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Stephen Tanzer's IWC: Opaque ruby. Dark berries and cherry-cola on the pungent, floral-accented nose and in the mouth. Shows very good depth and firm structure, picking up spiciness with air. Ch...
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: Lurid purple. Potent, smoke-accented scents of blackberry, cassis and candied violet, with a spicy topnote. Stains the palate with sappy black and blue fruit flavors that be...
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: Glass-staining purple. A wild, exotically perfumed bouquet evokes black and blue fruit liqueur, potpourri and sandalwood, with notes of olive and smoked meat emerging with ai...
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: Dark purple. Heady aromas and flavors of candied dark berries, violet pastille and cola, with a spicy note gaining strength in the glass. Fleshy and expansive, with superb f...
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: Tasted in components: #1, Petite Cote: fresh red berries and flowers, with intense spiciness. Very bright and lively, with racy cherry and raspberry flavors and strong fini...
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: Most of the fruit comes from hillside vineyards in Larnage. The 2010 St.-Joseph Les Granits (870 cases produced) is a more flowery, elegant, feminine-styled effort than Les Va...
About this Wine: "With twenty vintages under his belt, Michel Chapoutier and his impressive winemaking staff go from strength to strength. These are among the world's greatest wines, especia...
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: Inky purple. Cassis, candied cherry and red berry skin aromas are lifted by an intense floral note. Supple and appealingly sweet, with spicecake and floral nuances adding co...
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: Vivid ruby. Intense, spice- and floral-accented aromas of dark berry preserves, potpourri and Asian spices, with a bright mineral nuance gaining strength with air. Fresh and...
About this Wine: From a powerful soil, made up of schistose sands marked by iron oxide, this cuvée is characterised by flavours of wild berries and liquorice over deep, forceful tannins - comb...
Wine & Spirits: A fresh and fragrant shiraz, this ranges from umami scents of black mushrooms and earthy roots to candied plum. Its dark fruit flavors have delicate persistence, the tannins h...
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: Inky ruby. Dark berry preserves, cola, Asian spices and mocha on the exotically perfumed nose. Offers an array of sappy black and blue fruit flavors and gains energy and wei...
About this Wine: The 1 hecatare, terraced Cornas Les Eygats site is situated at a
relatively high altitude. It has pure granite soil and and
an ideal south-east exposure.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: The prodigious 2010 Hermitage reveals classic flowery notes (violets) intermixed with creme de cassis, pen ink, scorched earth and a touch of subtle wood spice in the backgrou...
Geoffrey Binder: Vibrant, nearly opaque purple core, which brightens to a fuchsia rim. This has an immediately aromatic and attractive bouquet, showing crushed violet, cracked pepper, licorice...
Wine Spectator: Pleasantly rustic, with a range of crushed rock, loamy earth, dried berry, sage and dried herb flavors, all well-proportioned and ending with a tight, tapered finish. Drink no...
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: Glass-staining purple. Highly perfumed aromas of black and blue fruits, licorice, black olive and smoky Indian spices. Pliant and broad on the palate, with appealing sweetne...