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Great wines of Europe

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Fall under the charm of remarkable cuvées from pillars of the European viticulture: Spain, France, Italy and Portugal salute you!

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  1. WA 98
    Cellaring potential: 2025-2050

    "The 2015 Grand Cru Schoenenbourg opens clear, intense, precise and floral on the nose, with concentrated lemon confit and smoky gypsum flavors. This 2015 is really concentrated on the nose and displays a gorgeously fresh and vegetal greeniness. Sweet, finessed and lush on the creamy textured palate, this is a very precise and concentrated Schonenbourg with a very long, intense and seductive finish. There is great elegance, finesse and complexity here. Very salty. This is a great long-distance runner."
    www.robertparker.com

  2. V 91
    Cellaring potential: 2021-2027
     
    "A round, mouth-filling, textured 2018 Blanc etc... offers almond croissant, sweet apple and nectarine flavors. Full in body, the 2018 presents a sense of weight, fine texture, a line of delightful acidity and a lengthy, savory finish. From the Pouilly-Fumé appellation but now labeled as Vin de France, this wine was known as Blanc de Pouilly-Fumé until 2017. It's already drinking well now but has plentiful concentration and structure to continue for the medium term."
    www.vinous.com

  3. V 96-97
    Cellaring potential: 2024-2040

    "A pure and refined expression with intense concentration and laser-like precision. If you're looking for stereotypical Sauvignon fruit, go elsewhere, as the 2019 Sancerre Monts Damnés is a wine that's all about delicacy and structure. While there's a sense of richness on the mid-palate, a rod of acidity runs through the wine, providing a mouthwatering stream of freshness. There is loads of structure here, holding the wine together. Balanced, with a briny character on the long finish."
    www.vinous.com

  4. V 95
    Cellaring potential: 2021-2036

    "An idiosyncratic, intriguing wine that is about as far from standard Sancerre as you'll get, and for that, Cotat will be relieved. The 2019 Sancerre Culs de Beaujeu has great concentration, and the gentle handling translates into delicacy of fruit. However, it’s far from a fruity wine; you'll find floral notes, an iodine-like character and nutty nuances (old barrels, including large formats, are preferred). It retains a sense of freshness and an almost briny essence on the long finish."
    www.vinous.com

  5. WA 95-97, V 96-97
    Cellaring potential: 2021-2040

    "The 2018 Hermitage Blanc was still in its various components, so my rating and description is something of a composite, based on barrel-tasting lots from Péléat, Les Rocoules and L'Ermite. There's incredible weight, ripeness and richness throughout, with hints of toast and crocuses accenting white peach, melon and pineapple fruit, yet also a sense of vibrance and briny freshness on the lengthy finishes."
    www.robertparker.com

  6. V 90
    Cellaring potential: 2020-2026

    "Spicy yellow florals, crushed stone, lime zest and crisp green apple creates a stimulating and incredibly fresh display on the 2017 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Riserva Vigna Il Cantico della Figura. It’s crisp and pure, tugging at the senses with citrusy tension and salty minerals. A gorgeous expression of ripe apricot lingers on and on. This is a great mixing of sweet fruit, acid and structure that leaves the palate wanting another sip."
    www.vinous.com

  7. V 93
    Cellaring potential: 2022-2028

    "The 2018 Ronco della Chiesa demands attention and time, as the wine slowly emerges from an air of crushed stone and dusty florals. However, it’s worth the wait, giving way to a display of musky pear and apricot, which further evolves into ripe peach laced with mint, chamomile and hints of green citrus. It’s youthfully compact yet silky in texture, as you can feel its medium-bodied frame flexing beneath an array of salt minerals and gingery spices, which last well into the finish. This leaves an oily-like coating of fruit and florals in its wake, with residual acids lingering. It’s a gorgeous wine that is sure to reward cellaring."
    www.vinous.com

