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Stephen Tanzer's IWC: Inky purple. A ripe, expansive nose is at once decadent and lively, offering notes of candied dark berries, smoky minerals, black pepper, and olive. Lush and fine-grained, wit...
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 Spectator: This is special, delivering alluring milk chocolate, golden raisin, creamed fig and ginger notes that are seamlessly woven together. These flavors glide through a finish that'...
Wine Spectator: Still tight, with blanched almond and pear skin notes holding the core of green fig, white peach and salted butter at bay for now. The long finish, featuring mineral and flora...
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...
Wine Spectator: Big and rich, but with a throwback feel to the gutsy bramble, tobacco and mulled plum flavors, all pushed by additional dark olive and roasted fig notes. Good cut on the finis...
About this Wine: It is Courbis' most dramatic wine, showing saturated black-purple in color with layers of chewy, ripe, sweet fruit with black olive and berry, tar and mineral notes. It ...
Wine Spectator: This is mouthwatering, with dark currant, fig and black cherry fruit offset by a riveting chalky spine and a long, iron-filled finish. There's great balance between the flesh ...
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: Dark purple. Aromas of cherry compote and cassis are brightened by a zesty mineral quality. Rich but lithe, offering gently sweet black raspberry and cherry flavors and a bi...
Wine Spectator: Very enticing, with roasted herb, olive and spice notes flittering in front of darker pastis, blackberry paste and briar notes. The long, grippy finish is iron-driven, with a ...
Stephen Tanzer's IWC: Bright purple. A compelling, heady bouquet of red and dark berries, violets, Szechuan peppercorn and smoky minerals. Sappy and precise, offering palate-staining raspberry pr...
Wine Spectator: Pure and long, with gorgeous fig, anise and creamed pear notes that sail through. Buried minerality and a lilting floral note hang on through the finish. Drink now through 201...
Wine Spectator: This is packed and well-rendered, with notes of fig, boysenberry confiture and ganache at the core and powerful structure pushing from behind. Shows plenty of roasted tobacco ...
About this Wine: As I have written many times, all of these wines are produced from rigidly cultivated, bio-dynamically managed vineyards. That has been the rule since Michel Chapoutier fi...
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.
Wine Spectator: Boysenberry and black currant fruit is wrapped in anise, plum sauce and spice notes, with ample toast on the finish. There's plenty of grip, but a strong graphite edge underne...
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: As I reported last year, the black/purple-tinged 2009 Cote Rotie La Landonne is an extraordinary effort. Made in a more open-knit, exuberant, flamboyant style, it possesses ma...
Wine Spectator: This is still slightly reticent, with a pronounced iron minerality holding sway over the supple cherry and black currant fruit. The lovely violet and black tea aromas fill in ...
Wine Spectator: A very lush, opulent style, with mango, papaya, quince and pear flavors allied to a creamy, sweetened butter frame. The long finish has floral and bitter almond hints for cont...
Wine Spectator: Rich and nicely toasty, with lots of baker's chocolate and espresso notes, but also ample flesh, joined by succulent layers of blackberry, plum and fig fruit as well. The long...