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Clau de Nell
Cuvée Violette, Cabernet Franc-Cabernet Sauvignon, Anjou AOC — 2018

The Wine Advocate
96 Points

The 2018 Anjou Violette is deep, rich and very intense but elegant on the pure and refined nose, with dark fruit, tea and kumquat aromas. Full-bodied, deep and generous on the palate, this is a full-bodied, rich and generous, silky-textured, refined and tensioned Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon blend that is one of the highlights of the vintage. Fabulous! A must buy!

Stephan Reinhardt, October 2021
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Clau de Nell
Chenin Blanc, Val de Loire IGP — 2018

The Wine Advocate
93+ Points

The 2018 Chenin Blanc, from sandstone-silex and clay-limestone soils, displays an intense straw-yellow color and opens with an intense and complex, lemony chalky aroma with yeasty notes and a kiss of oak. On the palate, this is a full-bodied, textural, very elegant and finely tensioned Burgundian Chenin with a finely creamy sur lie texture, very fine tannins and refreshing lemon aromas. , but it is textural, more haptic, gentle and very well elaborated. This is a great, lush and fruity but highly finessed Chenin, especially for this difficult year. Lovely lingering salinity and mineral grip.

Stephan Reinhardt, October 2021
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Clau de Nell
Cabernet Franc, Anjou AOC – 2018

The Wine Advocate
93+ Points

The 2018 Anjou Cabernet Franc is from sandstone and red silex soils and opens with a deep, intense and concentrated dark berry and cherry aroma intertwined with iodine and some plummy notes with crystalline sugar notes and baked blueberry aromas. Silky, rich and intense on the palate, this is an elegant, deep, refined, long and complex Cab Franc with a tight tannin structure, and kumquat and somewhat brutish aromas. The wine has great aging potential, but it's very individual, with dense fruit but ripe and elegant tannins.

Stephan Reinhardt, October 2021
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Clau de Nell
Grolleau, Vin de Pays du Val de Loire — 2018

The Wine Advocate
93 Points

The 2018 Val de Loire Grolleau opens with a light reduction on the nose that is clear, fresh and spicy, with fresh raspberry, blackberry and elegant flinty aromas. Silky, fresh and elegant on the palate, this is a fleshy, sweet, silky-textured but generous red with fine tannins and an elegant, crystalline and concentrated, tart finish. Needs some time, but this is excellent and generous.

Stephan Reinhardt, October 2021
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Clau de Nell
Cuvée Violette, Cabernet Franc-Cabernet Sauvignon, Anjou AOC — 2018

Vinous
91 Points

The 2018 Anjou Cuvée Violette is full-bodied and rounded, offering a soft embrace. True to its name, it does smell of violets as well as wood smoke, spice and dark black fruits. There's concentration here, no doubt due to the low yields off 70-year-old Cabernet Sauvignon vines and the 45-year-old Cabernet Franc. The tannins have been well handled and provide a frame of chalky structure. The merest whiff of barnyard meets the florals on the finish, but it's kept in check.

Rebecca Gibb, October 2021
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Clau de Nell
Cabernet Franc, Anjou AOC – 2018

Vinous
90 Points

The 2018 Anjou Cabernet Franc is serious and structured, showing the ripeness of this vintage in its breadth, ripe fruit and slightly heady aromas. Produced from 45-year-old vines that yield 35–40hl/ha, this is soft and tender on entry, but the tannins build like a square frame, leaving a structured finish. Integrated use of oak is evidenced by a hint of vanilla from a small percentage of new barrels (less than 10% new). The finish is fragrant with lingering violets and savory notes.

Rebecca Gibb, October 2021
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Clau de Nell
Cabernet Franc, Anjou AOC – 2018

Vinous
90 Points

The 2018 Anjou Cabernet Franc is serious and structured, showing the ripeness of this vintage in its breadth, ripe fruit and slightly heady aromas. Produced from 45-year-old vines that yield 35–40hl/ha, this is soft and tender on entry, but the tannins build like a square frame, leaving a structured finish. Integrated use of oak is evidenced by a hint of vanilla from a small percentage of new barrels (less than 10% new). The finish is fragrant with lingering violets and savory notes; there is a question over the light barnyard element and the slightly drying finish...

Josh Raynolds, October 2021
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Royal Tokaji
Nyulászó, 6 Puttonyos, Tokaji — 2017

Decanter
94 Points

Ginger spiced fresh apricot, orange blossom, marmalade and a hint of flint on the nose. White pepper-dusted apricot and ripe persimmon, with crystallized ginger spiciness and raisin, dried apricot complexity follow through. With the highest residual sugar level among all six 2017 Aszú releases of Royal Tokaji, Nyulászó maintained a well-lifted body, thanks to its solid varietal acidity and more layered flavour profile. Honey-glazed grapefruit gives it a moreish finish.

Sylvia Wu, October 2021
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Royal Tokaji
Mézes Mály, 6 Puttonyos, Tokaj — 2017

Decanter
93 Points

“The Mézes Mály ('honey pot') 'Great 1st Growth' with its loess soils presents the most distinctive nose among the six 2017 Royal Tokaji Aszús; bruised pineapple, sour citrus, crushed stone and a hint of raspberry candy over an undertone of mango and apricot. An earthy palate of ginger, acacia honey and warming yellow fruits, balanced by chalky acids and citrus peel bitterness, which follows to the finish. Salivating and morish.

