Tasting note: Champagne Rosé “Philippe Starck”, Brut Nature, Louis Roederer, 2015

Comments = I love this rosé Champagne, purity of fruit and aromas, precision of acidity and bubbles, aromatic complexity. We can only thank Louis Roederer, Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon and Philippe Starck for FINALLY offering us a Brut Nature Champagne rosé of this quality and precision. I can only recommend it, especially since it still has good aging potential.

Final Grade = A

Tasting note: Legado, Quinta do Caedo, 2016

Comments = Complex and intense aromas dominated by a bouquet of red fruits, with hints of truffle and mineral notes. It has excellent, well-defined mouthfeel and firm, powerful but high-quality tannins. The finish is extremely long, elegant and deep with notes of red fruits, liquorice, tobacco and a hint of menthol. This wine just needs to be aged for at least one (preferably two) decades in the right conditions to be able to express its full potential.

Final Grade = A+

Tasting note: ‘Aurel’, Domaine les Aurelles, 2017

Comments = a very beautiful wine from my region of origin which knows how to express the full potential of Mourvèdre in this unique terroir of the Pézénas region which mixes gravel, sand and basaltic soil together with light maritime breezes. A good presence in the mouth with a good acidity-aroma balance. Silky and slightly velvety tannins go perfectly with aromas of black fruits centered around blackberry and a lengthy finish. It is without any doubt among the greatest wines of the region.

Final Grade = A

Tasting Note: Ermacora, Pignolo, 2020

Comments = A surprisingly powerful red wine that offers a good balance tannins-aromas with a long complex finish with spicy notes. This wine is really a great occasion to discover a well-made Pignolo wine coming from its region of origin (at a reasonable price given the quality offered.

Final Grade = B+