Let me offer you the largest report I have written in terms of number of wines. I have placed them in order by country, to make it easier, as follows: France (3 wines), US (6), Spain (4), Italy (5), Austria (1), New Zealand (1) and Argentina (2).
Please, Australia, Chile, Portugal, ... forgive me. I promise you will be in there soon.
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Château Boutillot 2015
Shy nose with slight notes of cherry and cassis. And copying the back label (I agree): Medium bodied. On the palate it is dense, combining notes of ripe fruit and vanilla with a toasted finish.
Very common sort of Bordeaux table wine, but nothing to object given the price.
JS 90 Pts.
My rating: 87 Pts.
Château de Riberon 2015
Intense blackberry and vinosity. Acidic. One of thousands of mediocre Bordeaux. From a good year, but in my opinion, it does not show any outstanding characteristic consistent with high ratings. One more confirmation that, in most cases, if you want a good red Bordeaux you’ve got to spend your money and look for some denomination more than Bordeaux or Bordeaux Supérieur.
$14.99 WE 91 points My rating: 86 Pts.
Seigneur de Buquests 2017
Grenache, Syrah, Mourdevre
Girondas is, according to many, the second best appellation of the Southern Rhône Valley after Châteauneuf du Pape. I remember when I visited my friends Kristen & Jim in their Gard paradise. They took me to Vaqueyras and Gigondas. I did not care much for the first, but I enjoyed Gigondas town’s tasting room. In addition, the specialized press says that 2017 is a “privileged vintage”. All that induced me to listen to the wine store sommelier and spend the money. I opened it for Good Friday dinner with Sally’s lamb chop rack.
The wine had aromas of raspberry pie, strawberry, red plum and notes of American coffee. Vibrant mature fruit. However, in mouth it was nothing special and it had no evolution and almost no bouquet. I thought it should have been aged instead of sold that young. For that price many better things can be found.