Sylvia Wu, October 2021
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Royal Tokaji
Szt. Tamás, 6 Puttonyos, Tokaj — 2017

Decanter
93 Points

The Szt.Tamás Aszú has a lifted nose of apricot jam, bruised apple and a hint of fresh sourdough. Spiced and honeyed on the palate with ginger and white pepper, grapefruit peel bitterness, marmalade and dried apricot. The acidity is more mellow than the Gold Label, although it still provide an excellent backbone. Ginger and dried fruit notes linger on.

Sylvia Wu, October 2021
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Royal Tokaji
Betsek, 6 Puttonyos, Tokaj — 2017

Decanter
92 Points

“The Betsek site is rich in clay, dark humus soils and chalk-white mineral. Jasmine and freshly-cut ginger open up to marmalade, honeyed yellow fruits, with a touch of beeswax. Ginger and tangerine peel bitterness provide an extra dimension to the rich core of apricot and marmalade, lifted by mineral acidity. The finish is pure, honeyed and long.

Sylvia Wu, October 2021
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Champagne Gosset
Grand Blanc de Blancs Brut – Non-Vintage

The Wine Advocate
92 Points

The latest rendition of Gosset's NV Brut Grand Blanc de Blancs reveals youthful aromas of citrus zest, white flowers and almond paste. Medium to full-bodied, bright and fleshy, with tangy acids and a pillowy mousse, it concludes with chalky grip. This Champagne's structure suggests that it should develop gracefully in the cellar.

William Kelley, September 2021
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Champagne Gosset
Grand Rosé Brut – Non-Vintage

The Wine Advocate
92 Points

Notes of tangerine, peach, white flowers and wheat toast preface the latest rendition of Gosset's NV Brut Grand Rosé, a medium to full-bodied, pillowy and charming wine with a fleshy core of fruit, chalky structure and tangy acids. Elegantly vinous and flavorful, it's a fine success.

William Kelley, September 2021
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Champagne Gosset
Grande Réserve Brut – Non-Vintage

The Wine Advocate
92 Points

Aromas of crips orchard fruit, pear and apricot, mingled with hints of fresh bread and pastry, introduce the latest release of Gosset's NV Brut Grande Réserve, a medium to full-bodied, fleshy but incisive wine that's deceptively generous but also structured to reward some bottle age.

William Kelley, September 2021
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Quinta da Côrte
Princesa, Douro DOC – 2018

The Wine Advocate
90 Points

A bigger and more powerful wine than the regular 2016 (although that had two years more in the bottle), this is fairly intense and less evolved. It maintains many of the other themes, including reasonable mid-palate finesse (although the 2016 wins there), good structure and perhaps a high-toned hint, although not really an issue here. (I'm wondering if perhaps there is something in the grape blend producing that.) Overall, this is very well crafted with a refined feel.

Mark Squires, September 2021
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Quinta da Côrte
20 Years Old Tawny Port, Porto

The Wine Advocate
90 Points

Much along the same lines of the 2020 release I saw last year, this is a gentle 20-Year with a hit of sugar and a very youthful feel. The extra year in bottle has tamed the sugar just a bit, so this does seem a little better balanced now. That extra year doesn't change the rest of the picture, though. This remains very gentle and understated, perhaps even more so. There's not a lot of power, but it has enough depth to balance the fruit and sugar.

Mark Squires, September 2021
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Familia Torres
Purgatori, DO Costers del Segre — 2017

jamessuckling.com
92 Points

Dark cherries, plums, chocolate, vanilla and cedar on the nose. It’s medium-to full-bodied with polished tannins. Layered and creamy.

James Suckling, October 2021
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Tenuta Sette Cieli
Yantra, Toscana IGT – 2019

Wine Spectator
93 Points

A mouthful of black currant, blackberry, violet, cedar and iron lends immediate gratification in this polished red. Vibrant and balanced, with a long, firm finish that echoes dark fruit and mineral.

Bruce Sanderson, October 2021
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Quinta da Côrte
20 Years Old Tawny Port, Porto

JancisRobinson.com
17 Points

More obviously tawny in colour than the 10 Year Old. More complex aromas too. Dried fruits and candied peel but also a more nutty quality with caramelised fruit. Rich, deep and beautifully fresh on the palate with an intense flavour of caramelised orange and orange peel. Excellent integration of the spirit here, mouth-filling but finishes fresh even with all that sweetness. Very long. Impressive.

Julia Harding MW, September 2021
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Quinta da Côrte
Grande Reserva, Douro DOC – 2016

JancisRobinson.com
16.5+ Points

Very dark like the skins of black cherries. Complex aroma of black fruit, dried cherry, the beginning of a leathery aroma. Smooth and dense on the palate, the tannins thick and smooth. Still very youthful, and at the tipping point between fresh fruit and bottle-aged flavours. Chewy, generous, rich.

Julia Harding MW, September 2021
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