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Because this region of unrivaled renown is always a delight for amateurs, Burgundy Prestige Arrivals are back with even more cuvées from coveted producers: Raveneau, Rousseau, Ponsot, Joblot and many more, not to be missed starting August 19.

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  1. B 90-93 (Coup de cœur, Outstanding), WA 93-95+, V 93-95
    “The 2017 Chablis Butteaux 1er Cru is bright and floral, with striking aromatic lift to play off the rich, dense fruit. Bright saline notes give the wine energy, tension and structure. Time in the glass brings out more tropical notes. This is a wine of extraordinary precision, lift and verve as well as tremendous aromatic presence. “
  2. B 90-93 (Coup de cœur, Outstanding), WA 93-95+, V 93-95
    “The 2017 Chablis Butteaux 1er Cru is bright and floral, with striking aromatic lift to play off the rich, dense fruit. Bright saline notes give the wine energy, tension and structure. Time in the glass brings out more tropical notes. This is a wine of extraordinary precision, lift and verve as well as tremendous aromatic presence.”
  3. B 89-91 (Coup de cœur, Outstanding Top value), V 92-94
    Cellaring potential: 2022-2038
    “The 2019 Chablis "Dessus La Carrière" comes from vines over 50 years old. It has an intense wet limestone and oyster shell bouquet that is beautifully defined and quintessentially Chablis. The palate is vibrant right from the start, slightly chalky in texture, with a killer line of acidity and a surfeit of green apples mixed with crushed stone on the austere but utterly captivating finish. Highly recommended.”
  4. B 91-93 (Coup de cœur, Sweet spot Outstanding), V 93-95  

    “Like several wines in the range, if tasted blind this could not be mistaken for anything other than Chablis. There is excellent typicity to the ripe white orchard fruit nose that displays notes of oyster shell, iodine and lemongrass. There is outstanding volume to the dense, powerful and serious larger-scaled flavors that deliver impressive length on the complex finish that also possesses a discreet suggestion of warmth. This beauty should drink well after only 5-ish years of bottle age.”

  5. B91-94 (Sweet spot), V 94-96 
    Cellaring potential: 2027-2048 

    “The 2019 Chablis Valmur Grand Cru was cropped at 25hl/ha from 45- to 70-year-old vines and matured in a mixture of 1- to 4-year-old barrels, for bottling in 2021. This has a very perfumed and slightly better-defined bouquet than the Blanchot. The palate is fresh and vibrant on the entry, ripe but tense with superb mineralité already in evidence. Focused all the way through to the lingering finish, this is an outstanding Valmur in the making.”

  6. B 91-94 (Sweet spot), V 93-95 
    Cellaring potential: 2027-2048 
    “The 2019 Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru Clos des Hospices comes from 45- to 60-year-old vines that yielded 40hl this year, and is matured in a mixture of 1- to 4-year-old barrels. It has a gorgeous bouquet of honeysuckle, yellow flowers, crushed stone and light quince aromas. The palate is very well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, taut and crisp, with touches of almond and dried honey toward the persistent finish. Superb.”
  7. B 93 (Coup de cœur, Sweet spot Outstanding)
    Cellaring potential: 2025+ 
    “An equally pure and elegant nose is quite different as here there is much more smoky reduction to the citrus-inflected pear and shellfish scents. The rich yet nicely restrained medium weight flavors brim with minerality and excellent detail, all wrapped in a slightly more complex finish. This is only a touch better than the Vaulorent but overall, it's just a bit more complete.”
  8. B 93 (Sweet spot)
    “A wonderfully broad nose features notes of oyster shell, white flowers, iodine, yellow orchard fruit and a whiff of quinine. The intense and palate coating larger-scaled flavors exude evident minerality on the focused, very firm and impressively persistent finish. This needs to develop better depth, but the solid acid spine makes clear that this is a wine to put away and forget for at least 5 to 7 years.”
  9. B 94 (Don’t miss)
    Cellaring potential: 2027+ 
    “This too is moderately reduced with some post-bottling sulfur in evidence so again, I would advise decanting it first if you're going to crack a bottle upon release. More interesting are the round, caressing and solidly intense flavors that possess the best concentration in the entire range while delivering positively huge length on the markedly spicy finish. I was seriously impressed with this and moreover, it's rare that the Grenouilles outperforms both the Les Clos and Vaudésir chez Droin.”
  10. B 88, WA 87-89 
    Cellaring potential: 2023+ 
    “There is both good freshness and reasonably good typicity to the white orchard fruit scents that are laced with soft citrus nuances. The vibrant and nicely concentrated medium weight flavors possess a caressing and succulent mouthfeel while delivering fine depth and persistence though there is a bit of perceptible backend warmth. This is a quality Petit Chablis that could be enjoyed young or cellared for a few years first.”
  11. B 90 (Coup de cœur, Outstanding), WA 88-90, RVF 92 
    Cellaring potential: 2025+

