The WINE SPECTATOR - Sept. 30th issue

The WINE SPECTATOR - Sept. 30th issue


Dne ST JUST Yves Lambert Saumur Champigny

Dne ST JUST Yves Lambert Saumur Champigny


CLOS DU PAVILLON La Petite Folie Saint Emilion

CLOS DU PAVILLON La Petite Folie Saint Emilion


Château de VALOIS Pomerol

Château de VALOIS Pomerol


ABBAYE SYLVA PLANA Le Songe de l'Abbé Faugères Rouge

ABBAYE SYLVA PLANA Le Songe de l'Abbé Faugères Rouge


Ch. de MARJOLET Tradition Côtes du Rhône Villages Laudun

Ch. de MARJOLET Tradition Côtes du Rhône Villages Laudun


AURETO Petit Miracle Lubéron

AURETO Petit Miracle Lubéron


Domaine GILLES NOBLET Vieilles Vignes Les Champs Pouilly Fuissé 

Domaine GILLES NOBLET Vieilles Vignes Les Champs Pouilly Fuissé 


WINE SPECTATOR Sept. 30 Issue "harvest" for over 40 of our wines!

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September 04, 2014
By: Julie DUMON

LOIRE VALLEY

Dne de SAINT JUST Yves Lambert Saumur Champigny 2012 - 88 pts
"Light on strucutre, but fresh and balanced, with a piercing fell to the bitter cherry, red currant and violet notes. A flicker of savory adds range through the finish." - Issue: Sep 30, 2014

Dne de SAINT JUST Coulée de Saint Cyr Saumur Blanc 2012 - 87 pts
"Rounded and easy in feel, with yellow apple, staw, piecrust and withe ginger notes (...)" - Web only 2014

Dne de SAINT JUST Les Perrières Saumr Blanc 2012 - 86 pts
"Soft and rounded, with a waxy edge to the apple, white peach and quince notes. A light hint of piecrust carries through the finish." - Web only 2014

Dne de SAINT JUST La Montée des Roches Saumur-Champigny 2011 - 86 pts
"A brisk red, with sinewy edges, offering a core of plum pit, bitter cherry and red urrant fruit, showing a distinct lacy of savory and pine notes. This herbal style displays good energy." - Web only 2014

Dne de SAINT JUST Les Terres Rouges Saumur-Champigny 2012 
"Forward and open-knit (..) mix of strawberry and redcurrant fruit, flecked with white peppersans herb notes." - Web only 2014

Dne Cédick BARDIN Sancerre Blanc 2013 
"Light but focused, with lime pulp, fennel and flint notes that have a good tangy edge through the finish." - Issue: Sep 30, 2014

Dne Cédrick BARDIN Cuvée Bernadadats Pouilly Fumé 2013
"Gentle, with a light lemon curd edge to the withe peach and honeysuckle notes (...)" - Web only 2014

Dne Cédrick BARDIN Pouilly Fumé 2013
"Light and fresh (..) lemon peel, white peach and honeysucle notes" - Web only 2014

Dne GOURON Cuvée Domaine Chinon 2012 - 86 pts
"Briar and bay notes run along the esges, through the core of bitter plum and red currant fruit is a bit shy on depth. A light floral accent hangd on to the finish." - Issue: Sep 30, 2014

Dne de la BERGEONNIERE Sauvignon de Touraine 2013 
"Offers light lime pulp, fennel and straw notes. (...)" - Web only 2014

Dne de la ROCHETTE Sauvignon de Touraine 2013 
"A light, fresh white, with lemon pulp, fennel and straw notes. (...)" - Issue: Sep 30,  2014

Dne des HERBAUGES Chardonnay Unoaked VDP du Val de Loire 2013 
"Offers baked apples, spice and ginger hints, with the baked character lingering on the finish" - Web only 2014

 

BORDEAUX

Ch. de VALOIS Pomerol 2011 - 88 pts
"Offers steeped plum and red currant paste notes at the core liberally lined with singed mesquite and bramble accents. A light waft of incense chimes in on the finish." - Issue: Sep 30, 2014

CLOS DU PAVILLON La Petite Folie Saint Emilion 2011 - 88 pts
"A broad, toasty version slightly hefty in feel, with dark plum, fig and blackberry paste notes woven with ganache and warm tobacco flavors. Offers a slightly chewy finish, but the powerful profile will win this some fans." - Issue: Sep 30, 2014
 
Ch. JEANDEMAN La Chêneraie Fronsac 2011 - 88 pts
"Smocky, with lots of tobacco and singed alder notes leading the way to a core of steeped plum ans warm fig sauce flavors. A dusting of charcoal settles on the finish." - Issue: Sep 30, 2014
 
Ch. ROCHER CORBIN Montagne Saint Emilion 2011 - 87 pts
"Tasty, with briary edges running alongside the core of juicy raspberry and black cherry fruit. A hint of tobacco adds cut on the finish." - Issue: Sep 30, 2014
 
