ROBERT PARKER’S WINE ADVOCATE
Note : 90
The lively, fruit forward and beautifully textured 2015 Cotes du Rhone Villages Seguret Loubie gives up loads of framboise and herbes de Provence characteristics to go with a medium-bodied, layered, textured, just downright chuggable style on the palate. I’m a fan and it will drink nicely over the coming summer months.
Note : 89
Bright orange. Pungent red berry, orange zest and floral scents are lifted by a hint of white pepper. Smooth, warm and fleshy, offering bitter cherry and raspberry flavors that show good heft and thrust. Finishes with brisk cut and repeating pepperiness, leaving a subtly sweet berry note behind.
Note : 88
Very fresh, displaying a racy edge as the white cherry, strawberry and blood orange notes zip along, backed by a light tang on the finish. Drink now. 2,200 cases made.
Note : 15,5/20
60% Grenache, 40% Syrah from 40-year-old vines at 35 hl/ha. Saignée and direct pressing. Pale lipstick pink. Smells of the fermentation vat but then some recognisably sweet Grenache fruit and a little bite on the end. Richer than many a rosé – probably better with food than as an aperitif. Went well with tomato-based pasta.