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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



Wine Spectator 91 points for Les Coteaux Schisteux Séguret 2014

Published on: 20 July 2017

FPB148 300 dpi High Res 2014US publication the Wine Spectator has once again awarded 91 points to Les Coteaux Schisteux, Séguret, Côtes du Rhône Villages, this time for the 2014 vintage.

In a ‘Sneak Preview’ of their August 31st issue this is a repeat of the 91 points previously awarded by the Wine Spectator for the 2010* and 2009* vintages of this Séguret from Boutinot Rhône, with the 2013 achieving 90 points*.

The 2014 vintage will also be listed as a Wine Spectator Smart Buy in the August 31st issue, due for release mid July 2017.

Boutinot Rhône ‘Les Coteaux Schisteux’
Séguret, Côtes du Rhône Villages 2014
91 Points & Smart Buy
(31st August 2017).

This is alluring, with mulled spice and black tea aromas leading the way for a silky core of raspberry and plum sauce flavors. The long, anise-edged finish lingers nicely. Drink now through 2020.” James Molesworth

Part of the Boutinot Rhône Fide et Arte range 'Les Coteaux Schisteux', Séguret, Côtes du Rhône Villages 2014 is sourced from a single 50 year vineyard planted with Grenache Noir intermingled, as was the tradition, with Syrah. The result is a Séguret which is one of the  purest expressions of Granche Noir in the Southern Rhône valley. 

In the same issue (31st August 2017) Wine Spectator also awarded 90+ points to two wines from the Boutinot Rhône Fide et Arte range. 'Les Six', Cairanne, Côtes du Rhône Villages 2014 received 91 points while 'La Côte Sauvage', Cairanne Côtes du Rhône Villages 2014 was awarded 90 points.

* Published in the Oct 31st 2013, Sept 30th 2012 and 15th Oct 2013 issues respectively.