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Millésime 2011

  • James Suckling

April 1st, 2012

Score : 88

A wine with pretty fruit and black chocolate character. Medium to full body with firm tannins and a medium finish. Little short.

  • Jancis Robinson

12 April 2012 by Julia Hardub MW

16.5  Drink 2016-2022

70% Merlot, 20%  Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep dark cherry colour. Very attractive soft herbal and tobacco notes and a touch floral, dark and dusty fruit. Great acidity, very soft texture. Rich and caressing but with freshness on the finish and a gentle grip on the very end. (JH)

  • Decanter

***

Medium-bodied with reasonably pleasant fruit and a drying finish. Drink 2014-2018. (14.5 points)

Millesime 2010

  • Wine spectator

James Molesworth – Posted March 31, 2011

Score : 89-92

Focused, pure and very fresh, with delightful violet, anise and plum notes that glide through the lengthy finish. Really sleek.

  • James Suckling

Score : 90-91

Tasting notes : I like the core of fruit in this, with chocolate and berry character. Full and velvety. Love it.$$

  • Decanter

***

A really enticing wine this year. Fresh, zesty with lovery crushed raspberry aroma and flavour. Fine, ripe tannins. Drink 2013-2018. (16 points)

  • Jancis Robinson

15,5  Drink 2014-2020

Dark purple. Very fresh and dense and racy. A little bit of oak evident at this point but it should provide pleasure to Merlot fans.

  • Bernard Burtschy

Le Figaro mai 2011

14

70 merlot, 30 cabernet-franc. Robe grenat. Nez fruits rouges. Bouche tannique, souple et tendu, petit creux.

  • Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

Mai 2011

Good, full ruby-red. Very expressive, pristine aromas of maraschino cherry, plum, sage and licorice. Light, juicy and precise, with soft red and black fruit flavors complicated by dried herbs and spices. Finishes with substantial but smooth tannins. 87-90

 

Millésime 2009

  • James Suckling

Score : 91-94

Beautiful nose of crushed blueberries and raspberries. Full-bodied, with soft and velvety tannins and lots of pretty fruit. – JS.

  • Bettane & Desseauve

16/20

Très jolie réussite, un vin souple et fin avec beaucoup d’élégance de texture et un équilibre remarquable pour un vin de sa catégorie.

  • Robert Parker

WA , 188 (Apri 2010)

Rating : (87-88)

Drink 2010-2013

Cost : $13-$17

This dark ruby/plum-hued, soft, seductive, round effort reveals lots of purity along with sweet cherry and mulberry fruit, and a medium-bodied, easy-going finish. Drink it over the next 2-3 years (Tasted once)

Millésime 2008

 

  • Neal Martin

85-87

Little on the nose , the palate nicely defined with some crunchy blackberry and cassis fruit, nicely integrated oak, a demure little wine with some pedigree. Nice lengh. Fine. Tasted March 2009.

  • Decanter
  • James Lawther MW

Supple and aromatic. Good early drinking. Drink 2010-2014. (15 points)

  • Wine Spectator

James Molesworth Janvier 2011

88

This fresh red features a mouthwatering edge to the plum, blackberry and spice notes,a ll held together with a lively, chalky spine an the finish. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now. 4,167 cases made.- JM

  • Le guide Hachette des Vins 2012

**

Au fil des ans, le domaine s’est agrandi autour d’un relais de poste datant de 1620 où faisaient halte les pèlerins de Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle. Conseillé par Stéphane Derenoncourt, il continue sa progression et propose un 2008 de haut vol. La robe pourpre brille de jolis reflets violines. Le nez intensément boisé ne manque pas  d’élégance, accompagné de notes de fruis rouges mûrs. Le fruité est plus sensible en bouche, où l’on découvre des tanins fondus qui laissent une très plaisante sensation de douceur et de velouté. La finale plus puissante et corsée apporte un supplément d’âme et un beau potentiel de garde (trois à cinq ans au moins).