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WINE ADVOCATE April 2017 Ratings

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April 28, 2017
By: Franck's Signature Wines


Abbaye Sylva Plana  Faugères "Le Songe de l'Abbé" 2014 -  89-91 pts

"Offering beautiful notes of baking spices, beef broth, licorice, chocolate and mulled red and black fruits, the 2014 Faugeres le Songe de l'Abbe (a blend of Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache and Carignan) is medium-bodied, supple and elegant on the palate, with a great texture. It's drinking beautifully today, but should keep nicely for 5-6 years." - Jeb Dunnuck (, Issue # 230, April 2017)

Abbaye Sylva Plana  Faugères "La Closeraie" 2015 - 90 pts

"Not yet bottled, the 2015 Faugères La Closeraie is a blend of Grenache, Carignan, Syrah and Mourvèdre that was only partially destemmed and brought up in concrete tanks and stainless steel. It’s a medium to full-bodied, rich, nicely structured 2015 that has classy notes of cassis, licorice and a touch of minerality. It has outstanding potential and shows how strong this vintage is for Faugères." - Jeb Dunnuck (, Issue # 230, April 2017)

MAS GRANIER  Coteaux du Languedoc "La Clémence" 2015

"Not yet bottled, the 2015 Languedoc La Clemence is an enjoyable red that offers medium-bodied notes of plums, lavender and pepper. Made from a 60/40 split of Syrah and Grenache and aged in concrete tanks, drink it over the coming 3-4 years." - Jeb Dunnuck (, Issue # 230, April 2017)

MAS GRANIER  Coteaux du Languedoc "Les Grés" 2015

"Another charmer from this estate is the 2015 Languedoc-Sommières Les Gres, which is 70% Syrah, 20% Mourvèdre and 10% Grenache. This medium to full-bodied, rounded, nicely textured 2015 offers classic notes of blackcurrants, peppery herbs and background meatiness in its easy drinking personality." - Jeb Dunnuck (, Issue # 230, April 2017)

MAS GRANIER  Coteaux du Languedoc "Camp de l'Oste" 2015

"The star of the lineup is the 2015 Languedoc-Sommières Camp de l'Oste, which is 60% Syrah and 20% each of Grenache and Mourvèdre that’s all from limestone soils. Aging in foudre, it has top notch purity in its raspberry, blackberry, leafy herbs and floral aromas and flavors. With medium-bodied richness, a silky, polished, elegant character and a great finish, it should keep for at least 4-7 years." - Jeb Dunnuck (, Issue # 230, April 2017)

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