Wine Spectator 95 Points
Pure aromas and flavors of currant, cherry and violet are shaded by the sweet smoke of burning vine cuttings and graphite in this intense red. Shows tension and a solid structure that remains long, while earth, tobacco and mineral elements linger. Best from 2023 through 2042.
Wine Spectator 97 Points
A dense, brooding red, this offers plenty of dark fruit, earth, mineral, spice and smoke flavors. The tannins set the pace for now, yet there is depth and complexity, as well as a vibrant core. Builds to a long, stony, meaty finish, showing great energy and persistence. Best from 2024 through 2045.
JancisRobinson.com 17/20 Points
Novello. Lustrous and healthy mid ruby. Gorgeous, cool nose of red fruit, herbs and raspberry and with a fine layer of spice underneath. Iron and orange-peel hints. Very complete on the nose. Very serious palate of liquorice and cherry and bags of tannins. Finely tuned balance and just too youthful. Very long and a little austere, and with gripping tannins. Big, big struct
JancisRobinson.com 17.5/20 Points
Novello. Deep ruby with orange tinges. Deeper and a little richer on the nose than the 2013 Cascina Nuova. Beautiful depth with spice notes. Huge structure, yet polished and fine. This will need plenty of time. (WS)
Wine & Spirits 90 Points
This new wine from Gosset is a blend of 60 percent chardonnay from Avize and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger with 40 percent pinot noir from Bouzy, Ambonnay and Cumières. It gains its color from still pinot noir (seven percent of the blend), which also provides fresh raspberry and red currant flavors that integrate into the wine’s sweetness. Notes of chalk and mint balance the fruit...
Wine & Spirits 92 Points
A fragrant chardonnay with notes of chamomile and chalk, this wine’s tart, fresh apple flavors find a soothing cushion in its creamy texture. Dense and powerful, this is Champagne for roast langoustines or lobster.
Wine & Spirits 91 Points
This starts out smoky and tense, with scents of baking spice and rising bread that slowly open to white pear and ginger flavors. The leesiness develops into mineral notes and nutty flavors. For aperitifs with Marcona almonds.
Wine Enthusiast 94 Points
This single-vineyard wine hums on the nose but sings on the palate. Aromas of roasted, salted nuts, delicate orange and lemon peel seem to float in midair. On the palate, the toasty oak may be in plain view, but it's beautifully balanced by river stone minerality, crystalline acidity and a satiny mouthfeel that never seems to end...
Wine Enthusiast 93 Points
From New Zealand's Chardonnay expert, this offers a smokey and briny nose marked by salted nuts and grilled stone fruit. These tones glide to the effortlessly silky, smooth palate, threaded by stoney minerality, pristine acidity and a lengthy tangy, savory finish. Drink now—2024.