The Dupeubles ferment their Beaujolais via carbonic maceration: whole, intact grape clusters are thrown into tanks and coated with carbon dioxide, setting off a chemical reaction wherein each berry essentially ferments from the inside out. The resulting wines have low levels of tannin and trademark aromas of juicy red fruit and spice, and can be gulped down effortlessly. This is what good Beaujolais is all about!
Beautiful dark ruby color with quite an intense bouquet bringing together aromas of red ripe berries (raspberry) as well as spicier vanilla notes. On the palate the wine is incredibly round with a dense tannic structure, yet not overly massive. Great freshness finished off by slight mineral undertones and a silky texture.
Lovely flowery bouquet with notes of acacia. The palate is well balanced with no harsh tannins indicating quite early maturity. Blend: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc
Big tannins, smoky wood notes and prominent fruit mark this wine, along with acidity and freshness. It’s powerful, with the most gentle structure of concentrated dusty tannins and intensely-fresh blackberry-juice flavors.
97 Points – Wine Advocate
Sanctorum is only made in the best vintages and is comprised of the oldest vines of Grenache (well over 100 years old) in Le Crau. It is aged entirely in demi-muid and bottled in magnum. Chateauneuf Du Pape, France
Ripe fruit balanced out by backbone and structure, this Syrah shows plum, black pepper, pencil lead and warming spices.
APPEARANCE : Ruby-red colour, intense, cherry-red highlights. NOSE : Complex, elegant, red fruit aromas, spice aromas, guarrigue aromas, toast aromas. PALATE : Well-balanced, full-bodied, fresh fruit hints, clove hints, toast hints, soft tannin, powerful body, long length.
Attractive aromas and flavors that are fruity & savory. Red fruits and a touch of spice are linked with gentle tannins. Soft, smooth, and easy to drink.
The 2010 vintage is particularly rich in aromas of small berries - woodland strawberries, redcurrant. In the palate this wine has good tannic structure . A wine to be enjoyed as of now.
This Paul Autard vintage is a balanced, elegant, deeply colored and vividly flavored Chateauneuf-du-Pape, due to the old vines' naturally low yields. It brims with fresh and pure dark berry fruit and notes of black pepper and chocolate.
Very expressive and gourmet nose with hints of strawberry, cherry, vanilla and floral notes. Round and supple attack followed by a silky mid-palate with a long, aromatic finish. Nice freshness and pretty tannic substance.
Dark and vinous, featuring blackberry, black currant and plum fruit melded with smoldering charcoal and singed bay leaf notes. The long finish echoes. Best from 2017 through 2023.
Aromas and flavors of stone fruit, pomegranate and blueberry. Silky texture and long finish.
A vibrant, bright, intense ruby red wine with a slightly spicy, expansive, ethereal nose bursting with ripe fruit. Bold and full-bodied on the mouth, with unobtrusive rounded tannins.
A seamless, medium- to full-bodied red. Like fine silk, this weaves through the range of crushed black cherry, licorice and citrus with fine, supple tannins and an underpinning of smoke-tinged mineral. Offers a long, lingering finish.
Ruby red in color with purple highlights, with a nose of red fruit intensity along with notes of vanilla, chocolate, leather and aromas of oak. Ample and enveloping on the palate with supple tannins and a savory freshness of the Sangiovese grape. The balance between acidity and tannins is excellent, and the finish has a lovely length and persistence.
Distinguished by its elegance and its deep ruby red color. It presents a good concentration on the mid-palate and a persistent aftertaste, with a rounded and voluptuous body, and interesting, silky tannins. It unites potency and elegance and looks like having a promising future. With its tempting perfumes of red berries and its clean freshness, the complexity of this wine presents an excellent balance.
This vintage exhibits a very concise and clear sense of aromatic and tannic precision. Elegant mineral tones appear on the long, silky finish.
Intense ruby-garnet in color, pronounced aromas of blackberries and spices complement undertones of forest floor and hints of smoke. On the palate, the wine is harmonious and balanced with soft, round tannins.
Purple in appearance, it exhibits a bouquet redolent of wild berry preserves, lifted by smooth notes of spice. On the palate, it is beautifully balanced and delicious, with supple, velvety tannins.
96 Points - Wine Advocate
Balsamic and red fruit notes, while in the mouth shows itself with ripen and silky tannins which are supported by a vibrant finish. It is now enjoyable but capable of ageing for many years. This wine is persistent, velvety, and goes on for minutes once opened.
