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Sought-after French wines

The French touch

For centuries, several French regions have developed a unique know-how in crafting a wide array of wines. Today, let yourself be tempted by exceptional wines from renowned producers and noted appellations, to which aficionados can instantly relate.

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    ‘’ There is very good Chablis typicity to the overtly floral nose that offers up notes of mineral reduction, white peach and sea breeze that are trimmed in moderate wood nuances. The sleek, intense and delicious larger-scaled flavors that possess fine underlying tension, all wrapped in a succulent, palate coating, dry, refined and powerful finish where the only nit is a touch of warmth. ‘’
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    91-94 (Burghound), 93-94 (James Suckling), 93 (Vinous)

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    ‘’ A pretty and attractively layered nose is comprised by notes of essence of pear, citrus zest, sea breeze and a touch of wood. There is good richness to the bigger and richer medium weight flavors that possess a caressing mouth feel as well as much better depth and persistence. ‘’
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    89-91 (Burghound), 90-91 (James Suckling), 91 (Vinous)

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  3. Dom. Jean-Paul et Benoit Droin Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2018 White wine | 750 ml France , Bourgogne
    $102.50
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    ‘’ Here too there is a discreet but still discernible dollop of wood surrounding the airy citrus, oyster shell and sea breeze-scented nose. The racy, intense and intensely mineral-driven flavors possess excellent delineation in the context of the vintage before concluding in a powerful yet refined, focused and strikingly long finish. This too is really quite impressive. ‘’
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    92-95 Don’t miss! (Burghound), 94-95 (James Suckling), 92 (Vinous)

  4. Signature Product
    Alain Voge Vieilles Vignes 2016 Red wine | 750 ml France , Vallée du Rhône
    $108.50
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    ‘’ In almost every vintage, it's worth the price difference to step up to Voge's Vieilles Vignes bottling. Certainly, the 2016 Cornas Vieilles Vignes is another huge success, with hints of cracked pepper and briars accenting red plums and then picking up licorice on the long, softly dusty finish. Full-bodied, concentrated and supple, it's approachable now yet looks sure to evolve gracefully for at least a decade. ‘’
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    93+ (Wine Advocate), 94 (Wine Spectator), 94 (Vinous)

    Organic product
  5. Domaine Alain Graillot Crozes-Hermitage 2017 Red wine | 750 ml France , Vallée du Rhône
    $43.50
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    ‘’ Dark violet. Intensely perfumed aromas of dark fruit preserves, baking spices and potpourri are accompanied by smoky mineral and olive notes that build with air. Densely packed and seamless in the mouth, offering spice-tinged black and blue fruit flavors and violet pastille and candied licorice nuances. Smooth, even tannins build slowly on the impressively persistent finish, which features a resonating suggestion of exotic spices. ‘’
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    91 (Wine Advocate), 91 (Wine Spectator), 92 (Vinous)

  6. Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru 2017 Red wine | 750 ml France , Bourgogne
    $916.25
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    ‘’ The 2017 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru has a complex bouquet that is slightly more Musigny in personality than I expected. There is mainly dark fruit here, mixed with potpourri and incense and becoming more flamboyant as it aerates in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins, and quite compact in style because, as François Millet noted, these 2017s are beginning to close down. But there is certainly good density here, and an enticing tensile finish. ‘’
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    93 (Burghound), 94 (Vinous), 92-94+ (Wine Advocate)

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    ‘’ The 2017 Musigny Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru is complex and well defined on the nose, where touches of iodine and wild heather infuse the black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with a slightly grainy texture; notes of black truffle and fresh fig complement a fruit profile that welcomes more red fruit toward the finish. Hints of white pepper and sage linger on the aftertaste. This is certainly beginning to close up in bottle, so allow a decade if you can for this Musigny to show what it is capable of. ‘’
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    94 (Burghound), 95 (Vinous), 93-95 (Wine Advocate)

  8. Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage 2017 Red wine | 750 ml France , Vallée du Rhône
    $300.25
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    ‘’ Jean-Louis Chave had done some preblending of the 2017 Hermitage at the time of my visit, meaning several parcels had already been combined with others, so there were fewer components to taste. A sample that included some L'Ermite, Les Beaumes and Péléat was fragrant, loaded with peppery spice and came across as slightly open-knit (93 - 95). A second component, mostly Le Méal, was richer and riper-tasting, with lush fruit and hints of roasted meat (97 - 99). Finally, a sample Jean-Louis described as "more the core of the blend" (mainly Les Bessards) was simultaneously firm and generous, with notes of crushed stone, cassis and licorice. ‘’
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    96-99 (Wine Advocate), 96-97 (Vinous)

