Praised in Print
‘Belles bouteilles’ recently endorsed by the Fourth Estate.
We think all of the wines featured here are terrific, but it’s very gratifying that professional palates concur.
This mixed case contains two bottles each of:
Coteaux de l'Ardèche: Cépage Viognier 'Grès du Trias' 2018
"Viognier comes in many guises and this is a distinctly grown up version, creamy and textured, with a hazy summery scent, like meadow grass with a waft of evening jasmine. "
Victoria Moore - Weekend Telegraph.
Pfalz: Pinot Gris vom Kalkstein 2018
"An attractive pinot gris with rounded pear and apple, hints of cherry and some spice, this is fresh but at the same time quite rich. There's good fruit and a little sweetness."
Jamie Goode - Sunday Express
Chinon: Domaine Jean-Maurice Raffault Rosé 2019
"Diaphanous orange. Mineral-tinged raspberry, cherry and floral aromas are complemented by a spicy white pepper accent. Intense red berry, blood orange and floral pastille flavors display very good depth and fine definition. Closes long and nervy, showing strong tension and repeating mineral and floral qualities."
Josh Raynolds - vinous.com
Lirac: Domaine Maby 'La Fermade' Rouge 2017
"The 2017 Lirac La Fermade is a fresh, upfront charmer that has impressive black and blue fruits, peppery herbs, and violet notes as well as a hint of graphite with time in the glass. Medium to full-bodied, nicely balanced, and with outstanding purity of fruit, it’s going to be a rock-solid purchase that will keep for 4-5 years. 88-91 points. "
Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
Bourgueil: Domaine Taluau-Foltzenlogel 2018
"There's plenty of instantly appealing ripe, youthful summer berry fruit here, cleverly kept in check by a touch of savouriness on the finish. I tried it lightly chilled and loved the way it developed in the glass."
Jonathan Ray - Spectator Wine Club.
Côtes du Roussillon: Les Sorcières du Clos des Fées Rouge 2019
"An unoaked blend of 60% Syrah, 30% Grenache and 10% Carignan, the 2019 Côtes du Roussillon Les Sorcières is a fruit-driven, medium-bodied effort, ideal for gulping down with one of this summer's grilled hamburgers. Cherry and stone fruit notes have just enough savory nuances - cracked pepper and dried herbs - to keep things interesting and food friendly, finishing dry and silky. Drink 2020 - 2023. 89/100."
Joe Czerwinski - robertparker.com