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Jeb Dunnuck: 95+ Points for Les Varonniers, Rouge Crozes-Hermitage 2017

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Jeb Dunnuck
awarded 95+ points to Les Varonniers, Rouge Crozes-Hermitage 2017.

“The 2017 Crozes-Ermitage Les Varonniers is a wild beauty with Hermitage notes of blackberries, cassis, crushed rock, game, and burning embers. It has plenty of upfront, sexy fruit yet is concentrated, full-bodied, and deep on the palate, with abundant tannins. There are 456 cases of this beauty. Don’t miss a chance to buy a bottle. It needs 2-4 years of bottle age but is capable of evolving for 20-25 years.”

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Robert Parker: 93 Points for Les Varonniers, Rouge Crozes-Hermitage 2017

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Robert Parker Wine Advocate
awarded 93 points to Les Varonniers, Rouge Crozes-Hermitage 2017.

“Rich, concentrated and tannic, the 2017 Crozes Hermitage les Varonniers comes from a parcel of vines grown on the same granite in Hermitage as les Bessards, but it has a west-facing aspect. Dark plum and crushed-stone notes pick up hints of cassis and cedar shavings in this full-bodied, muscular red.”

– Joe Czerwinski

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Vinous: 93 Points for Les Granits Rouge Saint-Joseph 2017

Image 5-6-20 at 3.04 PMVinous awarded 93 points to Les Granits Rouge Saint-Joseph 2017.

“Inky magenta. Fresh black and blue fruit, floral and spice qualities on the assertively perfumed nose, which picks up suave mineral and vanilla flourishes with air. Sappy, focused and appealingly sweet, offering palate-staining blueberry, cassis and cherry preserve flavors and hints of salty olive, licorice and candied violet. Blends depth and energy with a steady hand and closes impressively long and spicy, with a resonating mineral note and well-knit tannins coming in late.”

– Josh Raynolds

 

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Jeb Dunnuck: 96 Points for Les Granits Rouge Saint-Joseph 2017

Image 5-6-20 at 3.04 PMJeb Dunnuck awarded 96 points to Les Granits Rouge Saint-Joseph 2017.

“Deeply colored, the 2017 Saint-Joseph Les Granits is all Syrah from that appellation’s namesake vineyard and was brought up in just 20% new French oak (a mix of demi-muids and barrels). It has a stunning bouquet of blackcurrants, blackberries, ground pepper, scorched earth, and graphite. This carries to a rich, medium to full-bodied, powerful Saint Joseph that has beautiful depth, no hard edges, and a great, great finish. Drink it anytime over the coming 15+ years.”

 

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Wine Spectator: 94 Points for Les Granits Rouge Saint-Joseph 2017

Image 5-6-20 at 3.04 PMWine Spectator awarded 94  points to Les Granits Rouge Saint-Joseph 2017.

“Lightly mulled in feel, featuring raspberry and plum notes, steeped with anise, black tea and bay leaf accents. Singed juniper hints check in through the finish. The long finish smolders pleasantly. Drink now through 2028. 57 cases imported.”

– James Molesworth

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Robert Parker: 97 Points for Neve Rouge Côte-Rôtie 2017


Image 5-6-20 at 2.58 PMRobert Parker Wine Advocate
awarded 97 points to Neve Rouge Côte-Rôtie 2017.

“From a rocky, mica-schist lieu-dit that’s only recently been showing up on single-vineyard wines, Chapoutier’s 2017 Cote Rotie Neve is a bold, full-bodied and powerful example of the appellation. Blueberry and boysenberry fruit is couched in rich, velvety tannins, followed by a long, lingering finish. Impressive.”

– Joe Czerwinski

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Jeb Dunnuck: 95+ Points for Neve Rouge Côte-Rôtie 2017


Image 5-6-20 at 2.58 PMJeb Dunnuck 
awarded 95+ points to Neve Rouge Côte-Rôtie 2017.

“From a vineyard just near Viallière and Grandes Places, the 2017 Côte Rôtie Neve is brought up all in barrels, 25% or less being new, which is the same élevage as the Mordorée. Nevertheless, it shows a very different personality compared to the Mordorée, with more minerality, austerity, tannins, and structure. Blackberries, currants, scorched earth, and graphite notes as well as incredible minerality all give way to a backward, concentrated, structured, beast of a Côte Rôtie. There are just 181 cases made, but it’s stunning stuff worth seeking out. “

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Robert Parker: 100 Points for Le Méal Rouge Ermitage 2017


Image 5-6-20 at 2.40 PMRobert Parker Wine Advocate 
awarded 100 points to Le Méal Rouge Ermitage 2017.

“Always the earliest-ripening portion of the Chapoutier holdings on the Hermitage hill, the 2017 Ermitage le Méal is a complete standout. Crème de framboise notes remain fresh and lively throughout, joined by hints of blueberry, baking spices and vanilla, while the tannins are silky, the mouthfeel generous and the overall impression is one of great seductiveness and elegance.”

– Joe Czerwinski

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Jeb Dunnuck: 96 Points for Le Méal Rouge Ermitage 2017


Image 5-6-20 at 2.40 PMJeb Dunnuck 
awarded 96 points to Le Méal Rouge Ermitage 2017.

“The 2017 Ermitage Le Méal was backward and closed, which is rare for this wine, yet has classy and complex notes of black raspberries, toasted spices, graphite, game, and flowery incense-like nuances. Full-bodied, silky, and flawlessly balanced, give bottles 4-5 years of bottle age and it should keep for 20-25 years or more.”

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Wine Spectator: 96 Points for Le Méal Rouge Ermitage 2017

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Wine Spectator 
awarded 96  points to Le Méal Rouge Ermitage 2017.

“This bristles with youthful, energetic loganberry, black currant and black cherry fruit flavors, while notes of bramble, fresh bay leaf, violet and warm humus form the backdrop. Everything knits through the finish, where a graphite accent kicks in. Best from 2023 through 2038. 15 cases imported.”

– James Molesworth