Reviews

August 2018 90 Points, Best Buy Wine & Spirits

“This wine’s clean red fruit has gentle spiciness, lasting with the bitter touch of orange zest and a hint of pepper. It’s simple and well knit, a sparkler to drink on its own or with charcuterie.”

August 2018 92 Points, Best Buy Wine & Spirits

“As fresh as crunchy apples in the fall, this wine opens to beautiful richness with air. There’s toasty character from the lees aging and brighter notes of red fruit, hinting at raspberries. A clean sparkler with impressive flavor depth, this serves equally well as a refreshing aperitif or a substantial dinner partner with seafood sausage.”

August 2018 92 Points Wine & Spirits

“A showy Bandol, this ups mourvèdre’s dark-fruited intensity with toasted-barrel richness. It feels chocolate-dense, lush and spicy, a chewy Bandol to tuck away in the cellar for another six to ten years, then pull out for a leg of lamb."

August 2018 92 Points Wine & Spirits

““This feels like fine Italian cashmere,” said tasting director Sarah Sutel Looper when she tasted this wine. A pale rosé based on mourvedre, with small amounts of grenache and cinsault, it’s reticent at first, needing time in the glass to fill in that luxurious texture with notes of herbs and tart berries. The pink-grapefruit acidity keeps it lifted and long, an elegant rosé for grilled fish or a Provence-inspired vegetable gratin.”

August 2018 95 Points Wine & Spirits

“The Château de Selle sits on a limestone slope in the forested inland reaches of Provence. The soil is nearly half rock and the sun is intense, an imposing landscape for cultivating anything, yet this rosé is one of the most elegant we tasted from the 2017 vintage. The concentration of the fruit comes through in the wine’s luxurious satin texture, while the flavors remain restrained—hints of melon, lemon and red cherry highlighting its earthy savor. It’s very pale, but don’t let the hue fool you: It’s structured and mineral, a firm rosé that wouldn’t be out of place at Le Bernardin.”

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