A country like no other is synonymous with fine wine. France is a dazzling collection of terroirs, styles and price points. Too many to mention, France is home to some of the most recognisable and loved wine regions in the world. Having defined and helped shape some of the finest wine regions in the world, it is undeniable that France’s influence extends far beyond its regional boundaries. While classic regions like Bordeaux, Burgundy or Champagne, amongst others, continue to be the standard-bearer of fine wine production, the country is also rediscovering some of its lesser-known regions. The recent success of Provence, the Loire or the South West, testifies to the diversity, richness and heritage of winemaking in France.
Bottle 75cl £159.68
Pure and energetic on the nose, with raspberry, plum and liquorice notes and a touch of earth. A little closed behind its oak at the moment, but the palate is succulent and delivers a round, smooth mass of dark fruit with hints of crushed stone. Full in weight with high acidity and full but polished tannins, this is a worthy...more
Bottle 75cl £80.68
Plummy and damson fruit on the nose, with autumnal, smoky and meaty notes and again an intensity that underlines the quality. Rich curranty fruit, bacon, animal and spices on the palate and terrific persistance. A mineral backbone runs through the wine too. This is clearly a wine of its soil, very fine. In scale it is tight and compact at...more
Bottle 75cl £81.68
Another in a long-line of distinguished Calons, this shows wild black fruits and certain gaminess on the nose and a really tight, finely-grained palate packed full of minerals and grippy tannins. As ever, this will need time to show at its best but has more than enough freshness and fruit to carry it through. 16 pointsmore
Bottle 75cl £82.18