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Domaine Billaud-Simon

Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos

2019

White

Wine Enthusiast

99

June 24, 2022

[Cellar Selection] "Cellar Selection - A champion of the celebrated Les Clos, this powerful, soul-reaching wine highlights the finesse of grand cru Chablis even in the hottest of vintages. Indisputably massive, unctuous even, it pulsates with yellow-cherry and peach flavors yet remains anchored in steel and breathtaking tension. It’s explosive in fruit now but will gain deeper nuance and complexity with time. Best After 2024."

Fattoria dei Barbi

Brusco dei Barbi Toscana Rosso IGT

2018

Red

Wine Advocate

88

March 22, 2022

Here’s a sample that has not been reviewed by this publication in a long while, or decades really. Packaged with a retro-looking black label and bold red font, the Fattoria dei Barbi 2018 Brusco dei Barbi is made with Sangiovese. Actually, the technical sheet reads “mostly” Sangiovese, and I imaged the other blending components to be complimentary Tuscan indigenous grapes. The wine is initially shy, but with some effort, you get dark fruit, blackcurrant, and wild rose. The 2018 vintage is not big on intensity, and to the palate, this mid-weight red offers good freshness. Interestingly, this wine was created as the result of fermentation experiments by Giovanni Colombini in the 1960s and 1970s

Château Mont-Redon

Cotes du Rhône Rouge

2019

Red

Wine Spectator

88

March 8, 2022

Very open and expressive, with a burst of dark cherry preserve backed by a hint of anise. Features a flash of warm earth that keeps it just honest enough on the finish. Grenache and Syrah. Drink now. 30,000 cases made, 1,500 cases imported.

Domaine Faiveley

Mercurey Rouge La Framboisière

2018

Red

Wine Spectator

92

March 7, 2022

This red bursts with youthful, juicy black cherry and blackberry flavors, accented by mint, spice and earth. Well defined and intense, ripe fruit and mineral notes linger on the resonant finish. Best from 2023 through 2035. 3,800 cases made, 200 cases imported.

Fattoria dei Barbi

Rosso di Montalcino DOC

2020

Red

Wine Advocate

88

February 17, 2022

The Fattoria dei Barbi 2020 Rosso di Montalcino promises a simple and easy-drinking approach, and that’s exactly what it delivers. The wine is redolent of sweet cherry and redcurrant, but there are some tarry and earthy tones that are specific to Sangiovese from Montalcino.

Fattoria dei Barbi

Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG

2016

Red

Wine Advocate

95

February 17, 2022

Fattoria dei Barbi is one of the historic, grandfather estates of the appellation, and this important point comes to mind every time I have the honor of reviewing their new releases. The wines always show a distinctly traditional side that is just part of this estate’s DNA, and I’d like to think that this defining characteristic would not change even if a concerted effort was made to do so. Territory speaks loud in the 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva. The wine offers purity and deep layering with alternating tones of dried cherry, dark spice, cola, and crushed flowers. Only 4,000 bottles were made

Château Mont-Redon

Châteauneuf du Pape Le Plateau

2016

Red

James Suckling

97

February 3, 2022

In spite of a hint of charcoal, this is a very deep and charming wine with an entire microcosm of spice on the powerful yet refined.

Château Mont-Redon

Châteauneuf du Pape Rouge

2020

Red

James Suckling

95

February 3, 2022

Enchanting and complex nose of red fruit, tobacco leaf, licorice and delicate spices. Super-sensual palate that’s rich and refined, with so many nuances that you could spend hours studying it. Stunning interplay of ripe fruit with raw-meat and smoked-bacon character. Very long, silky finish that makes it hard not to take another gulp. Sustainable. Drink or hold.

Bodegas Castro Martin

Albariño Sobre Lias Rias Baixas DO

2019

White

Destilados y Bodegas de Galicia 2022

January 21, 2022

[Gold Medal]

Cuvaison

Estate Pinot Noir

2019

Red

Wine Spectator

89

January 11, 2022

Textured, with a rich spiciness to the dried berry, cherry paste and beefy flavors, which are supported by medium-grained tannins. The supple finish features chocolatey overtones. Drink now through 2023. 2,492 cases made