French Wine - 4 Star - Red-Medium Bodied
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Domaine du Vallon Plan de Dieu 2017
From the village of Plan de Dieu (neighbor to storied Châteauneuf-du-Pape), this HUGELY acclaimed red was made at the Meffre family’s 460-plus-year-old estate and brims with ripe berry and spicy, wild-herb notes.
Haut de Bel Air 2018
“2018 is an exceptional year for Bordeaux,” producing “wonderful wines with a beautiful depth of ripe fruit and polished, strong tannins,” (James Suckling). Wait until you taste this acclaimed Merlot blend – it's one of our picks of the vintage.
Château Le Bonalguet 2018
Château Le Bonalguet has been rated a “near-perfect wine” by former Best Sommelier of France Fabrice Sommier and sports a history of gold-medal acclaim. Rich, deep, and beautifully structured, the new 2018 release is every bit as impressive.
NPR Planet Money Malbec 2018
Thanks to the major success of Argentine versions, the Malbec grape is now back in vogue in its native France – as you’ll taste with this rich exclusive. It’s exactly the kind of economic success story you’d hear about on NPR’s Planet Money podcast.
Domaine Martin Rasteau 2017
Rasteau’s recent elevation to Cru status has propelled it “into the big leagues,” says Decanter. Hailing from the Martin family’s small estate and the Rhône’s exceptional 2017 vintage, this barrel-aged beauty brims with spicy berry charm.
Le Champ des Etoiles Pinot Noir 2019
The new vintage of Mark Hoddy’s ripe, fragrant Pinot Noir has landed, and it’s tasting better than ever. It hails from a prime southern French vineyard and – because it’s made to look and taste like a good Burgundy – it’s a superb dinner party red.
Château du Tertre Belair Cotes de Bordeaux 2018
The Côtes de Bordeaux region is a major destination for savvy wine fans seeking great flavor and value – and this gold-medal beauty offers both. “Expressive nose ... youthful, ethereal palate,” raved Gilbert & Gaillard judges.