Category: French

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Roger Sabon Reserve 2017

The Grenache-dominant range of Châteauneuf-du-Pape bottlings from Domaine Roger Sabon continues to garner critical acclaim and the 2017 Réserve is no exception. Their fruit-driven blend delivers a powerful spectrum of ultra-ripe black and red berries, lavender, licorice, cracked pepper, and dark chocolate notes that complement its plush, full-bodied frame. With a finish that lasts for minutes, this complex Southern Rhône red will provide years of drinking pleasure ahead – take advantage of a generous discount and stock up today!

“Sabon’s 2017 Châteauneuf du Pape Reserve should be a stellar wine worthy of cellaring when it’s released. The sample I was shown displayed gorgeous red fruit aromas of raspberries and strawberries allied to darker notes of plum and chocolate. This full-bodied, richly concentrated wine is packed and stacked, loaded with ripe tannins that should guarantee a long life.” – Wine Advocate

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2015 Puy-Blanquet, St-Emilion

Full-bodied, ripe, sexy blend of 75% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon,

The Puy Blanquet estate is owned by Madame Marcelle Jacquet, and sits on the eastern side of Saint Émilion. This area’s clay soils are mixed with limestone, imparting both concentration and perfume to the wines grown here. The wine is composed almost entirely of Merlot, with a small percentage of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon blended in.

Overlooking the Dordogne valley in the heart of Saint-Etienne de Lisse, Chateau Puy-Blanquet has northern and eastern blocks that enjoy the morning sunshine. There are 49.42 acres of planted acreage on soils of clay and chalk. The wines produced in this area are fresh and generous.

The 2015 is classic and food friendly, and appeals to a variety of palates. With a definite concentration of black and red berry fruit, the wine maintains elegant tannin and acidity structure to give it definition. The aromatics are stunning. Full and expressive violet, cassis, plum and anise dominate, and the layers of fruit, spice and earth notes are endless. Although it’s young, the beauty of the 2015 vintage is that the wines are open, balanced, and drinkable now. However, if this does make its way to your cellar it will certainly go the long haul.

Chateau Cheval Blanc St. Emilion 2000

Holy Grail ~ $1000+

Coming out of a relatively dormant state, this 2000 is a spectacular Cheval Blanc. Of recent vintages, I think only the 2009 can give it a run for its money. A blend of 53% Merlot and 47% Cabernet Franc, the wine has a sweet nose of menthol, melted licorice, boysenberry, blueberry, and cassis. A broad wine with compelling purity, a layered texture, and sweet tannin, with hints of coffee and earth in the background, this is by far the best Cheval Blanc since 1990 and before 2009. It is a legend in the making and can actually be drunk now, as the tannins have nearly melted away. This is a beauty with incredibly complex aromatics. Drink it over the next 25-30 years. (Source 189, The Wine Advocate, 28th Jun 2010)

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Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue ~ Musigny Cuvee Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru ~ 2012

Would Love to Try One…Please Buy Me One..Just One

Pinot Noir from Chambolle-Musigny, Cote de Nuits, Cote d’Or, Burgundy, France

Tasted blind at the annual “Burgfest” tasting in Beaune. The 2012 Musigny Vielles Vignes Grand Cru from de Vogüé has slightly brighter and more vivacious fruit than J-F Mugnier, and in fact, the two wines seem to go in two different trajectories in the glass, this blossoming and the other becoming more occluded. De Vogüé’s Musigny is unashamedly floral in style, very elegant and yet delineated. There is a noticeable estuary scents, mudflats and seaweed, that begin to permeate the fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin, wonderful acidity and succinctly integrated new oak that is barely tangible. It is intense but elegant, long and tender in the mouth. RP 98+

Deep, bright red. Brilliantly complex, focused nose offers scents of redcurrant, blueberry, crushed stone, spices, red licorice, menthol and botanical herbs. Boasts extraordinary sweetness and depth to its chewy, sappy red and dark fruit flavors. Really bulletproof fruit here! Spreads out on the back half to saturate every square millimeter of the palate, finishing with penetrating berry fruit and salty minerality. Remarkably long and tactile. V 96+

Bordeaux France

Bordeaux, hub of the famed wine-growing region, is a port city on the Garonne River in southwestern France. It’s known for its Gothic Cathédrale Saint-André, 18th- to 19th-century mansions and notable art museums such as the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux. Public gardens line the curving river quays. The grand Place de la Bourse, centered on the Three Graces fountain, overlooks the Miroir d’Eau reflecting pool.

Saint Emilion Gran Cru

2015 Château Capet Duverger

The Merlot-based blends of Saint-Émilion display an unrivaled elegance and terroir-driven style among wines from Bordeaux’s Right Bank. For a classic taste, Château Capet Duverger’s 2015 bottling includes a third of Cabernet Franc and builds with notes of spiced plum, cherry, violet, and clay accompanied by gentle hints of new French oak.

Give this medium-to-full-bodied red ample time to breathe and pair alongside crispy duck breast with root vegetables or grilled portobello and avocado burgers.

92 Points – International Wine Report!”…full-bodied and seductive, with a fabulous round, voluptuous texture that is beautifully layered. It continues to impress with remarkable depth and concentration as layers of ripe juicy dark fruits continue to build up to the long, supple finish. On the modern side and nothing short of delicious.”

Clos Fourtet vines have roses planted at the end of the rows

Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

Cassis, typical village of the region, popular vacation destination

Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (French pronunciation: ​[pʁɔvɑ̃s alp kot dazyʁ]OccitanProvença-Aups-Còsta d’AzurItalianProvenza-Alpi-Costa AzzurraRégion Sud) is one of the 18 administrative regions of France. Its capital is Marseille.

The Sugiton Calanque, Marseille, a tourist attraction


Châteauneuf-du-Pape ~ Chateau of the Pope

The 2016 Château de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape is a simply stunning showing in this vintage. It is composed of 30% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah, 10% Counoise, 5% Cinsault and 10% other allowed varietals, with each harvested separately and manually and aged in oak foudres for a year before being bottled. The result is an absolutely beautiful wine which begins with gorgeous aromas of raspberries and dark cherries which come together with florals, spices, wet stones and grilled herbs all coming together in the glass.

On the palate this is exudes class and refinement, as it possesses a wonderful texture, with a seamless mouthfeel. It continues to thoroughly impress as it displays remarkable overall balance and finesse along with incredible concentration and length. This is already utterly captivating in its youth, however it possesses the characteristics which indicate an incredibly long evolution ahead. This will ultimately become a special vintage for Beaucastel.

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in southeastern France. The village lies about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) to the east of the Rhône and 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) north of the town of Avignon. In the 2012 census the commune had a population of 2,179.

A ruined medieval castle sits above the village and dominates the landscape to the south. It was built in the 14th century for Pope John XXII, the second of the popes to reside in Avignon.

Almost all the cultivable land is planted with grapevines. The commune is famous for the production of red wine classified as Châteauneuf-du-Pape Appellation d’origine contrôlée which is produced from grapes grown in the commune of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and in portions of four adjoining communes.

Rocky vineyards in the commune of Chateauneuf-du-Pape Sotheastern France