Review Round-up (Jan '21) - Boutinot

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!

Melon Blanc Vendange Nocturne Vin de France Pierre-Henri Gadais NV: “If you’re not doing dry January but want to make a gesture, this perky, dry white from the Loire is a modest 11% alcohol and doesn’t lack anything in the flavour department. It’s light bodied with an inviting floral nose and a palate of green pear, talcum powder, citrus acidity and sea spray…You could drink this with a plateau de fruits de mers, moules marinières or simple white fish, but its real mission in life is to perk you up at aperitif time.”  Joanna Simon’s Wine of The Week 15/01/2021


Cave de Tain Crozes-Hermitage ‘Sans Sulfites’ 2019: “Flowing, ripe, pure berry fruit. Tannins are fine and well handled. There is a good sense of direction despite the intense fruit ripeness, and this is better balanced than many 2019 Crozes. No added sulfites. Drinking Window 2021 – 2022″. 90 Points, Matt Walls for Decanter 03/12/2020



Domaine du Monteillet, Condrieu ‘Les Grandes Chaillées, 2019: “Very broad, but great depth of fruit that’s unusual for 2019. Sweetly rounded, and the alcohol is fairly high this year at 15%. Very rounded, saline, and sweetly ripe apricot and peach fruit on the finish”. 93 Points, Matt Walls for Decanter 08/12/2020 



False Bay ‘Slow’ Chenin Blanc, Coastal Region 2019: “Stressing its natural credentials, this is fermented with wild yeasts from old vine fruit, not organic, but sustainably farmed. The nose is peachy-creamy with a hint of lemon meringue pie, but the wild yeast does give that little bready, lightly spicy note too. In the mouth it has a really nice texture, a little bit of grip, and that downy peach character is buttressed by firm salts and lemons acidity, into a decent length of finish. Very easy to sip, yet has a bit of real character too.”  Tom Cannavan’s Wine Pages 04/01/2021 


Zorgvliet Richelle 2017: Zorgvliet Richelle came in top spot in the ‘Top ZA wines of 2020‘. It scored 95 points and the title of ‘Best Cape Bordeaux Red Blend’. 


Tabalí Pedregoso Gran Reserva Carmenère 2019: “This is really beautiful with deep, dark fruit on the nose and palate. Some tar and violets, too. Full body. The extremely fine tannins melt into the wine. Wonderful length.” 93 Points, James Suckling Top 100 Wines of 2020 –  Chile



Emiliana Coyam 2018:  “The purity of this wine is exceptional with blackberries, fresh flowers and fresh tobacco. Medium to full body, fine and silky tannins and a persistent, focused finish. Lovely silky texture to this. More elegance than the 2017. A blend of 43% syrah, 29% carmenere, 12% cabernet sauvignon, 5% mourvedre, 3% petit verdot, 3% carignan, 2% malbec, 2% garnacha and 1% tempranillo. From biodynamically grown grapes.95 Points, James Suckling Top 100 Wines of 2020 – Chile


Domaine des Tourelles Red 2018: “Mediterranean-like character with lots of vibrant redcurrant, raspberry and herbal notes. Floral, restrained and quite finely textured on the palate.” ‘Wines of the Year 2020: red and rosé wines’ – 93 Points, Decanter Magazine December 29th 2020


Borsao Zarihs Old Vine Shiraz 2016:This red marries the ripe fruit and toasty oak of the international style with a savoury, rustic character. A thick, polished texture, supported by well-integrated tannins and balsamic acidity, carries dark plum, black pepper, soy sauce and loamy earth flavours that are seamless and long. Drink now through 2032.93pts, Thomas Matthews – included in the Wine Spectator ‘Top 100 Wines of 2020’