    “Here too there is good freshness to the slightly riper aromas of grapefruit, quinine and sea breeze. The overtly rich and lush medium-bodied flavors possess an opulent mouthfeel along with a lovely texture while offering markedly better complexity on the balanced and lingering finish. This is really quite pretty and a wine that should amply reward mid-term cellaring.”

  12. B 92 (Coup de cœur, Outstanding), WA 90-92+ 
    Cellaring potential: 2028+
    “This is more elegant and restrained with cool aromas of citrus confit, shellfish and an abundance of floral wisps. There is fine richness to the seductively textured medium-bodied flavors that are not as dense or powerful though they are more refined on the discreetly stony and super-saline finish that is slightly more persistent. Lovely stuff that should also reward up to a decade of keeping.”
  13. B 92 (Coup de cœur, Outstanding), WA 90-92, RVF 94
    Cellaring potential: 2028+
    “Ripe and appealingly fresh aromas are comprised by notes of citrus, white peach, shellfish and a whisper of iodine along with a deft application of wood. There is once again very solid volume to the more finely textured flavors that possess very good verve before concluding in a refreshing bitter lemon-inflected finish. This promising and relatively powerful effort should reward up to a decade of cellaring.”
  14. B 93 (Coup de cœur, Outstanding), V 92-94 
    “The 2018 Chablis 1er Cru Chapelot is brilliant this year, and well worth a special effort to seek out. Revealing a pretty bouquet of white peach, green apple, spring flowers and wheat toast, it's medium to full-bodied, satiny and enveloping, with exquisite textural finesse, lively acids and excellent depth at the core, concluding with a long, precise finish. This is a charming, elegant Chapelot that will offer a broad drinking window.”
  15. B 93 (Coup de cœur, Outstanding), V 92-94, RVF 95 

    “The 2018 Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux is another of the highlights chez Raveneau this year, wafting from the glass with a bouquet of green apples, iodine, lemon rind, oyster shell and white flowers. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, satiny and layered, with promising cut and tension, good concentration and a long, mineral finish. This looks to be one of the most classically proportioned wines in the cellar in the 2018 vintage.”

  16. B 95 (Coup de cœur Outstanding), WA 90-93, RVF 96
    Cellaring potential: 2030+
    “This is perhaps the most elegant and floral-infused wine in the range with its array of various white flower scents, especially acacia that are nuanced by wisps of ocean breeze, iodine and algae. The restrained and well-detailed flavors possess a sophisticated and refined mouthfeel while the stony and chiseled finish exhibiting excellent persistence on the bone-dry finish. This is class in a glass and a stunning rendition of the appellation though note well that at least moderate patience is strongly advised.”
  17. B 95, WA 94-96 , RVF 97 

    « Alors que Les Clos a tendance à attirer l'attention, le roi de la cave chez Raveneau cette année pourrait bien s'avérer être le Chablis Grand Cru Valmur 2018, un vin sérieux et structuré qui se révèle dans le verre avec des notes de pomme verte, agrumes, huile, coquille d'huître, pêche blanche et iode. En bouche, il est corsé, profond et concentré, avec un profil dense et serré, des acides vifs et une longue finale pierreuse.
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  18. B 96, WA 93-95 , RVF 98
    Cellaring potential: 2030+
    “Once again, the nose is markedly cool and reserved with its prominently floral and citrus-suffused aromas of wet stone, shellfish and pungent iodine wisps. The sleek, sophisticated and focused larger-scaled flavors brim with minerality and a reasonable amount of dry extract while the driving, chiseled and linear finish is strikingly long. Interestingly, this doesn't possess the same density as either the Blanchot or the Valmur but it is already more complex and so compact that it's clear this is going to require extended cellaring to arrive at its apogee.”
  19. B 88-90 
    Cellaring potential: 2028+
    “A markedly ripe and overtly spicy nose combines notes of plum and cassis with those of violet and sandalwood. There is solid vibrancy and volume to the palate coating medium-bodied flavors that culminate in a chocolate-suffused, serious and structured finish. This isn't particularly refined and the chocolate character is atypical but there is fine depth and persistence.”
  20. B 89-91 (Coup de cœur, Outstanding top value), WA 92, RVF 93
    Cellaring potential: 2022-2045 

