Wines

Picks from Patrick

2019 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec ‘Le Haut-Lieu’……………………...…………………………………….15/60
Loire Valley, France
“Ripe pear, tangerine and orange fruits with notes of lemon grass and green pimientos intertwined with very fine chalky and later tobacco notes give a remarkably fine, elegant and harmonious, subtly complex and simply gorgeous bouquet with floral (lime blossom!) and yeasty aromas that are immediately attractive. Delicate and linear on the palate, this is a pure, fresh, bone-dry, lean and textured, highly refined and perfectly interwoven Chenin with persistent purity, finesse, salty-mineral tension and very fine tannins. Highly finessed and so pure and vivacious!”
95 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
 

2019 Tania et Vincent Careme Chenin Blanc “Terre Brulée”……………………………………………..9/36
Swartland, South Africa
“This features a seductive texture that coats the palate, offering an intriguing mineral grip that supports notes of yellow plum and melon at the core, with spice and floral accents gliding along the edges. Delivers a long, inviting finish. Drink now through 2029.”
90 Points Wine Spectator
 

2018 Château Marjosse Grand Vin du Bordeaux………….…………………………………………….10/40
Bordeaux, France
“Offers lovely black currant and raspberry aromas, fresh and vibrant in the glass; plum jam and black olive notes emerge with time. The palate is underpinned by fine tannins, good substance and a crisp, cedar-tinged finish that is a pure joy. A must-buy from Pierre Lurton’s home estate. Extremely pleasing wine.”
92 Points Vinous, 92 Points Wine Advocate, 92 Points James Suckling
 

2016 Domaine de la Charbonnière Vacqueyras…………………………………………..……..………13/52
Rhône Valley, France
“From the estate's vineyards near Sarrians, the 2016 Vacqueyras had yet to be bottled at the time of my June visit. It's full-bodied and creamy textured, with lovely raspberry and dried spice nuances.”
92 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
 “The 2016 Vacqueyras checks in as a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah that was brought up in a mix of wood tanks and stainless steel. This juicy, medium to full-bodied, elegant 2016 gives up classic notes of spices, garrigue, iron, and assorted dark fruits. I love its complexity as well as its elegance.”
91 Points Jeb Dunnuck