Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 94pts:
Sourced from vines plated in 1951 on partly limestone, partly silex soils the dense, firmly structured 2012 Sancerre Les Romains has an intense yellow color and a rich nose with an amalgam of ripe (and slightly oxidized) fruit, crushed rocks, fresh citrus flavors, yeast, (new) oak, nut oil, hazelnut, yogurt and chalk. On the palate all these impressions become tactile and tastable in a rich, creamy textured Sancerre with a demanding minerality and a finish that reminds of vins jaunes of the Jura region. Although quite inaccessible, this is a profund, powerful and extremely salty Sauvignon of great expression and complexity. It is by far not fully developed but we should be curious to taste it again in 3-4 years. Reviewed October 2014.
erobertparker.com 92pts: The 2014 Ramnasgras Cinsault comes from a vineyard planted in 1956 and it's a superb take on the variety by winemaker Adi Badenhorst. It has an almost Pinot...
Origin: Guadalupe Valley Blend: 93% Grenache, 7% Petite Sirah Fermentation: Traditional fermentation in open concrete tanks Ageing: 11 months in French and American oak barrels of several uses Tasting notes: Intense...
Michael Cooper 3.5 Stars This is typically a fleshy wine with a ripely aromatic bouquet, sweet-fruit characters, and rich tropical-fruit flavours, crisp and vibrant.