Review Round-up (March '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!


GinBey Gin NV: ” Classic juniper, pine aromas and citrus notes on the nose, combining on the palate with slightly salty smoke and heat flavours giving complexity and ending in a long finish.” Silver, 90 ptsIWSC Spirits Awards 2022


Giornata Fiano 2020: “The 2020 Fiano offers a compelling expression of the grape, with a viscosity and richness that will allow it to work well with a number of different cuisines or gain more honeyed complexity with bottle age. Scents of bruised apples are layered with almonds, mushrooms, fallen leaves, beeswax and earth nuances, which echo on the rounded, creamy palate. Its full, honeyed flavors are enlivened by fresh acidity, and it finishes with great length.” 94 (15th March 2022)


Cave de Tain, Fleur de Roc, St-Péray, 2020: “Orange blossom with subtle honeycomb edging. Medium- to full-bodied for the vintage, this has lovely sappy acidity running through it. A consistently very good cuvée from Cave de Tain, it’s a little oakier than usual perhaps, but has intensity, length and definition.” 92 pts – Matt Wells, Decanter (1st October 2021)


Cave de l’Ormarine, Duc de Morny, Picpoul de Pinet 2020: “Lovers of Southern France’s Picpoul de Pinet must surely idolise Cave de l’Ormarine who make this particular example. They are a smart, forward looking co-operative that celebrate their centenary this year and seem to have perfected the production of that delightful, seafood friendly white wine. Rounded yet floral, this one has stylish quince, apple and melon favours partnered by sherbet lemon acidity and saline influenced hints of herbs and thyme.”

Brian Elliott, Daily Record


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, spiced finish. Garnacha, Syrah and Mazuelo. Drink now through 2029.” 91 ptsAlison Napjus, Wine Spectator (17th March 2022)


Marchesi di Grésy Barbaresco Martinenga 2018: “Though firm, there is an elegance to this red, whose flavour profile ranges from strawberry and cherry to tobacco and tea. Taut and linear, with fine balance and a long, red fruit, stone and savoury aftertaste.” 93pts — Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (30th April 2022 issue)


Marchesi di Grésy Barbaresco Riserva Camp Gros 2016*: “Gorgeous scents of cherry, raspberry, rose hip and white pepper are augmented by leather, tobacco and chalky, mineral flavours in this detailed, complex red, which starts out fresh and inviting, before the dense matrix of tannins puts a lock on the finish. Nonetheless, this has length, harmony and stellar potential.” 96ptsBruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (30th April 2022 issue)

Marchesi di Grésy Barbaresco Riserva Camp Gros 2016*: “Crystalline aromatic purity: light and leafy, it has pomegranate, camphor, violet and balsamic depth. Firm but polished, the palate is crisp and graceful. with a sumptuous mid-palate and an extremely savoury, liquorice-laden finish. One can appreciate the quality of the vintage through a respectful winemaking style. It’s a wine built to last but, as can be the case with some of the greatest wines, is delicious to drink now. Drink 2021-2036.” 96 pts – Aldo Fiordelli, Decanter (December 2021)

*The 2016 will be available from stock early 2023. Full case quantities can be shipped to order before then.


Coterie by Wildeberg Cinsault Rosé 2021 “Another wine to catch the eye recently is the Coterie by Wildberg Cinsault Rosé 2021, a wine inspired in part by a visit that Rossouw made to famous Provence producer Château d’Esclans. From Agter Paarl grapes, it was matured for some five months in old 600-litre barrels. Pale onion skin in colour, the nose shows subtle floral perfume and red berries while the palate is light, fresh and dry. It’s delicate but not insipid.” Christian Eedes, (25th March)


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