  8. WA 91, WS 93
    Cellaring potential: 2021-2027

    "This shows a lot of finesse, with a hint of toast weaving through the lemon blossom, fresh heather and ripe white peach flavors, lightly detailed by ethereal accents of spice, mineral and chamomile tea. Like a fine white Burgundy, this medium-bodied white should age nicely. Rabigato, Viosinho, Gouveio and Côdega do Larinho."
    www.winespectator.com

  9. WA 96+
    Cellaring potential: 2021-2028

    "This is a little more reticent than Falcoeira but more open than O Diviso, but the three showed superbly in 2018. It takes some time in the glass to unfurl the As Caborcas perfume—decayed blue flowers, wild and Atlantic, berries and herbs, subtle and elegant. Simply superb."
    www.robertparker.com

  10. V 92
    Cellaring potential: 2022-2029

    "Deep violet. Spice-accented boysenberry, cherry and a hint of candied flowers on the highly fragrant nose. Appealingly sweet and focused on the palate, showing good depth and impressive clarity to the juicy, spice-tinged red and blue fruit and licorice flavors. Shows a repeating floral quality and bright, minerally lift on the subtly tannic finish, which hangs on with strong tenacity. These vines are planted in Condrieu, but since red Condrieu isn't allowed, Côtes-du-Rhône it is. Raised in used demi-muids and barriques."
    www.vinous.com

  11. WS 95
    Cellaring potential: 2022-2034

    "Quite ripe, with a lush and seductive feel to its nearly exotic mix of loganberry, plum and fig fruit that glides through with ease, picking up alder, savory and garrigue details along the way. Ends with a late tarry tug that gives this good spine. Showy and distinctive."
    www.winespectator.com

  12. V 96-97

    "Spice- and mineral- accented dark berry, smoky bacon and floral pastille scents show excellent delineation and pick up deeper licorice and olive paste notes with air. Sappy and expansive in the mouth, offering juicy boysenberry, bitter cherry and spicecake flavors that show outstanding depth and are lifted by a potent mineral flourish. Powerful yet lively in character, delivering solid finishing thrust and closing with noteworthy tenacity and youthfully chewy tannins that build steadily."
    www.vinous.com

  13. V 94-95

    "Powerful, mineral-driven aromas of ripe black/blue fruits, candied flowers, olive, musky earth and exotic spices. Densely packed and animated on the palate, offering bitter cherry, blueberry and spicecake flavors that unwind slowly with air and show fine delineation. The blue fruit and floral notes drive an impressively long, spice-laced finish that's given shape by fine-grained, slowly building tannin."
    www.vinous.com

  14. V 93
    Cellaring potential: 2023-2031

    "Opaque ruby. Lively, mineral-accented cherry and black raspberry aromas are complemented by suggestions of exotic spices, violet and white pepper. Silky and broad in the mouth, offering intense red and blue fruit liqueur, spicecake and floral pastille flavors that become sweeter as the wine stretches out. The floral note carries strongly through the expansive, spice-accented finish, which shows real energy and velvety, slow-building tannins."
    www.vinous.com

  15. WA 92-95, V 95
    Cellaring potential: 2025-2035

    "Brilliant violet. Expressive, spice- and mineral-tinged cherry cola, cassis and candied violet scents, along with hints of vanilla and olive. Juicy and seamless on the palate, offering appealingly sweet black and blue fruit, mocha, spicecake and floral pastille flavors supported by a core of juicy acidity. Supple, fine-grained tannins add shape to an impressively long, smoky finish that features lingering blue fruit and spice notes."
    www.vinous.com

  16. WS 93, V 93
    Cellaring potential: 2024-2032

    "Deep, glistening ruby. Ripe black raspberry, cherry liqueur, olive paste and floral scents are energized by cracked pepper and mineral flourishes. Sweet and expansive in the mouth, offering intense red and blue fruit, spicecake and candied violet flavors that become deeper as the wine stretches out. Shows sharp delineation and spicy cut on a very long, smooth finish framed by well-integrated tannins. Made from fruit grown on the granitic soils of Malleval."
    www.vinous.com