    “The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Village has turned out very nicely in bottle, mingling notes of cherries and berries with nuances of rose petals, spices, sweet soil tones and licorice. Medium to full-bodied, layered and velvety, it's charming and precise, with a beautifully integrated, balanced profile. This is one of the vintage's real successes at the communal level, and it's already disarmingly drinkable.”

  21. B 90-92 (Coup de cœur Outstanding), WA 89-91+
    Cellaring potential: 2027+
    “This too is notably ripe but fresh with a brooding nose of various wild dark berries, warm earth and pretty floral nuances. There is again excellent energy and tension to the intense, precise and muscular flavors that display outstanding complexity and sneaky good length. This offers unusually good quality for a Gevrey villages plus it is a wine that should amply repay up to a decade of cellaring.”
  22. B 92-95 (Coup de cœur, Sweet spot Outstanding), WA 92-94+ 
    Cellaring potential: 2034+
    “An admirably pure, cool, restrained and decidedly earthy red and dark currant-scented nose that reflects ample amounts of classic Gevrey character as well as a plentitude of floral nuances. The muscular broad-shouldered flavors possess superb delineation and outstanding punch on the youthfully austere, markedly firm and tension-filled finale. This too is terrific though patience advised as this will need time to resolve the prominent tannic spine.”
  23. B 93-96 (Coup de cœur, Don’t miss Outstanding), WA 94-96
    Cellaring potential : 2034+
    “Spicier if equally restrained aromas are comprised mostly of wild red and dark berries plus whiffs of earth, humus, anise, violet and gentle wood. The sleekly textured and tautly muscular flavors are concentrated and powerful and the intensity is most impressive as it does a slow build from the mid-palate culminating in a superbly complex and well-balanced finale. This youthfully austere and beautifully harmonious effort, in fact the word Zen comes to mind, is also going to require extended cellaring in order to realize its full, and considerable, potential. One to look for.”
  24. V 94-96 , RVF 96
    Cellaring potential: 2022-2045 

    “The 2017 Clos-de-la-Roche Grand Cru comes from a single 0.43-hectare parcel in the lieu-dit of Les Mochamps, along the perimeter wall of the vineyard. It has a fragrant bouquet of gorgeous, pure, violet-infused black and blue fruit that gains intensity with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and a fine bead of acidity. Very harmonious, displaying a satin-like texture toward the finish. This is the standout from the domaine this year.”

  25. V 91-93 
    Cellaring potential: 2023-2045
    “The 2018 Nuits Saint-Georges Les Murgers 1er Cru has a fragrant bouquet of black cherries, crushed violets and touches of incense. The palate is silky-smooth with supple tannins and well-judged acidity, delivering blackberry and boysenberry fruit toward the finish that becomes increasingly earthy in the glass. Give this three to five years in bottle.”
  26. B 90-93 (Coup de Coeur Outstanding), WA 93-95, V 92-94 
    Cellaring potential: 2022-2045 
    “The 2018 Chambolle-Musigny Les Feusselottes 1er Cru has a tightly wound bouquet that seems to spring forth with aeration, offering blackberry, raspberry and cassis aromas laced with potpourri and subtle earthy notes. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, a fine bead of acidity and well-integrated new oak. There is fine mineralité on the finish, which feels very long. This is promising.”
  27. B 91 (Coup de cœur Outstanding), WA 93
    Cellaring potential: 2028-2058
    “Unfurling in the glass with a deep bouquet of peonies, wild berries, cherries and loamy soil, the 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Coeur du Roy is full-bodied, layered and multidimensional, endowed with real texture and mid-palate amplitude. Muscular and concentrated, it's beautifully complete, with lively acids and refined if abundant tannins. From barrel, I suggested that readers might think of this particular rendition of Dugat-Py's emblematic communal Gevrey as a baby Charmes-Chambertin, and that contention holds up in bottle.”
  28. B 94, WA 96, RVF 98
    Cellaring potential: 2028-2065

