Tasting: Four Wines from Monsieur Touton

This week we have four great buys from Monsieur Touton:

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Les Lauzeraies Tavel Rose: A blend of 8 grapes (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Carignan, Cinsault, Clairette, Picpoul and Bourboulenc), for a wine combining fruit, minerality and spice. A ruby color, a nose of berries and intense notes of minerality charm your taste buds.

La Craie Sancerre: Gooseberry, black currant, and pennyroyal in the nose of Collines’ Sancerre La Craie leads to a mineral broth-like, chalk suffused palate shot through with tart gooseberry and lime. Chalk and white pepper inform a pungently invigorating finish, although despite a sense of primary juiciness on the mid-palate.

Ugarte Cincuenta Rioja: Fresh, Blackberry, Black Currant, Full-bodied. 100% Tempranillo aged for 10 months in French oak. It offers up toasty tobacco, spice, blackberry, and black cherry aromas. On the palate it is elegant, savory, and stylish with layered flavors. Scored 90 points on Wine Advocate.

Odipus Old Vine Grenache: Red cherry color, with violet hints. Complex aroma with delicate, matured red and black fruit notes with spice and fine wood touches. Long aftertaste, sweet and very expressive taste in mouth with soft and elegant tannins and a very expressive terroir. Scored 91 points with Robert Parker.

 

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