Conti di Buscareto has... focused its efforts on the resurrection of a local red grape called “Lacrima Nera” or “Black Tears.” Named for its loss of juice when the grape becomes very ripe, Lacrima Nera produces aromatic wines with notes of rose petals, and has recently been saved from extinction
93 Points - Wine Advocate
Ruby red with orange reflections. The bouquet is intense with tertiary notes of rose, leather, tobacco, and emerging notes of violet. The taste is ample and embracing, with a soft, persistent finish.
This is an exceptionally well-made and good quality wine with deep garnet colour. Intense nose, with dried fruit, plus a liquorice & smoky coating. Full-bodied, structured palate, with ripe tannins hidden behind a black-fruit palate.
On the nose, it offers sensations of sweet tobacco, leather and spiciness. It is fresh and jammy, rich in structure with good backbone and great harmony. Martinenga is a Barbaresco of great race and breeding.
This wine would make a great impression on an elegantly dressed table with a fine meat-based menu. The wine's natural structure and freshness make it very food friendly and its elegant aromas of cassis, small berry, cola and white truffle will evolve beautifully throughout your meal.
A medium bodied wine with silky tannins and refreshing acidity. It opens with sweet and juicy notes of blackberry and black cherry, and then it ends with a pleasant salty and savory hint.
Ripe black-skinned fruit, blue flower, crushed mint and cake spice aromas take center stage, while a balsamic note stays in the background. It's big, juicy and incredibly delicious, as it doles out mouthfuls of ripe plum, succulent blackberry, Marasca cherry and vanilla alongside soft, polished tannins. A star anise note lingers on the close.
Brilliant ruby red with notes of cherries, brandied cherries, dark berries, violets and dried roses which recall nuances of citrus fruits and mint. On the palate, noble and silky tannins. Very balanced with a long finish of fresh, delicate spices.
Red colour with violet hues, refers to the sweetness of a dark fruit with refined elegance. Intense and rich on the nose, it is both concentrated and harmonious: flowers and fruits to give way to hay, tobacco, spices. Bright summer berries on the palate with graphite veins lead to the discovery of a series of sensations.
Intense ruby red color. On the nose, the aromas of ripe red berry fruit, sweet spices, and a light and fresh minty note are the most prominent sensations. The palate is well structured, persistent, and very pleasurable in its fruity finish and aftertaste.
Made entirely with Merlot, this opens with delicate aromas of black-skinned fruit and a whiff of baking spice. The mature palate reveals prune and vanilla alongside rather evolved tannins.
Warm, soft, fruity, with intense sensations of ripe black cherry and blackberry; remarkably persistent with soft tannins, velvety, balanced and harmonious.
Clean ruby red. Deep aroma with nice acidy.Medium bodied and strucutured.
A deep ruby red with bright highlights. Nose: forthrightly and fruitily intense, initial sensations of sour black cherry and cherry giving way to pleasantly earthy notes of damp soil.
Bouquet: despite a lack of structure and persistence, its characteristic fruity freshness makes Pelisa eminently quaffable.
Ruby red with garnet highlights. Aromas of ripe fruit, cherries, plums, dried fruit, spices, vanilla, and cinnamon. Fruity in flavor with notes of vanilla, supple in its tannins.
Medium bodied, the 2014 Barbaresco displays intense red fruit aromas with hints of white pepper and anise. The wine is powerful, firm, with an ethereal flavor supported by good acidity.
A dark, brooding wine, the Montestefano comes across as quite virile, with huge tannins and equally imposing dark fruit. Smoke, leather, licorice and game add to an impression of raw, almost unrestrained, power. The Montestefano is a wine painted in broad brush strokes that emphasize power over elegance. Then again, that is Montestefano.
You'll find aromas of star anise, freshly tilled soil, chopped herb and balsamic notes on this full-bodied red. The smooth, concentrated palate delivers juicy black cherry, raspberry compost, pipe tobacco and licorice accompanied by firm, refined tannins and bright acidity.
The Pajé is simply fabulous. Sweet floral notes soar from the glass as this deep, beautifully resonant Barbaresco shows off its compelling inner sweetness and total sense of poise. The flavors are deep yet fresh, with wonderful fragrance and impeccable balance throughout. A wine of total harmony, the 2013 is going to be nearly impossible to resist young. The 2013 is one of the better versions of the Pajé produced.
