issue: Nov 30, 2016


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