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Great scores for Montfaucon in The Wine Spectator

October 17, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Côtes du Rhône White Baron de Montfaucon 2016 / Score: 92

Issue Nov 30, 2017

Tasting Note : Gorgeous, with a creamy core of yellow apple, white peach and mirabelle plum notes, flanked by racy verbena and honeysuckle details, then pierced by a flash of blanched almond on the finish. Drink now through 2022. 475 cases made.

 

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Baron de Montfaucon 2015 / Score: 91

Issue Nov 30, 2017

Tasting Note : Youthfully taut, with singed alder and cedar notes framing the core of red currant and cherry fruit paste flavors. Light savory and sanguine accents emerge steadily through the finish. A light echo of brick dust at the end keeps this in the old-school camp. Best from 2018 through 2025. 490 cases made.

 

Lirac White Vin de Madame La Comtesse de Montfaucon 2015 / Score: 91

Issue Web Only - 2017
Tasting Note : Flattering, with a light honeyed edge to the mix of creamed melon, yellow apple and pear fruit

flavors. Hazelnut and brioche notes come in on the lightly toasted finish. Clairette. Drink now. 180 cases made.

 

Lirac White Comtesse Madeleine 2016 / Score: 90

Issue Nov 30, 2017
Tasting Note : Juicy and fresh, with star fruit, plantain, yellow apple and verbena notes that are well-defined,

racing through a honeysuckle-laden finish. Drink now through 2018. 880 cases made.

 

Lirac 2015 / Score: 89

Issue Nov 30, 2017

Tasting Note : Bright cherry and pomegranate fruit is laced with a light lavender thread and lightly dusty tannins. Modest in scale but pretty. Drink now through 2018. 1,720 cases made. 

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