French Mixed Box - 3 Pack Value
Brilliant, beautiful wines from the vineyards of France. A smooth, soft red, a zesty white and a delicious rosé. The true taste of France.
1 x Lavau Cotes du Rhone Red 2018 - Rhone, France
90/100 Natalie McLean (2013 vintage)
Bronze Medal International Wine Awards - Korea (2013 vintage)
Natalie McLean "Plush and smooth with soft, velvety tannins and a touch of earthy notes. Closes with a long, lingering, smoky finish. Food friendly and wonderfully versatile" (2013 vintage)
The Guide Hachette des Vins (referenced in the above) is France's best-selling, and one of France's oldest wine guides. Considered France's most authoritative wine guide and commonly referred to as the bible of the French wine industry. This wine has received consistent star ratings for multiple vintages from this prestigious authority.
1 x Les Centenaires Costières Blanc La Bergerie de Nimes 2020 - Rhone, France
9.5 stars / 10 Monvin Francais
87/100 Wine Enthusiast (2018 Vintage)
91/100 Jeb Dunnuck (2017 Vintage)
Wine Enthusiast “While the nose is restrained, the palate of this dry white blend offers zesty apple and pear marked by hints of anise and pepper. It's full bodied and easy drinking, best enjoyed now through 2023” (2018 Vintage)
Jeb Dunnuck "A blend of 40% Marsanne, 30% Roussanne, 20% Vermentino, and 10% Viognier. The 2017 Costières de Nimes Blanc has a great bouquet of ripe orchard fruits, white flowers, fresh pineapple, apple blossoms and hints of almonds. It's deep, rich, medium to full-bodied, and beautifully textured on the palate, and has real class. Drink this rich, seriously impressive southern Rhone white over the coming 2-4 years." (2017 Vintage)
Clos des Centenaires was founded Luc Baudet of Chateau Mas-Neuf fame, and Californian wine industry veteran, Jack Edwards who both share a passion for artisan wines and the terroir of France’s Southern Rhone.
Clos des Centenaires is a historic vineyard situated in Costieres de Nimes, close to the Mediterranean Sea. The vineyard boasts 70-year-old Grenache vines which are deeply rooted in the pebble stones overlooking the picturesque lakes of Petite Camargue. The vineyard also features Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Verdot, and Cinsault, and is known for producing unique, high-end, elegant wines of excellent value.
1 x Salin Domaine de Tamary ~ Cotes de Provence Rosé 2020 ~ Provence, France
89/100 Robert Parker
88/100 Wine Enthusiast
16/20 Jancis Robinson
89/100 Robert Parker
92/1-- Decanter (2019 Vintage)
15.5/20 Jancis Robinson (Vintage 2019)
90/100 Falstaff (2015 Vintage)
16/20 Vinum Wine Magazine (2015 Vintage)
5 Stars, Kerry Wines
5 Stars, Millesima - France
4,5 Stars, The Wine Merchant Ltd (Vintage 2020)
Robert Parker "A blend of 45% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 10% each Rolle (Vermentino) and Syrah, plus 5% each of Mourvèdre, Sémillon and Tibouren, Tamary's 2020 Cotes de Provence Rose is a pale, coppery rosé that reveals hints of brine to go alongside peach, melon and citrus notes. It's medium-bodied and nicely rounded and generous on the palate, with a gentle, easy-drinking and harmonious finish."
Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast "A blend of six grapes, this pale-pink wine is aromatic and attractively ripe, with a mineral edge to freshness. The red fruits, citrus flavors and crisp aftertaste make the wine immediately attractive. Drink now."
Decanter "Owned by Jean-Luc Zuger of Malescot St Exupéry (along with Frédéric Salin of Salin négociants), this is savoury to the point that you can almost taste a salt-licked tang on the finish, and the slate texture is marked, as are gentle redcurrant notes. This quality makes it quite unusual, and gives it presence. One for fans of not overly sweet rosés - of which I am one." (2019 Vintage)
Robert Parker "A blend of 40% each Cinsault and Grenache, with 13% Syrah and 7% Mourvèdre, Tamary's 2019 Cotes de Provence Rose offers sedate notes of cantaloupe and lime zest. It's medium-bodied and plump in the mouth, with that zesty, slightly bitter note providing energy across the palate and through the long finish." (2019 Vintage)
Falstaff "Pale salmon pink, silver reflections. Fresh white apple, a hint of red berries, lime zest, good minerality. Medium-bodied, fine fruity sweetness, well balanced by a lively acidity, lingers, fine touch of ripe pear in the finish, a versatile, summery food accompaniment." (2015 Vintage)
Vinum Wine Magazine "As soon as the pink Côtes de Provence sparkles in the glass, the movie starts rolling in your head: Angelina and Brad in the "Café Sénéquier" at the port of Saint-Tropez. In the glass: the rosé that grows directly behind the beach. In the past, it often tasted clumsy, old-fashioned and alcoholic. But in recent years, the winegrowers have stepped on the gas. The Tamary rosé is a blend of Cinsault, Grenache and Mourvèdre. Aromas of summer herbs, flowers and roses. Soft on the palate, with southern charm and yet wholesome" (2015 Vintage)
Made by one of the World's Top 10 winemakers
Wine-maker, Jean-Luc Zuger has been praised by top wine critics as "miraculous"
The Winemaker "Lovely aromas of citrus and flowers lead to a charming, sensual palate of berries, flowers and saline-laced minerals."
Made of 45% Grenache, 35% Cinsault, 15% Mourvèdre and 5% Rolle.
Winemaker, Jean Luc Zuger is the owner of a famuos Chateau in the Bordeaux appellation of Margaux. Together with Ferderic Salin; owner of the famous Bordeaux based négociant firm they bought and created Domaine de Tamary. Both share a passion for Provence rosé.
This is the result of that love, which saw them purchase the Domaine Tamary and look to seek-out its best possible incarnations. This wine pays respect to the steep slopes on which the Cinsault grapes are grown. These slopes, or "terrassess", provide vital exposure to the sunshine, protection from the strong mistral winds and resistance to disease that are key components to retaining the freshness and crisp balance in this wine.
The Guide Hachette des Vins - the bible of the French wine industry - gave Zuger’s 2007 Bordeaux its highest three-star rating, a score reserved for exceptional wines that are a perfect example of their appellation.