    “Offering up aromas of cherries, wild berries, licorice and loamy soil that only hint at the aromatic range to come with a little bottle age, the 2018 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru is full-bodied, layered and sumptuous, its deep and multidimensional core fruited by rich but refined tannins and lively balancing acids, concluding with a long, beautifully defined finish. This is a serious, concentrated Charmes that—as I wrote last year—fully vindicates Loïc Dugat-Py's decision to harvest early, as well as his move to a reduced percentage of new oak (only 66%) for this cuvée.”

  29. B 89-92 (Coup de cœur, Outstanding Top value), WA 90-92, V 89-91
    Cellaring potential: 2028+
    “A discreet but not invisible application of wood surrounds the appealingly spicy nose that speaks mainly of ripe dark pinot fruit and plum. There is equally good vibrancy to the middle weight flavors that are not especially dense but the level of refinement is excellent, all wrapped in a sappy, impressively long and well-balanced finale. This is a particularly good Vosne villages and well-worth your interest.”
  30. B 93-95 (Coup de cœur, Don’t miss), WA 93-96, V 92-94
    Cellaring potential: 2033+
    “A slightly riper nose offers up notes of cassis, dark cherry, spice and sandalwood, all of which is framed in just enough oak influence to mention. There is excellent volume and palate coating dry extract present on the larger-scaled flavors that aren't as fine or mineral-driven but certainly more powerful and particularly so on the robust, serious and very firm finale. This is first-rate and absolutely worth considering.”
  31. B 93-96 (Coup de cœur, Don’t miss outstanding), WA 95-97, RVF 95-97
    Cellaring potential: 2033+
    “Once again there is reduction present and here it's enough to mask the fruit though wisps of spice are perceptible. Otherwise there is fine richness and volume to the velvet-textured medium-bodied flavors that brim with both minerality and sappy dry extract before culminating in a very firm, youthfully austere and gorgeously persistent finish. But what impresses me the most is the strikingly fine depth and this outstanding effort should amply reward extended keeping.”
  32. B 94, WA 93-95+, RVF 97
    Cellaring potential: 2025+
    “A deft application of wood sets off riper aromas of poached plum and black cherry liqueur that display a plenitude of floral and discreet spice elements. The relatively big-bodied flavors are rich to the point of opulence while possessing a caressing texture, all wrapped in a very firm and impressively long finale. I like the balance as the firm tannins are already well-integrated. Lovely stuff.”
  33. B 94, WA 94-96 , RVF 98
    Cellaring potential: 2035+
    “This too presents a deft touch of wood on the slightly cooler and even more floral-infused aromas of wild dark berries, anise, tea and forest floor. There is slightly better energy and certainly much more minerality on the dusty, youthfully austere and sneaky long finish. As one would reasonably expect given the natural coolness of Latricières, this is less marked by the heat of the 2018 vintage. This too is really quite lovely and harmonious.”
  34. B 95, WA 95-97 , RVF 99 (Coup de cœur) 

    “Vinified without any destemming, Trapet's 2018 Chambertin Grand Cru is showing superbly, unfurling in the glass with a profound bouquet of cassis, cherries and red berries mingled with notes of dark chocolate, rose petals, licorice and exotic spices. Full-bodied, supple and enveloping, it's effortless and complete, with an ample chassis of exquisitely fine, powdery tannins and lively acids, concluding with a long and penetrating finish. This is a stunning Chambertin in the making—and an ineffably elegant one at that.”

