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Reviews for 2018

November 2018 - France

November 2018 - France
This month's Wine feature is French Wines

France Reviews

Famille Valery 2017 Domaine des Dux Ruisseaux Sauvignon Blanc
89 points
Best Buy
Pale yellow straw color. Aromas of underripe gooseberry, key lime, lemon blossom, melon, jalepeño-honey jelly, and cannabis with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light body and an even, stimulating, medium-length kumquat, lemon taffy, flint, and challah loaf finish with no oak flavor. A vivacious Sauvignon Blanc that offers bright citrus with a kiss of toasty lees-like character.
89 points $14.99 Best Buy
Côte d’ Azur 2017 Sélection Rosé IGP Mediterranee
86 points
Best Buy
Amber beige color. Aromas of fresh tomato, cantaloupe, and distant herbs with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a medium underripe melons and sweet lemon finish with no oak flavor. A delicate, crisp and refreshing rose that needs no excuse to enjoy.
86 points $13.99 Best Buy
Three Hearts 2017 Rosé Pays dOc IGP
86 points
Pale orange salmon color. Sweet aromas and flavors of raspberry confection, candied yams, hazelnut praline, and pickled watermelon rind with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, breezy finish imparting notes of cucumber with no oak flavor. A juicy rose to serve well-chilled.
86 points $18.99
Famille Valery 2015 Chateau Le Thou Languedoc Rouge
85 points
Black ruby color. Aromas of black fig, tomato leaf, strawberry, rosemary, and charred nuts with a lightly tannic, crisp, bone-dry medium-full body and a medium-length well-steeped black tea and chocolate studded cookies finish with leafy tannins and no oak flavor. A rustic red for similar fare.
85 points $22.99
Coeur de Rosé 2017 Prestige Rosé Côtes de Provence
84 points
Silvery pink color. Aromas of struck match, distant peach, and wool with a round, bright, dry light body and a seamless, brisk orange spritz and pickled green strawberry finish with no oak flavor. A simple rose that refreshes.
84 points $24.99
Fleur de Mer 2017 Rosé Côtes de Provence
83 points
Silvery pink color. Aromas and flavors of melon, cranberry juice cocktail, and fruit punch with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a tingling, quick finish with fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A mild and approachable quaffer to take the edge off a hot day.
Coeur de Rosé 2017 Réserve Rosé Côtes de Provence
81 points
Pink coral color. Aromas and flavors of stuck match, alka-seltzer, crayons, and lemongrass with a satiny, bright, dry light body and a tingling, scant finish that exhibits suggestions of underripe fruit with no oak flavor. A clean rose to serve well-chilled.
81 points $18.99