Thursday, April 12, 2012

José Penin & Wine Spectator

Jose Penin, the famous Spanish critic, has not been in Saint Emilion for quite a while and we had the opportunity to see him at home to taste some wines presented by Jean Guyon which was nice for Rollan de By, Tour Seran; our Roussillon wines also received nice comments and notes (with Hugo 96/100). Our friends Zonin and Andrea Franchetti were also spoiled, as well as our wines Valandraud and Virginie de Valandraud.
In any case, José Penin is always smiling and seems to enjoy his job.

The Wine Spectator released some more notes on Bordeaux 2011
All our wines were tasted blind near Bordeaux at a colleague negociant who rents his office to James Molesworth.
In Margaux, 87-90 for Bellevue de Tayac, our wine is becoming one of the top 20/30 wines in this prestigious appellation, Marojallia which has been in the top 10 since 1999, only got 86-89, and Marquis de Terme received 89/92.
In Listrac, Fourcas Hosten received 85-88, but deserves better
In Bordeaux, Domaine Virginie Thunevin 85-88, Subilaux 86-89, Lafont Fourcat A Nos Amours 86-89, Bad Boy/Mauvais Garçon 87-90, Bellevue La Randée 87-90
In Saint Emilion, Croix Figeac 87-90, Clos Badon 89-92, Sansonnet 89-92, Pressac 89-92, Virginie de Valandraud 90-93, Le Prieuré 90-93, Gracia 90-93, Fleur Cardinale and Secret de Cardinale 90-93, Faugères 90-93, Peby faugères 91-94, Valandraud 92-95, Cheval Blanc 93-96, was the best note of the vintage.
In Fronsac, Haut-Carles 89-92, La Vieille Cure 89-92, Carles 88-91, Haut Mazeris 88-91

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