Review Round-up (June '22) - Boutinot
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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!


 

San Felice Chianti Classico 2020: “Red-fruit and cherry nose laced with sweet oak. The palate is much more interesting than the nose would have you believe with sweet-sour cherry fruit and tannic bite. Ends on crushed red-berry fruit with a lot of acidity.” 16pts. Walter Speller, www.JancisRobinson.com (24th May ’22)

 

Finca Arantei Albariño 2020: “An intense expression of albarino with a hint of anise looming over the nectarines, limes, green apples and stony minerals. Very textured and almost full-bodied, with a taut, pure palate. Drink now.” 92pts. James Suckling, www.JamesSuckling.com (1st June ’22)

 

Fuenteseca Bobal Cabernet Sauvignon 2020: “Aromas of ripe berries, citrus rind, dried flowers and bark. Soft and polished with medium body and a creamy texture. Ripe and mellow with notes of blue fruit and flowers to close. From organically grown grapes. Vegan. Drink or hold.” 90pts. James Suckling, www.JamesSuckling.com (1st May ’22)

 

Caparrone Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo 2021: “With a name like Cerasuolo, meaning cherry, it comes as no surprise that this wine is a bright cherry-pink colour and that cherries are a typical fruit profile of the wine. Aromas of fresh red cherries and the bittersweeet notes of almond kernels lead onto rich, ripe sour cherry fruit, almost intense and jammy, with restrained fine mineral structure, a hint of chalky texture, delicate tannins on the finish and lifted by a vibrant, fresh leafy acidity. Beautiful and unapologetically intense, ripe fruit with mouthwatering freshness. Drink 2022-2027.” 91pts. Elizabeth Gabay MW, Decanter (July ’22)

 

Pazo de Monterrey Godello 2020: “Fine interplay of lemon curd aromas with warm stone. Rich and balanced by darts of acidity, complex. Drink 2022-2025.” 90pts. Decanter (July ’22)

 

 

Capricho Val de Paxariñas Godello 2020: “This is majority Godello, with 15% Doña Blanca in the mix to add aromatics. Entirely unoaked, it’s wonderfully crisp, vibrant and citrussy fresh, an ideal match for fish or seafood.” 90pts. Decanter (July ’22)

 

Nicosia Etna Rosso Contrada Monte Gorna [Organic] 2018: “Monte Gorna sits at 700m-750m on the south slopes of Etna. Fantastic value, this offers a fragrance of wild flowers, herbs and berries. Soft black cherry, red berries and potpourri, mineral acidity and fine-grained tannins.” 94pts. Decanter (July ’22)

 

Cabriola by Borsao 2017: “This full-bodied version is balanced and well-knit, enlivened by racy acidity and a fragrant tang of fresh herbs, offering flavours of kirsch, toast, fig cake and smoke wrapped around taut tannins. Ends with a juicy, spicy finish. Garnacha, Syrah and Mazuelo. Drink now through 2029.” 91pts. Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator (31st July ’22)

 

Tres Picos Garnacha 2019: “A rich red in a modern style, with an overtone of toasty smoke and a firm frame of tannins swathed in flavours of blackberry, blueberry and menthol. Fresh, spiced finish. Best from 2023 through 2028.” 90 pts. Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator (31st July ’22)

 

Borsao Zarihs (Old Vine Shiraz) 2017: “An elegant, medium- to full-bodied red, with an underpinning of smoky mineral and flavors of baked blackberry, herbed olive and toast. Well-spiced, with creamy tannins and a lasting, fresh finish. Drink now through 2029.” 91 pts. Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator (31st July ’22)

 

Henners Gardner Street Classic 2020: “Bacchus and Chardonnay can both stake a claim to be England’s most promising white variety in still wines. Here they prove they can work together, even if it’s the floral, herbaceous Kentish Bacchus that dominates the blend, with barrel-fermented Sussex Chardonnay providing the bass notes. Mellow and moreish.” The Wine Merchant Magazine (June ’22) 

 

Pablo Y Walter Malbec 25cl Can 2021: “The vivid purple hue of the rim gives a hint of the lively and fruity flavours to follow. Raspberry, blackcurrant and a slice of red apple on the nose lead into classic bright and youthful Malbec flavours on the palate, with zingy acidity and ripe tannins. ” 94 Points Decanter Expert’s Choice (June ’22)

 

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