  35. B 94 (Coup de cœur Outstanding), WA 96
    Cellaring potential: 2026-2060 
    “I couldn't resist drinking a bottle of Charles Lachaux's 2018 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Grands Suchots, and while this is an immensely serious wine, built for the cellar, I certainly enjoyed catching it before it shuts down. Unfurling in the glass with a deep and kaleidoscopically complex bouquet of wild berries, peonies, cinnamon, Indian spices and blood orange, it's medium to full-bodied, deep and complete, with striking concentration without weight, exquisitely powdery structuring tannins, and a long, perfumed finish. This is a magical wine in the making and readers shouldn't hesitate to jump at the opportunity to acquire a few bottles, the high market price notwithstanding.”
  36. B 92-95 (Don’t miss), WA 96+, RVF 97
    Cellaring potential: 2028-2060
    “Revisited after a year in bottle, Lachaux's 2018 Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru lives up to my glowing review, mingling aromas of wild berries, oriental spices and orange peel with hints of coniferous forest floor, violets and peonies. Full-bodied, layered and multidimensional, it's immensely concentrated, with powdery tannins, lively acids and a long, penetrating finish. This is well worth a special effort to seek out.”
  37. B 96, WA 98, V 95-97 
    Cellaring potential: 2038+
    “A markedly restrained nose only grudgingly reveals its beautifully exotic aromas of various floral, spice and cool red berry fruit scents. The supple and positively gorgeously textured medium-bodied flavors possess a sense of focused power while delivering superb length on the harmonious and wonderfully classy finale that is already strikingly complex. This offers an intriguing combination of power and delicacy while the evident restraint confers an almost cerebral quality. In sum, this is a wine of lace and grace but one that should age effortlessly for years.”
  38. B 89-92 (Coup de cœur, Outstanding top value), WA 90-92, RVF 92
    Cellaring potential: 2026+
    “A similar if slightly fresher nose offers notes of various red berries along with newly turn earth and sauvage nuances. The medium weight flavors possess a slightly finer mouthfeel with even better vibrancy, all wrapped in a complex, long and balanced finale. This is an excellent Gevrey villages and worth checking out.”
  39. B 88-91 , WA 88-90
    “The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos du Château is the finest rendition of this bottling that Rousseau has produced to date. Offering up an inviting bouquet of sweet red berries, candied peel, raw cocoa and loamy soil, it's medium to full-bodied, lively and fine-boned, with more concentration than preceding vintages and good length on the sapid, nicely defined finish.”
  40. B 91-94, WA 91-93, V 92-94
    Cellaring potential: 2035+
    “A very ripe yet still quite fresh nose is comprised by notes of plum liqueur, newly turned earth, violet and a whiff of the sauvage, all of which is trimmed in just enough wood to mention. The exceptionally rich and enveloping medium weight flavors possess very fine concentration while displaying impressive power on the mildly rustic finale. This is notably more robust and structured than usual.”
  41. B 92-94, WA 92-94+, V 94-96
    Cellaring potential: 2024-2050 
    “The 2018 Mazy-Chambertin Grand Cru has a beautifully defined bouquet of intense red berry fruit and displays superb mineralité – vrai Mazys. It is more serious than the Charmes-Chambertin. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, very pure red currant and raspberry fruit and gentle grip. An undertow of pepperiness surfaces toward the voluminous finish. Superb.”
  42. B 92-94 , WA 93-95
    “The 2018 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru is an excellent wine in the making, wafting from the glass with a complex bouquet of red berries, orange rind, raw cocoa, rich soil tones and grilled meats that's framed by a discrete application of cedary oak. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, deep and impressively racy, with lively acids, powdery tannins and a long, resonant finish.”
  43. B 94, V 95-97, RVF 97 
    Cellaring potential: 2036+

    “An absolutely gorgeous nose reflects cool and pure aromas of the essence of red berry liqueur, spice and soft floral scents. The lilting and mineral-driven middle weight flavors retain excellent delineation and a sophisticated mouthfeel while the sneaky long if decidedly firm finish possesses outstanding complexity. This powerful yet sophisticated and refined Zen-like effort is exceptionally promising.”

  44. B 95 (Coup de cœur Outstanding), V 96-98, RVF 98 
    Cellaring potential: 2038+

    “An attractively fresh nose features cool and relatively high-toned red cherry, pomegranate and hints of rose petal, the sauvage and humus, all of which is trimmed in admirably discreet wood influence. The mouthfeel of the precise, intense, equally fine and mineral-driven medium weight flavors is remarkably sophisticated, all wrapped in an impressively long and superbly complex finish that flashes focused power. This is terrific and should age accordingly as it's very firm and compact.”

