SIEPI TOSCANA

2019 Italy Tuscany
99 Points

The 2019 Siepi continues a trend towards greater finesse and nuance in this wine. Crème de cassis, lavender, spice, licorice and plum meld together effortlessly in the glass. Dense and layered, with striking detail, the 2019 is so impressive. The flavors are bright, bold and punchy. An exceptionally beautiful and riveting wine, the 2019 is rich and concentrated, but not at all heavy. What a total knock-out. – A.G.

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Vinous SEPTEMBER 2021
SIEPI TOSCANA

SAINT-JOSEPH

2018 France Rhone Valley
92 Points

Char and smoked hazelnut skins accent plump, pristine blackcurrant and black plum flavors in this gorgeously juicy, fresh-footed Saint-Joseph. Medium bodied and spry in profile yet ripe and lip smacking in fruit, it’s an easy drinking but nuanced Syrah etched by hints of truffle and earth along with a lingering, delicately chalky finish. —A.I.

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Wine Enthusiast NOVEMBER 2021
SAINT-JOSEPH

"LES GRANDES PLACES" CÔTE-RÔTIE

2017 France Rhone Valley
96 Points

EDITOR'S CHOICE; Sourced from 80-yearold vines on a miniscule lieu-dit of mica schist, Les Grandes Places highlights pure, pulsing blueberry and blackberry flavors edged by hints of licorice, lilac and leather. Matured 24 months in new oak, it’s a deeply grounded, sumptuous wine that should gain earthen, animal perfume as it improves through 2030. —A.I.

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Wine Enthusiast NOVEMBER 2021
"LES GRANDES PLACES" CÔTE-RÔTIE

"LA VIALLIÈRE" CÔTE-RÔTIE

2017 France Rhone Valley
95 Points

Smoky tobacco and charred vanilla notes accent pure, lip smacking notes of cassis and blueberry pastilles here. A full bodied, supple expression of Côte-Rôtie vinified fully destemmed and matured in 100% new French oak, it’s an extravagant, toffee-kissed sip accentuated by fine, pillowy tannins... —A.I.

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Wine Enthusiast NOVEMBER 2021
"LA VIALLIÈRE" CÔTE-RÔTIE

"CHAMPIN LE SEIGNEUR" CÔTE-RÔTIE

2017 France Rhone Valley
94 Points

EDITOR'S CHOICE; This bottling of Champin Le Seigneur offers zesty blackberry and boysenberry flavors with a dramatic, almost salty, mineral backdrop. Composed of 90% Syrah cofermented with 10% Viognier, it’s a delightfully svelte, perfumed red with penetrating berry flavors accented by hints of iron, rose petal and char. It’s drinking beautifully now but should improve well through 2030 and hold much longer still. —A.I.

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Wine Enthusiast NOVEMBER 2021
"CHAMPIN LE SEIGNEUR" CÔTE-RÔTIE

CÔTES DU RHÔNE “LA REDONNE”

2019 France Rhone Valley
90 Points

This is a 70/30 blend of Viognier and Roussanne that balances Viognier’s floral exuberance and richness with subtle notes of Roussanne’s chamomile and white pear characteristics. While dry and full bodied with a luscious, clinging mouthfeel, it’s balanced by zesty strikes of lemon mand green-apple acidity. Best now–2025. —A.I.

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Wine Enthusiast NOVEMBER 2021
CÔTES DU RHÔNE “LA REDONNE”

CÔTES DU RHÔNE ROUGE “LES ABEILLES”

2019 France Rhone Valley
90 Points

This luminous, unoaked blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre is a consistent bang-for-your-buck introduction to a Northern Rhône heavyweight producer. It highlights delightfully fresh, juicy blackberry and raspberry flavors accented by whispers of cinnamon, anise and allspice. Soft in tannins and zippy on the finish, it’s a wine best enjoyed now–2024. —A.I.

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Wine Enthusiast NOVEMBER 2021
CÔTES DU RHÔNE ROUGE “LES ABEILLES” Best Buy

LE DIX DE LOS VASCOS

2017 Chile Colchagua Valley
93 Points

Made for the first time in 1996 to commemorate Domaines Barons de Rothschild’s first decade in Chile, Le Dix is a Bordeaux blend with a classical, elegant character... delivering a nose of herbs, spices, dark fruit, graphite, minerals and a slightly rustic quality. This is a firm, concentrated wine with polished tannins and a lengthy finish. Drinking Window 2021 - 2028 - A.I.

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Decanter JUNE 2021
LE DIX DE LOS VASCOS