Wine Enthusiast 93pts Editors Choice
Produced from vines up to 80 years old, this is a powerful, wood-aged wine. Tannins are mixed with toast, spice and dark plum flavors. Acidity gives freshness and finishes the wine with very fine fruits as well as structure. Age this impressive wine and drink from 2018.
Bottled the Thursday before my visit, the 2014 Moulin-à-Vent Tradition was aged in wooden vats and 30% in barrels (which come from Chablis from Rottier’s mother’s Domaine des Malandes.) It has a tightly wound bouquet of strawberry pastille and red currant notes. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, crisp in the mouth with a structured, slightly austere finish that will fill out during bottle age. (Neal Martin issue #219)
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...
From the winemaker: Allan Scott Family Winemakers vineyards are largely planted on the stony, free draining mid-Wairau Valley river flats. The vineyards are sustainably managed, and with the care given...