Ch. VIEUX BONNEAU Montagne Saint Emilion 2011 - 87 pts
"A ripe, fruit-driven, polished style, with raspberry confiture and blackberry pâte de fruits flavors, baked with singed vanilla and licorice details on the finish, where a toasty accents lingers." - Issue: Sep 30, 2014
 
Ch. HAUT BOURCIER Blaye - Côtes de Bordeaux 2011 - 87 pts
"Modest in scale, but focused by a sleek feel to the plum, cassis and anise notes. The toasty vanilla frame holds sway on the finish." - Issue: Sep 30, 2014
 
Ch. FRANC LARTIGUE Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2011 - 87 pts
"Ripe and silky in feel, with caressing raspberry coulis, plum sauce and melted red licorice notes that stay focused ti the finish. Direct, but well-rendred." - Issue: Sep 30, 2014
 
Ch. du RAUX Haut Médoc Cru Bourgeaois 2011 - 87 pts
"Shows the briary edge of the vintage, with a pebbly hint supporting the core of raspberry and damson plum fruit. (...) " - Issue: Sep 30, 2014
 
Ch. LUSSEAU Graves 2011 - 87 pts
"Juicy bramble, spice and tar notes run underneath a core of damson plum, cherry and black currant fruit. A pretty sanguine hint on the finish adds length and cut. Not very dense, but lively and engaging." - Issue: Sep 30, 2014
 
Ch. LUSSEAU Cuvée Bérengère Graves 2011
"(...) plum and black cherry fruit baked with an anise hint on the finish." - Web only 2014
 
Ch. L'HOSTE BLANC Entre-Deux-Mers 2012 - 87 pts
"Shows a plump, mature edge, with brioche, creamed apple and melon notes that lead to a straw-laced finish. A touch shy on zip. For fans of broad, honeyed wines." - Issue: Sep 30, 2014
 
Ch. LEYDET VALENTIN Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2011
"Ripe, with a racy edge to the raspberry pâte de fruit and plum confiture notes, while singed vanilla hints and taut dark licoride accents line the finish." - Web only 2014
 
Ch. HAUT DAMBERT Entre-Deux-Mers 2013
"Offers thyme, chive and sitrus zest notes, with a hint of straw (...)" - Web only 2014
 
Ch. JAMARD BELCOUR Lussac Saint-Emilion 2011
"(...) slightly chunky core of plum and blackberry fruit inlaid with roasted vanilla and alder notes (...)" - Web only 2014
 
Ch. des CEDRES Bordeaux Rouge 2011
"Gentle, with a light cherry and damson plum core (...)" - Web only 2014
 
LANGUEDOC
 
ABBAYE SYLVA PLANA Le Songe de l'Abbé Faugères Rouge 2011 - 91 pts
"Well-integrated, with plenty of lift to the lively dark plum, boysenberry, roasted beef and dark fig flavors. Features intense chocolate and espresso notes mi-palate, which carry through to the finish with lithe smoky details." - Issue: Sep 30, 2014
 
ABBAYE SYLVA PLANA Les Novices Faugères Rouge 2012 - 87 pts
"Minerally, with touches of slate and black pepper to the taut flavors of red currant, mulberry and spice. Iron and black olive accents emerge on the spicy finish." - Issue: Sep 30, 2014
 
RHONE
 
Ch. de MARJOLET Tradition Côtes du Rhône Villages Laudun 2012 - 88 pts
"The core of plum coulis, raspberry pâte de fruit and red currant flavors is lined with hints of lavender and anise. Juicy and fresh on the finish, with a silky feel." - Issue: Sep 30, 2014
 
AURETO Petit Miracle Lubéron 2012 - 88 pts
"Solid, with bitter plum, blackberry paste and anise notes rolled together and carrying through a bramble-tinged finish." - Web only 2014
 
BURGUNDY
 
Domaine Gilles NOBLET Vieilles Vignes Les Champs Pouilly Fuissé 2012 - 88 pts
"Round, exhibiting apple, grapefruit and green tea notes, this white offers and appealing texture and shows harmony and enough acidity to linger on the finish." - Issue: Sep 30, 2014
 
Domaine Gilles NOBLET  Pouilly Fuissé 2012 - 86 pts
"A fat, viscous wwhite, permeated by lemon cake, apple and melon flavors. On the soft side, this tails off on the finish." - Web only 2014
 
Domaine Gilles NOBLET  Mâcon Fuissé 2012 
"Rich (...) and offering peach and melon flavors.The acidity keeps this lively (...)." - Web only 2014
 
Domaine Gilles NOBLET  Saint Véran 2012 
"This is rich, sporting apple, peach, honey and grapefruit peel flavors. (...)" - Web only 2014
 
 
 
 

 


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