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Henners Blanc de Blancs

95 pts.

Wine Enthusiast

Beautiful, oh-so-English aromas of raw honey, pear, lemon rind, ground ginger, nougat and fresh cream form the nose of this stellar sparkling from a coastal vineyard in East Sussex. Mouthwatering citrusy acidity first hits the tongue, followed by a chalky texture, a tickle of toast and a long lemony finish amid a fine bead of bubbles. — Christina Pickard

Wildeberg Terroirs Franschhoek Red 2022

92 pts.

James Suckling

Raspberries, currants, mocha and grilled herbs on the nose. Earthy freshness. It’s medium-bodied with firm, chewy tannins and a wild finish. Sustainable. Better from 2024.

Wildeberg Terroirs Stellenbosch Sauvignon Blanc 2022

90 pts.

James Suckling

An aromatic white showing notes of chopped herbs, grapefruit, snow peas and white asparagus. Medium-bodied with excellent flavor intensity and a textured finish. Drink now.

Wildeberg Terroirs Cinsault Wellington 2022

92 pts.

James Suckling

This is showing aromas of licorice, bramble berries, chopped herbs and citrus peel. There’s a rocky and earthy minerality, too, with some mushroom and charred bark undertones. It’s savory and firm, with a medium body and well-structured tannins. Sustainable. Drink or hold.

Boutinot Carignan Côtes Catalanes Al2O3 Jais Noir 2022

91 pts.

James Suckling

A lovely nose with dark cherries and berries, raw cocoa and baking spices. Medium body with firm tannins. It’s fruity and juicy at the center with a chewiness around the edges. Rich and flavorful finish. Drink now.

Boutinot Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Les Coteaux 2021

90 pts.

James Suckling

Notes of dark cherries, currants, dried herbs and mild spices. Medium body with fine, firm tannins and a juicy core of berries throughout. Playful with a vivid finish. Grenache and syrah. Drink now.

Boutinot Cairanne La Côte Sauvage 2020

91 pts.

James Suckling

A fruity and well-balanced cairanne with cherries, wild berries, warm herbs and baking spices. Medium body with crunchy berries. Fruity and vivid finish with excellent length. Grenache noir, syrah, mourvedre and carignan. Drink or hold.

Boutinot Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Séguret Les Coteaux Schisteux 2020

90 pts.

James Suckling

This manages simultaneously to combine rich and mellow character (thanks to a touch of bottle-aged character) with a lively and enticing feel on the palate. A wide spectrum of aromas, from red berries to licorice via candied orange.

Boutinot Cairanne Les Six 2021

91 pts.

James Suckling

This Cairanne has tons of black fruit and ample body, but also an impressive freshness. Some nice floral notes alongside the wild blackberry fruit and fresh thyme character. Good length. A cuvee of six grape varieties (hence the name): grenache, syrah, mourvedre, carignan, cinsault and counoise. Drink or hold.

Durigutti Family Winemakers Bonarda Mendoza 2022

92 pts.

James Suckling

Notes of ripe cherries and raspberries with blood orange, walnut shell and lavender. It is chalky and polished with a medium to full body, finely grained tannins and a fresh, crunchy finish. 100% bonarda. Vegan. Drink now.

Boutinot 2021 Uva Non Grata Gamay

91 pts.

Wine Enthusiast

Aromas of rose petals, black currant and vanilla waft from the glass of this elegant red. Medium-bodied, this wine hits the palate with baked raspberries, moderate acidity and a herbaceous character.

Durigutti Reserva Cabernet Franc 2020

90 pts.

Wine Enthusiast

Aromas of blackberry and raspberries form a fresh and aromatic bouquet. The same berry notes fill the juicy palate. This wine has a firm structure shaped by soft tannins and good acidity. Hints of licorice and jarilla mingle in the aftertaste. — Jesica Vargas

Wildeberg Terroirs Chenin Blanc 2022

92 pts.

James Suckling

Nicely complex aromas here with dried spices and cardamom mingling with flint, apricots and lemon curd. Creamy and spicy, with a medium to full body and a vivid and lively finish. Drink or hold.

Wildeberg Terroirs Franschhoek White 2022

91 pts.

James Suckling

I like the lemongrass and chopped herb aromatics here, with stone fruit and a touch of juniper spice. Soft and fresh on the palate, with a medium body and a sleek, elegant finish. Drink now.

Boutinot Côtes du Roussillon Villages Al2O3 Rubis Rouge 2020

90 pts.

James Suckling

Dark plums, roasted meat and sweet spices on the nose. It’s medium-bodied with fine tannins. Juicy and fruity with a straightforward character and a clear finish. Grenache. Drink now.

Boutinot Cairanne Blanc Argiles Blanches 2022

90 pts.

James Suckling

Baked lemons and spiced apples with hints of vanilla and dried herbs on the nose. Medium body with a creamy texture. Round and harmonious with a subtle character and flavorful finish. Grenache blanc, roussanne and clairette. Drink now.

Boutinot Côtes-du-Rhône Rosé Les Cerisiers 2022

90 pts.

James Suckling

Notes of frozen raspberries, redcurrants, dried herbs and some grapefruit. Medium body with a fruity character throughout. Straightforward with a vivid finish. Grenache, cinsault and syrah. Drink now. Screw cap.

Boutinot Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc La Fleur Solitaire 2022

90 pts.

James Suckling

Aromas of apples, pears, honeysuckle and almonds on the nose following through to a medium body with a creamy core of stone fruits and flowers. Round and flavorful with a delicious finish. Grenache blanc, roussanne, marsanne, clairette and bourboulenc. Drink now.

Durigutti Family Winemakers Malbec Mendoza 2022

91 pts.

James Suckling

This is floral and blue-fruited with hints of violets and fine herbs. Medium-bodied, juicy and sleek with crunchy tannins and a vibrant, succulent finish. Vegan. Drink now.

Durigutti 2010 Familia Red (Mendoza)

92 pts.

Wine Enthusiast

Ripe, toasty, smoky aromas of blackberry, cassis, licorice and prune are gritty. This is big, tannic and blocky, with tartaric scrape. Flavors of blackberry, cassis, raw oak, licorice and spice finish with notes of toast, chocolate and baking spices. Drink this full-bodied, jammy blend of Malbec and four other red grapes through 2020. — Michael Schachner

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