2014 PICPOUL DE PINET Domaine Reine Juliette
Regarded as one of the classic matches for shellfish. Lean but not mean, a bright, crystalline mineral white with lovely saline fruit, from the Languedoc Mediterranean coast.
2013 CHÂTEAU BEAUMONT BLANC Les Pierrières Blaye
70% Sauvignon, 30% Sémillon. A beautifully crafted white Bordeaux which will appeal to drinkers of even the best wines from the Graves. Fermented in wood, but only kept in the barrels for the fermentati... ( more info )
2013 MÂCON VILLAGES Domaine de la Denante
Great value Macon form this brilliant producer near Davayé. This has a lovely restrained bright style. Good hard stone fruit notes inderpinned with bright minerality. Delicious drinking.
2014 MIP* Made in Provence Classic Rosé Domaine Sainte Lucie
60% Cinsault, 20% Grenache, 20% Syrah.
2013 SOAVE Pieropan
A fantastic value wine, the 2013 Soave Classico is 85% Garganega and 15% Trebbiano di Soave refined in cement tanks. The wine paints a very authentic portrait of Soave thanks to the drying minera... ( more info )
Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate (wwww.erobertparker.com)
2014 SANCERRE Chavignol Domaine Vincent Delaporte
Matthieu says this is the best vintage ever made at the domaine - that is fighting talk from such a brilliant producer who consistently bangs out brilliant wine year after year. When I visited just befo... ( more info )
2009 CHÂTEAU PALOUMEY Cru Bourgeois Supérieur Médoc
The Paloumey 2009 has a very fragrant bouquet with fresh strawberry, redcurrant and a touch of vanilla. Very fine definition and lift. The palate is medium-bodied with a tensile entry, edgy tanni... ( more info )
Neal Martin, www.erobertparker.com