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April 2015 - France

April 2015 - France
This month's Wine feature is French Wines

France Reviews

Chateau de Gayon 2009 Gouttes dOr Pacherenc du Vic Bilh
93 points
Medium bright golden yellow color. Bold, fruity, complex exotic aromas of blood orange zest, almond nut skins, yellow currant, and ripe gooseberry with a satiny, lively, dry medium-to-full body and a smooth, long finish with soft tannins and light oak. Wonderful complex wine balancing out older flavors with fresh fruit notes.
Chateau de Gayon 2009 dou Hauret Madiran
89 points
Opaque dark brick red color. Lively, dense aromas of black currants, banana chip, cherry vinaigrette, and planked cedar with a glycerous, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, complex, medium-long blueberries and hint of bouillon finish with dusty tannins and moderate oak. A charming, Old World red for the table.
Kirkland Signature 2012 Médoc Médoc
88 points
Best Buy
Ruby color. Aromas of dried flowers, pomegranate custard, tomato, and pepper with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a brisk blackberry compote, cedar, and clay finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak. A nice everyday table wine.
88 points $8.99 Best Buy
Nicolas Potel 2013  Pinot Noir
88 points
Clear medium ruby color. Delicate, fruity, floral earthy aromas of dried door county cherries, dried violets, dried leaves, and potter’s clay with a even, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a warming, interesting finish with firm tannins and light oak. Delicate, enticing scents.
88 points $19.99
Kirkland Signature 2012 Bordeaux Supérieur Bordeaux
86 points
Best Buy
Garnet color. Aromas of nut brittle, chocolate, and berry pie a la mode with a silky, crisp, fruity medium body and a tingling, amusing, breezy cedar and nutskin finish with well-integrated tannins and light oak. A rock solid sipper or table wine.
86 points $6.99 Best Buy
Nicolas Potel 2013  Chardonnay
86 points
Clear light golden straw color. Mild, toasty, fruity aromas of green apples, apple sauce, toasted bread crust, and turned earth with a even, bright, dry medium body and a warming, appealing, brisk finish with firm tannins and light oak. A leaner styled old world chardonnay.
86 points $18.99