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Wine Spectator 90 points for Séguret 2013

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US magazine the Wine Spectator has awarded 90 points to 'Les Coteaux Schisteux' Séguret Côtes du Rhône Villages 2013 from Boutinot Rhône. Published in the latest issue (15th October 2016) this follows previous positive reviews from the Wine Spectator for the 2010 and 2009 vintage.

 James Molesworth, the Wine Spectator's Senior Editor and Rhône specialist described 2013 'Les Coteaux Schisteux' as showing:-

"[ ] a hint of maturity already, with smoldering tobacco and singed mesquite notes leading the way for a core of lightly steeped plum and red currant fruit. Picks up tension through the finish, showing a good chalky underpinning. Finishes with an echo of dried bay. 90 points". 

Part of the Boutinot Rhône Fide et Arte range 'Les Coteaux Schisteux', Séguret, Côtes du Rhône Villages 2013 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. 

This US recognition of Les Coteaux Schistuex follows the 2013's inclusion in the UK's Top 100 Wine Merchant list.

 'Les Coteaux Schisteux', Séguret, Côtes du Rhône Villages 2013 is available in 75cl, Magnum and limited edition Jeroboam. 

The Wine Spectator also awarded 89 points to Boutinot Rhône La Fleur Solitaire Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2015. Also reviewed by James Molesworth on who commented that "This has a plump edge, with green plum and melon flavors forming the core, but there's also verbena, bitter almond and salted butter notes lending zip and cut."   

A blend of Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Roussanne / Marsanne and Clairette /Bourboulenc La Fleur Solitaire is the only white wine in the Boutinot Rhône Fide et Arte range, currently in its 7th vintage.