• Madface35 Likes this wine: 90 points

    May 18, 2020 - Dark deep and heavy mineral notes, Flintstone vitamins. Not fading.

  • lake.vino Likes this wine: 90 points

    January 27, 2018 - Nice fruit still there. Complex dark fruit. Mineral. Gorgeous with cassoulet.

  • hutch wrote: 91 points

    November 29, 2015 - So wonderfully tasty and delicious. Not available in my market, and not sure if Dressner still carries this producer, but the most amazing Gaillac I've come across.

  • Francophile Likes this wine: 89 points

    December 8, 2014 - Nice, deep in color and tasty

  • Francophile Likes this wine: 88 points

    October 27, 2014 - Although others have not rated this that well I found it to be quite satisfactory and have friut and also good body

  • Jmarrazzo wrote: 85 points

    October 12, 2014 - Better than expected based on reviews. Fruity and while a bit simple on day 1, I wouldn't call it dumb. May lose structure in next day or two but nice dinner wine now.

  • hughmhd wrote: 79 points

    September 12, 2014 - Past its best. Very slightly p├ętillant, but still tasty.

  • Wicker Parker Likes this wine:

    July 10, 2013 - This has entered a dumb phase, I'm afraid; even on the second night it gave up little on the nose or the palate. There's plenty of young, midpalate fruit density and fresh acidity to see it through to better days, though.

  • Scooter McGraw wrote: 86 points

    October 14, 2012 - I don't think I've ever had an 86 point wine before...here it is! Part of my Garagise "debunking" project as this was a Garagiste offer that was supposed to be amazing and is just "ok". Nice red fruits on the nose, fine on the palette but the finish was very lacking in "oomph". Kind of a strange, unbalanced wine overall. New world at the beginning, limpid finish. Pop and pour. Surprised to see this at 14% alcohol as the finish was so tea-like.

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  • Wamrod wrote: 88 points

    May 8, 2012 - Dark ruby purple to the eye. Slow thin legs.

    Out of the bottle, big attack on the nose, with blueberry, blackberry and currants. Some pepper and a touch of heat.

    Nose became noticeably more muted after a short time in air.

    Palate not quite up to the nose at fiestas nose had you expecting more. However, after some time in air they were closer matched.

    Palate not as ripe as nose, however quite easy drinking, with some tannic bite. Medium powdery Dry tannins on the back end finish by melting into menthol.

    A little tricky by itself, but went well with some meat and pasta in tomato sauce.