The Pora is soft, pliant and enveloping. The wine is rich and deeply textured, with layers of fruit that continue to build with time in the glass. The tannins are present, but they are nearly buried by the sheer intensity of the fruit. This is an especially powerful, brooding edition of the Pora. Although impressive today, the 2013 will drink well for decades to come.
Offers aromas of wild red berry, menthol, Alpine herb, saddle leather and dark culinary spice. The concentrated palate boasts enviable finesse and is practically weightless in the mouth, showing crushed black cherry, juicy raspberry, orange zest, clove and licorice alongside firm, velvety tannins. Bright acidity provides impeccable balance.
The Rio Sordo is medium in body, yet deep and beautifully resonant, the 2013 has so much to offer. It should open up a bit earlier than most of the other 2013s in the range. Succulent dark cherry, plum, tobacco, mint, licorice and lavender grace the effortless finish.
Deep ruby red with garnet reflections. Rich in bouquet and persistent, with hints of red berries and spices like cocoa, vanilla and coffee. The palate is warm and well-balanced, with a consistent structure of tannins which support the long finish of the wine.
#19 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2018
Expressive and smooth, this hits all the right notes, with pure black cherry, black currant and violet flavors. Touches of earth, iron and tobacco add complexity.
The aromas of this complex red wine range from cherries and plums to gladiolus flowers and earthy flint. The tannic, oak-aged flavors are bright and round, with a dry, warm, earthy finish.
Ruby purple color with ripe red cherry aromas with hints of mineral and vanilla. A dry, medium bodied red wine with refreshing acidity (making it perfect to pair with food) and soft tannins, the Barbera d’Asti Tre Vigne is well balanced with good integration of oak, good complexity and a finish of more red cherries.
The bouquet here is generous and broad with dark fruit, spice and tar. You even get a touch of citrus or dried orange peel. The mouthfeel is a bit thinner and more delicate in this vintage. Yet the tannins leave a firm footprint and promise a good aging future ahead.
Purple red colour, the Dolcetto has black cherry, raspberry and hint of blueberries aromas. An unoaked wine, this medium bodied red has soft tannins, moderate acidity and good balance.
Offers up generous fruit along with menthol, spices and hard candy, showing notable intensity while retaining an essentially mid-weight style. Strong, intense and powerful when young, complex and elegant with aging.
An intense ruby red in color, the wine shows a complex nose of ripe red berry fruit along with cherries and plums, all well integrated with the spicy sensation of vanilla and pepper created by the aging in oak barrels. The 2014 Villa Antinori Rosso, supple on the palate with soft and velvety tannins, is firm bodied and endowed with a long and tasty finish.
The color of the wine is lively ruby red.
An elegant wine with a powerful and rich taste, dominated by tones of black fruit, revealing against the background of a dense texture. Concentrated notes of black currant softened with silky tannins. This wine has an intense aroma with hints of red cherries and plums, hints of olives, herbs and spices.
#89 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2015
Deep ruby red. Aromas of wild berries and hints of spice. Medium-bodied, intense flavors of blackberry and dark cherry, accented by notes of violet, pepper and exotic spices.
#12 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2016
Intense, mature nose with mineral aromas that give way to black fruit, such as blackberry and blackcurrant. Hints of licorice, redcurrant and cherries in liqueur on a backdrop of dark chocolate and subtle hints of a well-structured wood. Elegant in the mouth, well-balanced, voluptuous and silky, polished tannins with a wellbalanced acidity, long and lasting.
Lurid ruby. Aromas of cherry and licorice are complemented by a suggestion of dark chocolate, and a smoky nuance emerges slowly. Spice-tinged red and blue fruit flavors show very good depth as well as vivacity thanks to a spine of juicy acidity. Finishes quite long, with lingering spiciness, gentle tannins and an echo of sweet red fruit.
Cherry red with garnet highlights. Intense aromas of wild blackberries and blueberry jam with toasted and spicy notes, such as pink peppercorn, and exciting undertones of hot wax and exquisitely fine oak. Round, velvety and mature, it envelops the palate in its perfume.
Fruit-forward palate of cherries and blackberries carries through to a refined, lengthy finish. Blend: 85% Garnache and 15% Syrah
Aged 6 months in French and American barriques. Concentrated and voluptuous ripe fruit is complemented by strong minerality and wood spice on the nose and finish.
Blend: 50% Garnacha, 20% Merlot, 20% Syrah, 10% Mazuelo