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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
$38
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
$26
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
$8.99
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
$19.99
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
$6.99
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
$18.99
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
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