RIESLING

2014 France Alsace
92 Points

The nose shows restrained citrus and a slightly lifted, very slightly aromatic touch of conifer. The palate is taut and slender, presenting sober, clean citrus flavors. This stands upright and has a wonderful backbone of freshness. I feel it will have more to give in the future. It’s refreshing now and promising in the future. The finish is so subtly fruited that this will be worth the wait. Drink now through 2030. —A.K.

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Wine Enthusiast AUGUST 2017
RIESLING

CARMENÈRE GRANDE RÉSERVE

2014 Chile Colchagua Valley
91 Points

Los Vascos is known for its cabernet sauvignon, which accounts for 85 percent of the winery’s 1,580 acres. Carmenère corresponds to only five percent, which they use for a single wine, this Grande Reserve, with a seductive balance between herbal and red-fruit notes. It feels narrow in structure, with tannins that are pointed and refined, refreshing with grilled pork tenderloin.
-PT June 2017

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Wine & Spirits JUNE 2017
CARMENÈRE GRANDE RÉSERVE Best Buy

GEWÜRZTRAMINER VENDANGES TARDIVES

2014 France Alsace
95 Points

The intensely citrus-colored 2014 Gewurztraminer Vendanges Tardives opens with an intense, clear and concentrated nose of rose petals, spices and lemon confit. Concentrated, very piquant and stimulating, this is a sweet, dense and concentrated, but piquant, Gewurz with a gorgeous tannin grip. Picked at 18.6% potential alcohol and bottled with roughly 13% alcohol, plus 72 grams of residual sugar.

_S.R.

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Robert Parker's Wine advocate JUNE 2017
GEWÜRZTRAMINER VENDANGES TARDIVES

GEWÜRZTRAMINER CUVÉE DES SEIGNEURS DE RIBEAUPIERRE

2011 France Alsace
94 Points

The 2011 Gewurztraminer Cuvée des Seigneurs Ribeaupierre is deep and smoky on the nose, rich, concentrated, ripe and exciting, with lots of citrus flavors. Full-bodied, rich, intense and tension-filled on the palate, this is a complex and mineral Gewurz that is a fresh, precise, salty, fresh and lovely tannic wine with a long and complex finish. A great Gewurz, indeed.
—S.R.

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Robert Parker's Wine advocate JUNE 2017
GEWÜRZTRAMINER CUVÉE DES SEIGNEURS DE RIBEAUPIERRE

RIESLING GRAND CRU GEISBERG

2014 France Alsace
93 Points

The 2014 Grand Cru Geisberg Riesling opens with a clear, ripe and intense, well-concentrated and complex bouquet with crushed stone, lemon peel and herbal aromas. Full-bodied, juicy, intense and piquant,
with good concentration and complexity, this is a full-bodied, dense and persistent Riesling with firm, yet still somewhat austere tannins  and good acidity. I suppose this will be a great Geisberg in 10 or more years, but not much earlier. A very promising Riesling!
—S.R.

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Robert Parker's Wine advocate JUNE 2017
RIESLING GRAND CRU GEISBERG

RIESLING

2015 France Alsace
93 Points

.The faintest hint of zesty lemon appears on the nose. The dry palate is of a concentrated slenderness, showing intense notes of ripe lemon zest but hinting at richer notions of ripe pear and candied citron. There is real impact, guided by rapier-like freshness and utter precision. This has an almost cleansing quality but is nonetheless imbued with the fruitful generosity of 2015. Lovely now, but sure to develop. Drink now through 2027.
—A.K.

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Wine Enthusiast AUGUST 2017
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LE DIX DE LOS VASCOS

2013 Chile Colchagua Valley
93 Points

This is the top wine of Los Vascos with currant, wet earth, and dried mushroom. Medium to full body, very fine and silky tannins and a pretty, chewy finish. It shows austerity with finesse and seriousness. Beautiful now but needs at least two or three years to come completely together. A blend of 90% cabernet sauvignon, 5% syrah and 5% cabernet franc. Decant now to drink.
—J.S.

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JamesSuckling.com MAY 2016
LE DIX DE LOS VASCOS