20 May 2011

3 independent reviews of our wines this week

Hot on the heels of The review of Chateau Jolys Jurancon Sec 2009 in the Sunday Herald Sun has come a review in Wine Hunter of Zette Rouge  and in The Weekly Review Magazine, a review of the Chateau Lagrezette Cru d’Exception Malbec 2005.

For a business open which has been selling wine on the market for just 3 months, we are very pleased with these reviews. We hope that out philosophy of bringing value for money wines to Australia from the Bordeaux region and the South-West of France has hit the mark and there is a place in the Australian marketplace for these wines.

Here are the three reviews...

The review of the  Chateau Jolys Jurancon Sec 2009 was written by Wendy Hargreaves, Food and Wine Writer for the Herald Sun. She named the wine Drink Of the Week, saying "Fans of sauvignon blanc looking for something new to try will love this well-priced French drop.   Like the ubiquitous Kiwi white, the Chateau Jolys Jurancon Sec ($17.99) is dangerously easy to drink—crisp and dry, but not overly so,with a more elegant fruity flavour than explode-in-your-mouth sauv-blancs. This wine, from Bordeaux in the south of France, would be a perfect match for seafood and shellfish, but also goes down a treat with pre-dinner dips and nibbles."

Winsor Robbins in Wine Hunter wrote about the Zette Rouge. "Zette is the second label of Domaine de Lagrezette, one of the leading producers in Cahors, south-west France, where malbec is king. This is an attractive and mature malbec and a considerable bargain. It's a plush, ripe red made in a New World style and fermented in stainless steel tanks. The forward dark fruit is matched by some supple tannins, hints of spice and softness on the palate. This medium-bodied wine is from a particularly good vintage and is drinking very well, particularly when paired with red meat dishes. Great buying at the online price from an importer with an impressive range of regional French wines" . Of course he might have mentioned that this wine was featured in Wine Enthusiast Magazine Worlds top 100 best buys of 2010!  “In a modern, smooth style, with plush fruit and dusty tannins, this is a ripe, open wine, an easy expression of Malbec, New World in its fruitiness.” A great bargain at $14.99.

And finally Ben Thomas in the Weekly Review wrote about  Chateau Lagrezette Cru d’Exception Malbec 2005. "($35.99; 14%; 4/5) The wines of Cahors have never been more glamourous since Alain Perrin, the head of fashion house Cartier, bought out this winery. The wine is made by the fashionable, and somewhat ubiquitous, winemaker Michel Rolland. This is full of appealing savoury, deep fruit flavours and aromas of cherry, blackberry, spice, liquorice and leather. Grippy, savoury tannins have softened nicely in the five or so years since it was bottled and it is drinking very nicely now. Food match \ Scotch fillet"

A great week for our new buisness to receive these independent reviews. Not much time to rest but it is Friday night. Time for a glass of something nice from the South-West!

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