Oct.15th 2010 WINE SPECTATOR Cover

Oct.15th 2010 WINE SPECTATOR Cover


Domaine GOURON - 2008 Red Chinon, 90pts "Savvy Shopper"

Domaine GOURON - 2008 Red Chinon, 90pts "Savvy Shopper"


MAS BRUGUIERE La Grenadiere - 2007 Red Pic Saint-Loup, 90pts

MAS BRUGUIERE La Grenadiere - 2007 Red Pic Saint-Loup, 90pts


Domaine de FABREGUES Clos des Canilles - 2008 Red Coteaux du Languedoc, 89pts

Domaine de FABREGUES Clos des Canilles - 2008 Red Coteaux du Languedoc, 89pts


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September 22, 2010
By: Franck

You know us... sometimes between our "marathons"... we take a bit of  time to send some of our samples for rating. We recently did for few of our Loire and Languedoc wines. Here are the very first results receivied or published, on line or in the Oct. 15th WINE SPECTATOR Issue, for part of the samples sent. Others resultts to come very soon!

Our LOIRE Wines rated:

Oct. 15th. Issue Savvy Shopper Page 30: "French Lessons" by Bruce SANDERSON: "Though not exactly the Tour de France, this page selection of reds covers a lot of ground, from Saumur-Champigny, just southwest of Paris, to Minervois, near the Mediterranean. The grapes range from Cabernet-Franc and Malbec to blends of Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan and Mourvedre. All features plenty of personality at a reasonable price"

7 wines selected, among them: Domaine GOURON Chinon (Cuvee Domaine) 2008 Vintage 90pts : "Anise, blackberry, fig bread, sweet tapenade"

"A nice old-school style, with mulled anise, blackberry and fig bread notes backed by sweet tapenade. The toast is subtle and integrated, while the finish lets a sanguine hint peek in." J. MOLESWORTH 90pts.

Also rated:

Domaine SAUVEROY Vieilles Vignes Coteaux du Layon 2008 Vintage: "Bright and high-toned, exhibiting flavors of quince, candied green apple and green fig that are laced with quinine and sweetened butter. Drink now through 2011"  J.MOLESWORTH 88pts

Domaine MICHAUD Sauvignon de Touraine 2009 Vintage: " Offers lemon curd, verbena and salted butter notes on a light, clean frame." J.MOLESWORTH 87pts

Chateau de l'AULEE Elegant Methode Traditionnelle NV Brut : "Ripe, with tasty quince, fig and pear flavors, backed by a bracing hint of walnut on the finish." J.MOLESWORTH 87pts

Chateau de l'AULEE Classique Cremant de Loire NV Brut: "Plump and friendly, with tasty brioche, walnut and apple notes, followed by and inviting finish." J.MOLESWORTH 87pts

 

Our LANGUEDOC Wines rated:

MAS BRUGUIERE La Grenadiere Pic Saint-Loup Rouge 2007 Vintage: "A rich, well-crafted red, with firm yet juicy flavors of kirsch, damson plum and red cherry. Creamy midpalate, with medium-grained tannins and a supple finish of milk chocolate and mocha. Drink now trhough 2015." K.MARCUS 90pts

MAS BRUGUIERE L'Arbouse Pic Saint-Loup Rouge 2008 Vintage: "this lithe red shows bright red berry, cherry and plum flavors. Luscious, with plenty of creamy notes and a finish of milk chocoate and mocha. Drink now through 2014." K.MARCUS 89pts

Domaine de FABREGUES Clos des Canilles Coteaux du Languedoc 2008 Vintage: "Crushed red fruit flavors - raspberry, red cherry and plum - fill this lively red, which features lots of bright acidity. Bright, supple notes of sandalwood linger on the finish. Drink now through 2014." K.MARCUS 89pts

BORIE LA VITARELE Les Terres Blanches Saint-Chinian 2009 Vintage: "A juicy red, offering plenty of raspberry, cherry and curant flavors that are focused and lively. The crisp finish features iron and spice notes. Drink now through 2014." K.MARCUS 88pts

BORIE LA VITARELLE Les Schistes Saint-Chinian 2008 Vintage: "Peppery and juicy, with red plum flavors backed up by paprika and spice notes, with a zesty finish. Drink now trhough 2013. 900cs made" K.MARCUS 87Pts

ABBAYE SYLVA PLANA Le Songe de l'Abbe Red Faugeres 2008 Vintage : "This ripe, full-bodied red features dark plum, iron and smoke flavors, followed by a peppery finish that shows some savory herbal notes." K.MARCUS 87Pts

Domaine de la BOUYSSE Roc Long Red Corbieres 2008 Vintage: "Blueberry flavors fill this juiced-up red, which features lots of spicy notes. Cream and raspberry tart flavors come in on the fresh finish. Drink now." K.MARCUS 87pts


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