M. Chapoutier Cotes-du-Roussillon Villages L’Esquerda 2017
91-93 Points - Wine Advocate 'wonderfully lush, welcoming and supple' from superstar M. Chapoutier
'The full-bodied 2017 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Lesquerde l'Esquerda is wonderfully lush, welcoming and supple. Loaded with black cherries and crushed stone, this seductive number adds a dusting of cocoa powder on the long, slightly warm finish. Drink 2018-2024'
91-93 Pts - Wine Advocate
'There's an earthy edge to the nose of this wine, with tones of cigar box, tobacco leaf, leather, cured meat, licorice and blackberry bramble. The palate is bold and filling, with robust, gripping tannins that provide a strong frame for the dense black-fruit-skin flavors. After the fruit subsides, notes of leather, tobacco and tilled earth ride through to the lingering close, while a hint of iron unfolds on the back. Drink 2020–2025.'
91 Points - Wine Enthusiast