Mondial des Pinots ~ Top 15 French Pinots
Jancis Robinson ~ 16 Points
"Very pale ruby. Smudgy sweet strawberries, perhaps just slightly over sweet on the nose but it's redeemed by a dry, sour-cherry palate. Cobweb-fine tannins wrapped around a lightweight body. Although cracklingly tart, the fruit is plentifu...
Decanter - 16.5 Points
“Clean, bright nose, not ever exuberant, some straw and hay here, good flavor definition, this is an attractive wine with some complexity. Blend is 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Sauvignon Gris, aged on the lees, from Vignobles Boyer”
Gilbert & Gaillard ~ GOLD
"Pale yellow with brilliant green highlights. Pleasurable nose of white flowers, white fruits and tropical fruits. Supple attack leading into a full, fresh and fruity palate. Well-balanced. A seductive, crunchy Graves
Gilbert & Gaillard - GOLD
Pale, dainty nose, combining the floral notes, citrus with a touch of mint. In the mouth a concentrated wine, harmonious, candied flavors.
Guide Hachette ~ 1 Star
(..) Good work, since the tasters liked its aromatic expression, carried towards white flowers, citrus and honey. They also liked the well-balanced palate, both well built, fresh and fine.
** As Seen in Gourmet Traveller Wine ** ~ 96 Points
Huon Hooke ~ 95 Points
"Excellent deep red/purple colour. The bouquet is also very smart, with clean, bright fruit showing chocolate, blackcurrant and some cabernet influence shining through. Tight, elegant, firm palate with style and length. Good and ripe, but not overdone. Has the stru...
Decanter ~ Silver WWA 2013
Attractive cooked aromas with anise hints. Gentle basilic herbs and dark cherry fruit flavours. Concentrated blackcurrant finish. Very fresh.
James Suckling ~ 92 Points
"This shows a solid core of dark fruits such as blueberries and blackberries, with hints of flowers. Full body, with a fine tannin structure and a clean finish."
Le Guide Hachette des Vins - 2 Stars
"The vineyards Despagne present wines year after year of high expression, portrayed in this remarkable cuvee. From a rigorous selection of parcels, this 2010 reflects perfectly the typical Sauvignon and Semillion from a clay and limestone soil."
Jancis Robinson ~ 16+
Very green and herbal and a wild tangle of tannins that seems to trip you up. There is plenty of tangy, sharply attractive fruit underneath but getting to it is a bit of a challenge. Still, there is a fierceness and a wildness here that I can't help liking. Needs both time and decanting.
** As Seen in Gourmet Traveller Wine ** ~ 92 Points
Haut Brillette is the second wine of Chateau Brillette, from Moulis-en-Medoc, but appeared as good as some grand vins. Paterson thought it offered " a fabulous aroma with delicate blueberry, earth and redcurrant. Ripe and generous with sweet fruit flavours that are almost New World-like. Attractive, ripe tannins...