France: Articles on French Wine & Wine Regions

2010 Château Fleur Cardinale, France, Bordeaux, St. Emillion - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
96

Great showing for this wine.  It needs some time to develop but not as much as many of the better 2010's I have tasted.  Purple in color.  The nose has nice dark cherries but this al

2009 Château Grand Mayne, France, Bordeaux, St. Emillion - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
96

What a showing for this wine.  Performing way above my expectations.  A tremendous value in Bordeaux.  Purple in color.  A huge nose with dark cherries, charcoal, spice and cher

2009 Château La Tour de Mons, France, Bordeaux, Margaux - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
90

Some real value here.  Probably one to loof or in 2015/2016.  The 09 was purple/ruby in color.  The nose has spice and dark cherries.  Very soft, accessible and seeming at peak

2009 Château Larcis Ducasse, France, Bordeaux - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

Purple in color.  The nose has black cherries and baking spices.  Perhaps a bit of smoke.  On the palate, this is tannice bu very good black cherry fruit.  It opens in the glass

2009 Château Le Conseiller (Jean-Philippe Janoueix)

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
89

Purple/Ruby in color.  The nose has sandalwood, cherries and baking spice.  On the palate, tart dark cherries.  Open and drinking well though not old.  Nice finish.  Nothin

2014 Domaine Grand Veneur Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc La Fontaine, France, Rhone, Chateau Neuf du Pape - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93

Deep golden in color.  Blind I guessed the was a Chardonnay.  Oh well.  Seems like a fair amount of oak in terms of vanilla and saw dust (to a lesser extent).  On the palate, lo

2009 Château Tour Baladoz Le Centenaire Saint-Émilion Grand Cru, France, Bordeaux - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
96

What a treat to try this.  It has been difficult finding anything out about the wine.  Apparently it is from a small vineyard that is planted on its original root stocks and over 100 year

2005 Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne Brut Rosé Cuvée Palmes d'Or, France, Champagne - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91

Pale but vibrant ruby in color.  The nose has some slight cherries and a bit of rhubarb.  A nice foam with a lot of little bubbles.  On the palate, this is good but lacks depth espec

2015 Daniel Bouland Morgon Corcelette Vieilles Vignes, Beaujolais - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93

Excellent wine and my favorite 2015 Beaujolais (So far).  Deep purple in color.  The nose is dusty with black cherries and a bit of fig.  On the palate, lovely silky texture.  B

2015 Daniel Bouland Morgon Delys, Beaujolais - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

Inky purple in color.  The nose has cedar with some cherries and black cherries.  On the palate, black cherries.  Medium tannins.  This wine is excellent but it seems to be clos

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