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April 2016 - France

April 2016 - France
This month's Wine feature is French Wines

France Reviews

Nicolas Potel 2014  Pinot Noir
91 points
$16.99
Best Buy
Light garnet color. Bright, fruity, floral aromas and flavors of black raspberries, strawberry compote, and lilacs with a silky, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a graceful, layered, orange, almonds, and limestone finish with crunchy, fine tannins. A crisp and lively pinot noir that will pair beautifully at the table.
91 points $16.99 Best Buy
Moncigale 2015  Coteaux d Aix En Provence
90 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Silvery pink color. Delicate, fruity, fresh aromas and flavors of strawberries and lemon pudding cake with a silky, lively, dryish medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length nuts and minerals finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A dry, refreshing adult rosé that will cover a lot of bases.
90 points $13.99 Best Buy
Nicolas Potel 2014  Chardonnay
89 points
$16.99
Pale emerald straw color. Bright, fruity aromas and flavors of pickled melon and citrus, spiced nuts, meringue, and honeyed herbs with a silky, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-length lime, green apple, and minerals finish with fruit tannins and light oak. A nice snappy chardonnay with bright, mouthwatering acidity.
89 points $16.99
Moncigale NV Rose & Grapefruit France
88 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Steely pink color. Citrusy, fresh aromas and flavors of ruby grapefruit and cherry with a silky, vibrant, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, amusing, medium-length apple sauce finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak. A nice tangy, grapefruit flavored wine.
88 points $9.99 Best Buy
Moncigale NV Rose & Cherry France
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Reddish orange color. Fruity aromas and flavors of cherry lozenge and violet candy with a silky, tangy, fruity sweet medium body and a seamless, delightful, medium-length cherry sorbet finish with fine, crunchy tannins and no oak. A fun, cherry flavored wine.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
Moncigale NV Fruits & Wine Strawberry France
85 points
$9.99
Topaz color. Bold, floral, fresh aromas and flavors of roses, violet candy, strawberry sorbet, and floral talc with a supple, tangy, off-dry light-to-medium body and a graceful, interesting, carefree strawberry jam on toast finish with fine, chewy tannins and no oak. An interesting floral fruit wine.
85 points $9.99
Barton & Guestier 2014 Cuvee Laurent Prada Bordeaux Rouge
84 points
$10.99
Brown brick red color. Savory, baked aromas and flavors of berry compote, toffee, and hint of bouillon with a supple, dryish medium body and a smooth, carefree blueberry tart, nuts, and citrus finish with crunchy, earthy tannins and moderate oak. A sturdy red for the table.
84 points $10.99
Nicolas Potel 2014  Coteaux Bourguignons AOC
82 points
$13.99
Dark garnet color. Mild aromas and flavors of pomegranate, dried citrus, and earth with a supple, dry-yet-fruity body and a tingling, peculiar, crabapples and cranberries, nutshells, and limestone finish with dusty, chewy tannins. A very acidic, lazer-like table red.
82 points $13.99
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