Tasting Notes: Pale pink with a hue of copper. A delicate and typical Provence rosé, made up mostly of grenache and cinsault. It shows lovely notes of white flowers, citrus and peach. The finish is long and linear. A wine that will still reward you a year from now.
Tasting Notes: 50/50 Cinsault and Grenache. Smooth as silk, an elegant rosé made by a cooperative near Toulon. Laden with strawberry and almond, along with a bit of floral and thyme, this wine is 100% Provencal. Serve it on a spring day with warm brie.
Tasting Notes: Primarily cabernet sauvignon, with some carménère added to provide suppleness and some brightness, this wine is a very dark ruby in the glass. The nose and palate share the same intensity of black fruit, with cocoa and vanilla notes. The weight and richness on the palate are well balanced by its structure and lingering finish.
Tasting Notes: Mostly merlot with a 10% dollop of cabernet franc to seduce the palate. Generous amounts of dark fruit emerge, exposing notes of blackberry, raspberries and plum, with a slight touch of cocoa powder on the long, steady finish. Soft tannins create a silky mouthfeel. A wonderfully seductive wine that way overdelivers for its price point.
Tasting Notes: Michael Broadbent, one the first Masters of Wine, declared the '53 Haut-Brion as one of his favorite wines of the 20th Century. Sixty-eight years after the harvest, the wine still shows outstanding power, with plenty of finesse as well. It still possesses dark fruit characteristics, with a spicy, meaty complexity. The finish was long, leaving echoes of its superb complexity and quality.(If you can find it.)