Review Round-up (Feb 24) - Boutinot
X

What's been said about our wines...

We truly believe our wines are fantastic, but you already knew that – we wouldn’t sell them if we didn’t!

That said, it is always nice when someone else recognises the quality in our portfolio, even better when they write a lovely review in the press to tell everyone about it…

Here’s a round-up of what they’ve been saying about us this last month!


 

Cave de Turckheim Grand Cru Brand Gewurztraminer, AOP Alsace Grand Cru 2019:  Coffee aromas strongly overlay the typical Gewurz notes of rose petals! Quite unusual with what seems to be a strongly lactic (keened-yogurt and sour-cream) dimension to the palate. Very creamy, but also tension, freshness and florals. Violets and wisteria, rose petals and mango, key-lime pie and cream. What on earth would you pair this with? Petit fours? Dark-chocolate violet creams? 16.5 Points Tamlyn Currin “Alsace – grand cru power” in Jancis Robinson.com

 

Cave de Turckheim Grand Cru Brand Pinot Gris, AOP Alsace Grand Cru 2017: There is something about the aromas and flavours of this wine that remind me of Moroccan pastilla. Densely packed and aromatic and sweet-savoury, spicy, fruity, meaty and baked pastry. But it’s also richly creamy: one sip is baked sour cream laced with honey, another is like cheesecake, another like cream cheese wrapped in pastry and sprinkled with salt. The sweetness comes in the form of dried apricots and guava jelly. It feels like heavy, heavy silk – like a royal wedding dress? Rich and thrilling and very, very seductive. Pair with ripe, washed-rind cheese that is melting off the board? 17 Points Tamlyn Currin “Alsace – grand cru power” in Jancis Robinson.com

 

Henners Blanc de Blancs 2018: Beautiful, oh-so-English aromas of raw honey, pear, lemon rind, ground ginger, nougat and fresh cream form the nose of this stellar sparkling from a coastal vineyard in East Sussex. Mouthwatering citrusy acidity first hits the tongue, followed by a chalky texture, a tickle of toast and a long lemony finish amid a fine bead of bubbles. — 95 Points Christina Pickard – Wine Enthusiast 

 

Señorio de Sarría, Garnacha Rosado, Navarra, Spain 2022: Delicious strawberries and cream! Made in a traditional Navarran style, deep pink in colour, verging on light red. Despite its concentration, there’s great acidity which keeps the wine light on its feet. A very versatile wine with a fruity pomegranate finish that can be enjoyed as an aperitif or even paired with a Vietnamese salad with a touch of spice. 90Pts Beth Willard, Experts Choice,  Decanter (Feb ’24)

 

Kloster Eberbach Crescentia Höllenberg Spätburgunder Trocken. VDP. Erste Lage 2020: Dark berry shimmers in the glass, with inflections of forest fruit. The palate is creamy and smooth with ripe 2020 tannins, yet a lovely freshness carries both conifer and maple syrup spice. The fruit was captured well. There is nothing overripe. Fragrant red cherry purity sets the tone. Lovely, balanced, smooth, fresh and aromatic, the 2020 is beautifully pure with a spicy finish, quiet and understated. (Bone-dry). 91pts Anne Krebiehl MW, Vinous (Dec ’23)

 

In the News, Press and Media