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91 Wine Advocate Points for Les Six 2015

Published on: 07 November 2017

WA Les Six 91 Points.001The Wine Advocate has awarded 91 POINTS to 'Les Six', Cairanne AOC  2015 from Domaine Boutinot Rhône.

'Les Six', Cairanne, AOC 2015
91 POINTS, The Wine Advocate (Issue 233, 31st October 2017)
“Named for the six grape varieties in the blend, the 2015 Cairanne Les Six features this cuvée's hallmark spice and garrigue notes but backs them with concentrated cherry and raspberry fruit and a silky finish. Drink this medium to full-bodied wine over the next 5-8 years.”– Joe Czerwinski. 

'Les Six' is a blend of six grape varieties, co-fermented together in pairs to show how the rare and ancient varietiesof Carignan Noir, Cinsault and Counoise can enhance the more popular southern Rhône varieties of Grenache Noir, Syrah and Mourvèdre.

Following a traditionally slow vinification, using only natural yeasts, gentle remontage and manual pigeage Les Six is later assembled and matured only in tronconique (large oak vats) for up to twelve months at the Cairanne cellars of Domaine Boutinot Rhône.

2015 is the first vintage of  'Les Six' to be released as Cairanne AOC following the elevation of Cairanne to Cru appellation status from the 2015 vintage.

For more information one  Les Six, Cairanne AOC click here

Two neighbouring Southern Rhône wines from the 2015 vintage were also reviewed by The Wine Advocate. Domaine La Haute Marone 'Les Cru des Dentelles Montmirail' Gigondas 2015 received 92 points, while Les Banquettes Escarpées Rasteau 2015 received 91 points. Both wines are also represented by Boutinot. 

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90 Wine Spectator points for La Côte Sauvage Cairanne 2014

Published on: 20 July 2017

FPB152 300 dpi High Res 2014'La Côte Sauvage', Cairanne Côtes du Rhône Villages 2014 from Boutinot Rhône has been awarded 90 points by the Wine Spectator (31st August 2017 issue).

In a ‘Sneak Preview’ of the August 31st issue, James Molesworth, the publications Senior Editor and Rhône specialist described ‘La Côte Sauvage’ 2014 as:

“This has enticing mesquite and black tea aromas that give way to a core of gently steeped red currant and plum fruit. Shows a solid graphite edge through the finish.”– James Molesworth.

This review follows 90 points awarded in April 2017 by the UK's Wine Gang and in May a winning place on the UK’s Top 100 Wine Merchant list.  Judges commented that La Côte Sauvage 2014 shows "outstanding winemaking, at a very good price”.

La Côte Sauvage, Côtes du Rhône Villages 2014 was made with Grenache Noir, Syrah. Mourvèdre and Carignan Noir hand picked from old vineyard plots above the village of Cairanne, all recently awarded Cru status. 


 

 

 

 

91 Wine Spectator Points for Les Six 2014

Published on: 20 July 2017

les Six 91 points and others .001Wine Spectator has awarded 91 POINTS to 'Les Six', Cairanne, Côtes du Rhône Villages 2014 from Domaine Boutinot Rhône.

'Les Six', Cairanne, Côtes du Rhône Villages 2014
91 POINTS, Wine Spectator (31st August 2017)
“Fleshy and inviting, with a velvety feel to the layers of boysenberry, cassis and plum fruit that glide through, lacedwith subtle black tea and anise notes. A buried graphite spine allows this to drape nicely on the finish.”– James Molesworth

Revealed in a ‘Sneak Preview’ of the August 31st issue these 91 Wine Spectator points follows high acclaim from other respected publications including 14.5 -15 points in La Revue du Vin de France (Issue 592)  and 90 points and a DWAA Silver medal from Decanter (March 2017). 

'Les Six' is a blend of six grape varieties, co-fermented together in pairs to show how the rare and ancient varietiesof Carignan Noir, Cinsault and Counoise can enhance the more popular southern Rhône varieties of GrenacheNoir, Syrah and Mourvèdre.

Following a traditionally slow vinification, using only natural yeasts, gentle remontage and manual pigeage Les Six is later assembled and matured only in tronconique (large oak vats) for up to twelve months at the Cairanne cellars of Domaine Boutinot Rhône.

2014 is the last vintage of  'Les Six' to be released as Cairanne, Côtes du Rhône Villages following the elevation of Cairanne to Cru appellation status from the 2015 vintage.

For all medals and recent press reviews of Les Six, Cairanne, Côtes du Rhône Villages 2014 click here

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