  17. V 96+
    Cellaring potential: 2023-2030

    "Mixing the dry and warm personality of the vintage with its own inherent spicy and exotic profile, the 2017 Nerello Mascalese Magma lifts up with prominence. Musky crushed raspberries and cherries complemented by notes of star anise, cloves and balsam herbs create an enthralling display. It washes rich velvety waves of mineral-tinged red fruits and spices across the palate with ease, lifted by cooling acidity, as tannic tension slowly mounts toward the close. There’s plenty of structure here, but it’s nearly masked by the Magma’s sheer mass, as this seems to slowly melt away, leaving nuances of mint and tart berries in its wake. Wow. This is easily one of the most complex 2017s from Etna that I’ve tasted to date."
    www.vinous.com

  18. WA 91
    Cellaring potential: 2019-2025

    "The 2017 Munjebel CR sees fruit sourced from the Contrada Campo Re in Castiglione di Sicilia, Etna. Like other vintners on the volcano, Frank Cornelissen is interested in studying the single-vineyard characteristics and identities of his individual incoming harvests. This wine is bright and luminous, with a pretty ruby color that cedes to aromas of wild rose, volcanic ash and aniseed."
    www.robertparker.com

  19. V 94
    Cellaring potential: 2020-2027

    "Deep red-ruby. Licorice, fennel, black cherry, plum and smoke. Tactile and luscious with a sweet set of flavors similar to the aromas that are nicely framed by lovely acidity and polished tannins. Perhaps the most balanced and multifaceted of the Cornelissen single site wines in 2017. The CS on the label stands for Chiusa Spagnolo."
    www.vinous.com

  20. V 94
    Cellaring potential: 2021-2028

    "Rich, sometimes savory and at other times sweet, the 2017 Nerello Mascalese Munjebel FM makes itself known. Plum sauce, balsamic spice, a twist of nectarine, flowery undergrowth and a lifting hint of camphor all waft up to form its captivating nose. In the mouth, velvety textures envelop the palate in ripe red and black fruits, yet there’s nervous acidity here that quickly energizes the expression, creating a buzz of inner tension."
    www.vinous.com

  21. V 93, WS 92
    Cellaring potential: 2022-2028

    "As the 2018 Etna Rosso San Lorenzo blows off a bit of youthful reduction, an inviting bouquet forms, mixing violets and roses with hints of white pepper and dusty strawberry. This is seamlessly soft and polished with medium weight, ushering in floral-tinged red and hints of blue fruit which give way to sweet herbal notes. Residual acids keep the expression remarkably fresh even as youthful tannins saturate deeply, leaving bitter notes of cranberry and cherry pits to linger. The 2018 San Lorenzo has the feel of a sleeping giant, requiring a few years of cellaring to truly awaken."
    www.vinous.com

  22. V 96
    Cellaring potential: 2027-2045

    "Soldera’s 2015 Sangiovese is superb. The aromatics alone are pure seduction. Sweet floral notes, cedar, tobacco and a hint of spice open first. Deceptively medium in body, the 2015 is translucent and weightless, with plenty of acid and tannin that drive the mid-palate and a finish laced with all sorts of red-toned fruits. The 2015 can be enjoyed now, but I would cellar it for at least a few years. These wines have a way of transforming in the bottle over time. I imagine that will be the case here as well."
    www.vinous.com

  23. WA 95
    Cellaring potential: 2023-2040

    "With DNA carefully shaped by Tuscan sunshine and golden light, the 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a textbook expression of the vintage. The wine reveals soft and ripe fruit with dark cherry, candied apricot, cola, medicinal herb and aniseed. There is depth and complexity, followed by a powerful mid-palate and textured tannins. This Riserva represents a special selection of fruit from across the estate's 22 hectares of Brunello. The clay and limestone marl site is located at a breezy 280 to 310 meters above sea level."
    www.robertparker.com