  9. Domaine Dujac Morey Saint Denis 2017 Red wine | 750 ml France , Bourgogne
    $101.75
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    ‘’  A very pretty nose evidences plenty of floral character with a cool essence of red currant, cherry and soft wood nuances. There is good volume and punch to the attractively textured flavors that possess a rounded mouthfeel while offering solid depth and persistence where a touch of austerity arises. This is a quality Morey villages. ‘’
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    89 Coup de cœur, outstanding (Burghound)

  10. Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage 2017 White wine | 750 ml France , Vallée du Rhône
    $300.25
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    ‘’ In the end, I'm unable to definitely say that the 2017 Hermitage Blanc is better than the stupendous 2016. Of course, I sampled it just three days after it was bottled, so I've appended the + to my rating, as there's a possibility the wine may have been affected by that process. It's gently toasty but dominated at this stage by forward melon and pineapple fruit. Full-bodied and incredibly rich yet balanced, it unfolds in waves of flavor and texture, lingering for what seems like minutes on the finish. Hit it soon to enjoy its youthful opulence, or put it aside for 10-12 years. ‘’
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    95-96 (James Suckling), 96 (Vinous), 98+ (Wine Advocate)

  11. Didier Dagueneau Blanc Fumé 2017 White wine | 750 ml France
    $107.75
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    ‘’ Solar expression magnificently contained in this cuvee full of finesse, without rough edges, but with enough concentration to evolve in style over a decade or so. ‘’
    Translated from La Revue du vin de France

     

    16 (La Revue du vin de France)

  12. Didier Dagueneau Pur Sang 2017 White wine | 750 ml France
    $130.75
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    ‘’ A magnificent and pure vintage in which the solar richness translates into a subtle intensity of flavours of anise, nettle, fennel. Everything is precise in this wine contained by a persistence sculpted by lovely bitter notes in the finish. ‘’
    Translated from La Revue du vin de France

     

    17,5 (La Revue du vin de France)

  13. Didier Dagueneau Silex 2017 White wine | 750 ml France
    $178.50
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    ‘’ Delicately mentholated, with hints of nettle, white pepper, it’s naturally restrained. The power revealed by its texture, with an almost tannic aspect, will take time to reveal itself. Very crystalline, it offers a bright and sapid finish. A great white meant for cellaring. ‘’
    Translated from La Revue du vin de France

     

    18 (La Revue du vin de France)

  14. Domaine Didier Dagueneau Le Mont Damné 2017 White wine | 750 ml France , Vallée de la Loire
    $176.75
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    ‘’ An abundance of dry extracts emerges from this Sancerre terroir. Its power lends an almost tannic structure to this wine made for cellaring. ‘’
    Translated from La Revue du vin de France

     

    17 (La Revue du vin de France)

  15. Domaine Macle Côtes du Jura 2015 White wine | 750 ml France , Jura
    $51.00
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  16. Domaine Macle Chardonnay/Savagnin 2015 White wine | 750 ml France , Jura
    $56.50
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    ‘’ A mini vin jaune coming from, vinified and aged by Château-Chalon’s eminence. A must-try with a meal. ‘’
    Translated from La Revue du vin de France

     

    17 (La Revue du vin de France)

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    ‘’ The 2018 Chablis Les Clos Clos des Hospices Grand Cru is vivid, nuanced and wonderfully vibrant. It is also the wine that really captures the Moreau style at its best. Lemon confit, almond, chamomile and a touch of new oak open up in a supple, silky Clos loaded with personality. Radiant and yet reserved, with mid-weight structure, the Clos des Hospices is absolutely exquisite in its beauty. The Clos des Hospices emerges from a half hectare parcel on the lower slope of the Clos hillside and is done entirely in oak. ‘’
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    92-94 Don’t miss! (Burghound), 95-96 (James Suckling), 94 (Vinous)

    Organic product
  18. Dom. Jean-Paul et Benoit Droin Chablis Grand Cru Grenouilles 2018 White wine | 750 ml France , Bourgogne
    $102.50
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    ‘’ This is the first wine to display any appreciable reduction and it's enough to overshadow the underlying fruit at present. There is excellent size, weight and mid-palate density to the overtly powerful big-bodied flavors that culminate in a dry, saline and solidly persistent finish. As is usually the case this is caressing and seductive yet entirely serious while offering fine aging potential. ‘’
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    91-94 (Burghound), 93-94 (James Suckling), 92 (Vinous)

  19. Domaine Joblot Givry Mademoiselle 2018 White wine | 750 ml France , Bourgogne
    $59.75
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    ‘’ This too reflects vestiges of fermentation aromas and moderate wood. There is better volume and very good punch to the solidly concentrated flavors that evidence impressive intensity before concluding in a bone dry citrus-inflected finale. This will need at least a few years to unwind. ‘’
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    89-92 (Burghound), 90 (Wine Advocate)