  45. B 97, WA 96-98 , RVF 98
    Cellaring potential: 2040+
    “Slightly more evident, though still quite subtle, wood frames the even spicier aromas of liqueur-like red and dark berry fruit, plum, anise, earth and lilac nuances. Here too there is a relatively supple mid-palate mouthfeel to the slightly finer broad-shouldered flavors that possess a gorgeous texture, all wrapped in a classy, sophisticated, stony, powerful and hugely long finish. This too is a knock-out and a one that should evolve glacially over a 20 to 30-year period as it's even a bit firmer than the Chambertin, which rarely occurs in my experience.”
  46. B 91-93 (Coup de cœur Outstanding)
    Cellaring potential: 2028+
    “A soupçon of the exotic is present on the overtly floral aromas of white peach, lychee nut, pear, apple and apricot. There is fine volume to the sappy, caressing, and generously proportioned flavors that possess excellent mid-palate density along with much better than average depth and length on the balanced finale. This classy and stylish effort is sufficiently tightly wound to reward a decade plus of cellaring.”
  47. B 92 (Coup de cœur Outstanding) 
    Cellaring potential: 2025+
    “A mildly exotic nose consists of spiced pear, white peach and whispers of matchstick and mineral reduction. There is good tension to the rich and beautifully detailed flavors that exhibit discreet notes of minerality and a hint of bitter lemon on the palate staining finish. This is not quite as refined as the Baudines, but it is even more complex.”
  48. 92 (Coup de cœur Outstanding) 
    Cellaring potential: 2025+
    “Ripe and again mildly exotic aromas are composed by notes of passion fruit, white peach and a panoply of spice wisps. There is both solid volume but also more refinement than usual to the delicious medium weight flavors that coat the palate with dry extract on the complex and lingering finale. This is perhaps not quite as powerful as I'm used to seeing from this wine but it's still very promising.”
  49. B 92 (Coup de cœur Outstanding)
    Cellaring potential: 2026+
    “A cool, pure and airy nose is composed of notes of green apple, citrus zest and acacia blossom that are trimmed in subtle wood influence. There is a lovely sense of underlying tension to the impressively delineated and punchy medium-bodied flavors that are at once succulent but refined, all wrapped in a sappy and intensely mineral-inflected finale. This is also really lovely though it can't quite match the Dents de Chiens in terms of sheer depth.”
  50. WA 92-94, V 93-95
    Cellaring potential: 2022-2045 
    “The 2018 Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeots 1er Cru has a tight, backward, stony bouquet; Alex Moreau mentioned that he strove to pick at the right time to keep a sense of strictness. The palate is taut and fresh on the entry, with a fine bead of acidity. Elegant and refined, without the weight of the Champs Gain or La Maltroye on the midpalate, but conveying a sense of athleticism and poise on the saline finish and an exceptionally persistent aftertaste. Superb.”
  51. B 90 (Coup de cœur Outstanding)
    Cellaring potential: 2025+
    “Hints of resin and dried herbs are present on the attractively layered nose of various white orchard fruit and citrus confit scents. There is fine punch and mid-palate concentration on the delicious, energetic and detailed flavors that possess good richness on the complex, lengthy and well-balanced finale. This refreshing effort is really quite good for a villages level Chassagne and worth checking out.”
  52. B 91 
    Cellaring potential: 2028+
    “A distinctly earthy and peppery nose is comprised primarily of ripe dark berries and a suggestion of spice, especially anise. There is fine density to the delicious and vibrant medium-bodied flavors that possess a plush yet punchy mouthfeel while exhibiting good power and length on the robust and mildly rustic finish. This is very Boudriotte in character and worth a look. Note that while this should easily reward a decade plus of aging, it should be approachable after 5-ish years.”
  53. B 89 (Coup de cœur Outstanding)
    Cellaring potential: 2026+
    “Deep ruby color. The high level of ripeness of the 2018 vintage is immediately evident as the nose is comprised by notes of roasted plum, pepper and warm earth. The larger-scaled flavors possess a muscular and very rich mouthfeel before concluding in a savory, lingering and borderline robust finale. This is quite good though it is very 2018 in style.”
  54. B 91 (Coup de cœur, Outstanding top value) 
    Cellaring potential: 2025+
    “There is just enough post-bottling SO2 to interfere slightly with the slightly exotic white orchard fruit aromas that are trimmed in a subtle dollop of wood. There is fine richness and volume to the caressing medium weight flavors that also possess a beguiling texture before culminating in a focused, complex and attractively persistent finish. This is sufficiently forward that it should be approachable after only 3 to 4 years if desired.”