Robert Parker - 93 Points
"An abundance of marmalade notes intermixed with waxy lemon butter are all present in this honeyed, crisp, refreshing wine, which has loads of personality."
Neal Martin (eRobertParker) ~ 93 Points
"(..) This has a deep ripe plumy nose with good definition and freshness: cedar and blackberry, a tangible sense of mineralite but tightly-coiled. A dense weighty palate, great concentration and vibrant acidity, very focused, lithe, wonderful definition with a lifted cedar finish. No frills, but masterful winemaking is afoot he...
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Wine Spectator - 94 Points
"Beautiful aromas of ripe blackberry and raspberry aromas follow through to a full-bodied palate, with silky tannins and a long, long finish. Layered and delicious. Gorgeous."
Neil Martin (erobertparker.com) ~ 90 Points
"A very ripe, sumptuous bouquet engendered with a sorbet-like character: orange/mango notes coming through .. The palate is better: soft, harmonious and approachable, clean and svelte on the finish with a touch of spice/ black cedar-infused fruits. Very fine, nice purity – this is a great showing."
Silver ~ Concour International
Wine Enthusiast Magazine
"A smoky, wood-aged wine with both structure and good fruitiness. Red currants and attractive berry fruits are developing well to give both fresh acidity and a ripe feel."
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In keeping with the house style. Refined and has especially expressive, powerful fruit. Generous, well-balanced, and very vivacious on the palate.
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Wine Enthusiast Magazine
"A fresh and fruity rosé that has 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot in the blend. It has a light caramel touch along with raspberry fruitiness and delicate acidity. "
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Decanter ~ 4 Stars (Highly Recommended)
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"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." James Suckling - Rating (92)
Wine Spectator ~ 92
"Seductive aromas of chamomile, lanolin and pear give way to tight but focused flavors of grapefruit, green almond and quinine in this vibrant white, which has a firm, lean character that persuades rather than imposes."
James Suckling ~ 91 Points
"This is intense and stylish with a spice, dark chocolate and mineral character. Full and chewy. Long finish. Made from 80-year-old vines."
Robert Parker ~ 97+ Points
"(...) This wine exhibits beautifully pure notes of creme de cassis, blueberry liqueur, pen ink, graphite and hints of toast and vanillin. The wine is full and rich, and although aged in 80% new oak, the wood is a subtle background component. (..)"
This wine exhibits beautifully pure notes of creme de cassis, ...
Jean-Marc Quarin ~ 93 Points
"Very supple, meticulous, the wine develops aromatic, strong and spicy, toward a subtly liquoreuse finish. Amazingly aromatic persistence. The balance is in favor of sweetness. Very good."
Wine Spectator ~ 94 Points
"Almost as excellent as the 2003. There's intense botrytis spice on the nose, with lemon peel and dried pineapple. Full-bodied, superspicy and intense. Extremely racy. A beautiful wine."
Robert Parker ~ 90 Points
"A sleeper of the vintage, this muscular, concentrated, full-bodied wine is atypically backward and dense for a 2008. It exhibits an opaque ruby/purple color along with notes of licorice, truffles, graphite and black currants. Intense and powerful.."
Jancis Robinson - 17 Points
"Pale greenish straw. Vigorous, wake-up call that seems very Sauvignon in Graves idiom. Piercing aroma but lovely and fat on the palate. Mouth filling and much fresher than usual. Great stuff!"
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"Very racy, with a sanguine frame to the delicious core of red currant, damson plum and linzer torte notes. Long, with tar and juniper lingering through the finish." Wine Spectator - Rating (90)
Neil Martin (eRobertParker) ~ 90 Points
"Tasted at Chateau Ausone. Alain Vauthier’s “entry-level” Saint Emilion had a “curled up” nose of raspberry coulis, spice, sweet ‘n sour and plum. The palate has a slightly brusque entry with chalky tannins, but it calms down towards its more elegant finish."
Jancis Robinson ~ 16 Points
"Smoky, reduced but fun. Pushing the envelope and giving white burgundy a run for its money. Not long but racy and lively."
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.