  20. Domaine Joblot Givry En Veau Premier Cru 2018 White wine | 750 ml France , Bourgogne
    $56.00
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    ‘’ Aromas of crisp yellow orchard fruits, spices and flowers preface the 2018 Givry 1er Cru En Veau, an attractively lively and succulent wine despite the gourmand fleshiness of the vintage. ‘’
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    89-91 (Wine Advocate)

  21. Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Saint-Joseph Clos Florentin 2017 Red wine | 750 ml France , Vallée du Rhône
    $107.00
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    ‘’ Crushed stone, menthol and Asian five-spice powder notes accent blueberry fruit on the nose of the 2017 Saint Joseph Le Clos Florentin. Bottled just hours before I tasted it, it's full-bodied, plush and creamy in texture, finishing soft, elegant, long and complex. Enjoy it anytime over the next decade. ‘’
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    94+ (Wine Advocate), 95 (Vinous)

  22. Domaine Jean-Louis Chave St-Joseph 2017 Red wine | 750 ml France , Vallée du Rhône
    $90.00
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    ‘’ Just a wonderfully fun, joyous expression of the appellation, Chave's 2017 Saint Joseph was set to be bottled the day after my visit. It blends lots from Chalaix, Dardouille, Les Oliviers, Bachasson, and Le Clos Florentin into a medium to full-bodied wine loaded with cherries and delicate herbal nuances. Silky and crisp on the finish, it can be enjoyed now and anytime over the next 5-6 years. ‘’
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    91-93 (Wine Advocate), 94 (Vinous)

  23. Domaine Joblot Givry Premier Cru l'Empreint 2018 Red wine | 750 ml France , Bourgogne
    $59.75
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    ‘’ The latest manifestation of new cuvée chez Joblot that debuted a few years ago is the 2018 Givry 1er Cru L'Empreinte, a blend of fruit from premiers crus Servoisine, Cellier Aux Moines, Marole and Bois Chevaux. The wine has turned out beautifully, wafting from the glass with an inviting nose of cherries, crushed cassis and plums mingled with hints of smoked meats and spices. Medium to full-bodied, velvety and layered, it's deep and concentrated, with an elegant chassis of powdery tannins, lively acids and a long finish. With better oak integration at this early stage than the Joblot wines of yesterday, it's seamless and harmonious. ‘’
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    93 (Wine Advocate)

  24. Domaine Joblot Givry En Bois Chevaux Premier Cru 2018 Red wine | 750 ml France , Bourgogne
    $56.25
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    ‘’ The 2018 Givry 1er Cru Les Bois Chevaux is the raciest of Joblot's reds this year, perhaps due to its windy mesoclimate and limestone-rich soils. Offering up notes of spicy red cherries and candied peel, it's medium to full-bodied, fine-boned and precise in the context of this gourmand vintage. ‘’
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    90-92 (Burghound), 91-93 (Wine Advocate)

  25. Domaine Joblot Givry Premier Cru Clos de la Servoisine 2018 Red wine | 750 ml France , Bourgogne
    $56.25
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    ‘’ Aromas of rich dark fruits, spices and baking chocolate introduce the 2018 Givry 1er Cru Servoisine, a medium to full-bodied, fleshy and gourmand wine that's ample and nicely concentrated, with an elegant chassis of powdery tannin. From a celebrated clay-rich climat, it's a promising wine. ‘’
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    90-93 Coup de cœur, sweet spot, outstanding (Burghound), 91-93 (Wine Advocate)

  26. Domaine Joblot Givry Premier Cru Clos du Cellier aux Moines 2018 Red wine | 750 ml France , Bourgogne
    $56.00
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    ‘’ The 2018 Givry 1er Cru Clos Du Cellier Aux Moines bursts with notes of spicy cherries and blackberries, followed by a medium to full-bodied palate that's broader, more concentrated and more powerful than the supple Servoisine, with a lavish core of dark, sappy fruit. There's more active calcium in the soil here and less clay. ‘’
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    91-93 Coup de cœur, sweet spot, outstanding (Burghound), 91-94 (Wine Advocate)

  27. Domaine Joblot Givry Premier Cru Clos Grand Marole 2018 Red wine | 750 ml France , Bourgogne
    $56.00
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    ‘’ A more elegant and slightly cooler nose combines notes of red cherry, plum, spice and a reasonably discreet hint of wood influence. Once again there is both good energy and mid-palate density to the medium-bodied flavors that exude a subtle minerality on the ever-so-mildly rustic finale. This too offers good quality. ‘’
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    89-92 (Burghound)