Chateau Haut-Garriga Entre-deux-Mers 2022

Tasting Note: This 60% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Sémillon and 10% Muscadelle hails from Entre-Deux-Mers (between two seas), which is a lesser-known area in the sprawling region of Bordeaux. Entre-Deux-Mers focuses primarily on seafood-friendly white wines like this one, with its notes of peach skin, chamomile tea and jasmine. Score/Accolade Details Alcohol/Vol12.5% Made InFrance Sugar Content2 g/L […]

Montgermont Cremant de Bourgonge Blanc de Noir

I can’t remember ever tasting a Cremant de Bourgogne this good, and it tastes the way all the sparkling-wine advertising looks! What a beautiful pinot noir nose this has! Ripe raspberry fruit with notes of Amalfi lemon and marzipan and a spot-on balance of fruit, creaminess, mousse and freshness that’s so joyful and subtle! I […]

Tesch Krone Riesling Trocken 2019

No question, positive thinking is good, but that makes so much more sense when you have a joyful and expressive wine like this (50 shades of lemon!) in the glass. Juicy yet delicate flavors keep you hanging on in there. Drink or hold [till 2029 and perhaps into the early 2030s]. Score – 94. (jamessuckling.com, […]

Tesch Königsschild Riesling Trocken 2021

There’s a wonderful interplay of ripe and fresh components in this wine which make slight on its feet in spite of the considerable intensity. Vibrant and easy this makes you feel glad to be alive. So much crisp pear and pomelo with a delicate floral touch. Long, very elegant finish with an oyster shell minerality. […]

Tesch Königsschild Riesling Trocken 2020

So much youthful energy is married to a fruit cocktail of aromas that no mixologist could match. The wonder is that this is super-cool for the warm vintage, with so much drive and precision at the explosive finish. Drink or hold [till 2035+]. Score – 95. (jamessuckling.com, Sept. 23, 2021) Alcohol/Vol12.5% Made InNahe, Germany Sugar […]