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By Jane Clare - Birmingham Mail, 20th September 2014.. (Posted September 2014)

Domaine des Oullières Harmonie de Provence Rosé 2013 is from the Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence, the region’s second largest appellation. It is known for the intense northern Mistral winds which cool the region. Des Oullières is a blend of grenache, syrah and cabernet sauvignon. A trio not normally known for shyness, but they are certainly blushing here. They show a feminine, gentle side to their normal forthrightness, there’s raspberries and red berries both on the nose and to taste, a fleck of a feisty freshness.

Wine tasting notes: the best Corsican wines

By Hamish Anderson - The Telegraph Magazine, 18/09/2014. (Posted September 2014)

Rosés are a mainstay for many producers, who find ready takers for them during the summer months. The best, like this, are unusually grown up for pink wine. This is a lovely play between the instant satisfaction of fresh red fruit and a serious herby, salty side. Sip in the last of the summer sun.

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By James Molesworth, Wine Spectator. (Posted September 2014)

Juicy and energetic, with a big core of Bosc pear, green almond, fig and anise notes, lined with melon rind and bitter almond hints through the lengthy finish. The mineral edge should help this cellar well in the near term. For those who like a softer, broader feel in their Viognier. Drink now through 2020. 95/100

Condrieu: Coteau de Vernon 2012Condrieu: Coteau de Vernon 2012
Bottle£85.00
Case£1,020.00
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Spectator Wine Vaults, September 2014

By Jonathan Ray - Spectator Wine Vaults, September 2014.. (Posted September 2014)

Made from crisp, clean un-oaked Chardonnay, it is apple-fresh and citrussy with that inimitable Chablis purity. It really is a class act and in its absolute prime.

Chablis: Domaine Christophe Camu 2013Chablis: Domaine Christophe Camu 2013
Bottle£14.95
Case£179.40
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Olly's Pick of the Bunch

By Olly Smith - Daily Mail, 30/08/2014. (Posted September 2014)

A bold white charged with opulent scented fruit and delicate spicy richness. Louis XIV was a Bellet fan.

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By James Molesworth, Wine Spectator. (Posted September 2014)

Shows weight and depth, but maintains a distinctive purity as the core of plum, blackberry and anise flavors takes center stage, backed by hints of violet, iron and graphite. The lingering sanguine echo on the finish has deceptive length. Should cellar very well. Comparable in quality to the 2010, this bottling continues to improve. Best from 2015 through 2022. 94/100

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By The Wine Spectator. (Posted September 2014)

Very open and lush, with apricot, fig and glazed pear notes inlaid with extra creamed peach and grilled hazelnut hints. Yet stays fresh on the finish, with a floral edge and crunchy, integrated acidity adding length and keeping it all wonderfully balanced. Drink now through 2013,

Condrieu: Chaillées d'Enfer 2009Condrieu: Chaillées d'Enfer 2009
Bottle£69.00
Case£828.00
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Spectator Wine Vaults, September 2014

By Jonathan Ray - Spectator Wine Vaults, September 2014.. (Posted September 2014)

The 2012 Domaine de la Mortaine, Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie is about as perfect a Muscadet as you’ll find. It is bone dry, but with a tantalisingly elusive touch of fruit and an appetising savoury note on the finish. There’s weight to the wine as well, thanks to time spent maturing on the lees, making for a deeply satisfying glass. I love the jolly Quentin Blake label too.

Spectator Wine Vaults, September 2014

By Jonathan Ray - Spectator Wine Vaults, September 2014.. (Posted September 2014)

The 2012 Domaine Christophe Camu Chablis is similarly spot-on, and at under £15 is great value for this region. Made from crisp, clean un-oaked Chardonnay, it is apple-fresh and citrussy with that inimitable Chablis purity. It really is a class act and in its absolute prime.

Spectator Wine Vaults, September 2014

By Jonathan Ray - Spectator Wine Vaults, September 2014.. (Posted September 2014)

The 2011 Château d’Abzac, Bordeaux Supérieur is a soft, smooth and juicy claret full of velvety Merlot with added splashes of Cabernets Franc and Sauvignon for character and backbone. I was completely disarmed by it and it was my ‘must have’ of the tasting. Jason reckons it has the stuffing to age well for another five or seven years and I’d look to save some for this Christmas or even next. Serve it in jug, carafe or decanter to let it show off.