Review Round-up (July '22) - 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!


Circumstance Cape Coral Mourvèdre Rosé, Stellenbosch 2021: “Satin-textured, weighty and pretty serious rosé, even when tasted amidst a decent line-up of peers and superiors in terms of price point and reputation. Dried flowers on the nose – marigolds, hibiscus, rose and chamomile petals. Very savoury, much more so than most of the wines tasted with it. Blood orange, guava, rose hips and fingertips of marzipan smudged out by maraschino-cherry flavours, but despite the sweetness of these flavours, the overriding impression is savoury and dry. A gastronomic wine, and punching well above its price point.” 17 pts, Tamlyn Currin (, 28th June ’22) 


Krakat’inii Sauvignon Blanc (25cl can): “Once the groans from its name have died down, its textbook gooseberry and asparagus aromas can come to the fore. There’s tell-tale Sauvignon Blanc high acidity here, yet it’s balanced by awesome fruit concentration from Chile’s Aconcagua region.” 94 pts. Peter Ranscombe (Decanter, 15th July. ’22)


Molinillo Malbec 2021: “Restrained nose showing pure aromas of red and dark mulberry, plums and savoury notes. Ripe and round tannins, lively acidity.” 90 pts, Alistair Cooper MW (Decanter Magazine, 30th June ’22)


Feudo Maccari Saia Nero d’Avola 2019: “A dark and brooding mix of tobacco, plum sauce, rubbed sage and smoke smoulders up from the 2019 Nero d’Avola Saia. It’s soft and enveloping with ripe black fruits and balsamic spices that resonate throughout. This leaves a bitter hint of cacao and traces of blackberry while finishing long and lightly structured. This beastly and full-throttle Nero d’Avola walks the tightrope of balance, yet it lands surefooted.” 90 pts. Eric Guido (Vinous, June ’22)


Tenute Pieralisi Villaia Verdicchio Classico Superiore [Organic] 2020: “Bitter almond and lactic notes with some apple and pear flavours and some nutty characters to finish.” 90pts (Decanter, April 2022).


Cline Cellars North Coast Viognier 2020: “Made by one of California’s original ‘Rhône Ranger’ estates, there’s 14% Pinot Gris added in, and no oak. Great value at the mix-six price (of £11.99), this is rich, fleshy and golden with ripe peach and apricot, almost tropical, and good acidity keeping it fresh, despite the 14.5% alcohol. 91 pts. Weekday Wines (Decanter, 15th July. ’22)


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