Critics’ favourites | Our selection of top scorers

Let yourself be guided by the world’s top wine experts: RVF, Bettane & Desseauve, Wine Spectator, Jancis Robinson, Robert Parker, James Suckling and Decanter are here to navigate you calmly through this veritable ocean of wine…

Bordeaux

Cheval Blanc 2010: this grand seigneur of Saint-Emilion received a 100/100 from Parker, a 98/100 from Wine Spectator, a 19/20 from Jancis Robinson, a 100/100 from James Suckling and a 20/20 from La RVF. This nectar is appreciated for its extreme finesse, and its remarkably complex substance. A legend.

Yquem: considered the greatest sweet white wine in the world and the only premier cru supérieur classified in 1855, this legendary wine endures endlessly.

Its 2011 received a 99/100 from Wine Spectator, a 19/20 from Bettane et Desseauve and La RVF, a 17/20 from Jancis Robinson and a 98/100 from James Suckling.

The 2009 received a 100/100 from Parker, a 20/20 from Bettane et Desseauve, a 98/100 from Wine Spectator and James Suckling, and 18/20 from La RVF and Jancis Robinson.

The 2005 received a 97/100 from Parker and Wine Spectator, a 20/20 from Bettane et Desseauve, and a 19/20 from La RVF and Le Point.

1989 rhymes with 97/100 from Parker and Wine Spectator, a 100/100 from Decanter and a 19/20 from Jancis Robinson.

Lafite Rothschild 1996: this mythical first growth of Pauillac produces a wine of exceptional finesse and fabulous aromatic complexity. Its impressive body suggests that its aging potential is unlimited. The 1996 was especially appreciated by the critics: a 98/100 from Parker, a 100/100 from Decanter, an 18.5/20 from Jancis Robinson, a 97/100 from James Suckling and a 20/20 from La RVF.

Château Canon 2015: an iconic Saint-Emilion property, Château Canon impresses vintage after vintage with its accuracy and character. Its scores? 96/100 from Wine Advocate, 97/100 from Wine Spectator, 17.5+ from Jancis Robinson, and 100/100 from James Suckling.

Mouton Rothschild 2010: one of the legends of Bordeaux, a wine raised to the top by Baron Philippe de Rothschild. Rich, opulent and harmonious, it expresses the quintessence of its appellation with elegance. It has received a 98/100 from Parker, a 99/100 from Wine Spectator, an 18+/20 from Jancis Robinson, a 100/100 from James Suckling and a 19.5/20 from La RVF.

Alsace

Zind-Humbrecht’s 2010 Pinot Gris Clos Jebsal Vendanges Tardives: from the attack to the finish, its roundness sublimates this biodynamic Pinot Gris marked by a beautiful minerality. A 20/20 from Bettane et Desseauve, a 17,5/20 from Jancis Robinson and an 18/20 from La Revue du vin de France congratulate this beautiful wine.

Marcel Deiss’ 2007 Schoenenbourg: from one of the most beautiful Riesling terroirs in Alsace, this vintage is a true regional monument from an estate that has made complantation its landmark approach. It has been awarded a 95/100 by Parker, a 19.5/20 by Bettane et Desseauve and a 20/20 by La RVF.

Rhône Valley

Chapoutier’s 2005 Ermitage l’Ermite: Overlooking the Hermitage hillside, the Ermite parcel has everything you dream of in a wine. On the palate too, you’ll be transported by this masterpiece signed by Chapoutier, revealed by an exceptional terroir and refined by almost two years of aging. This wine has received various awards: 99/100 from Parker, 98/100 from Wine Spectator, 18/20 from Bettane et Desseauve and 18.5/20 from Jancis Robinson.

Guigal’s 2013 Côte-Rôtie La Landonne: La Landonne is one of the three cuvées that make up Guigal’s mythical « trilogy », much sought after by wine lovers. A truffle aroma so characteristic and inimitable for this 2013, applauded with a 98/100 from Wine Spectator, 18/20 from Jancis Robinson, and a 97/100 from James Suckling.

Robert Parker’s 100/100:

André Brunel’s 1990 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Centenaire: the Cuvée Centenaire is a very fine wine that can be enjoyed on its own, as its aromatic bouquet and structure are exceptional. This 1990 is the perfect example of impressive aging potential.

Markus Molitor’s 2017 Riesling Bernkasteler Doctor Auslese (white capsule): This is a complex and structured Mosel Riesling with a fantastic finish. We recommend pairing it with grilled seafood.

98/100 from Wine Spectator:

Stéphane Ogier’s 2016 Côte-Rôtie Côte Blonde: a superb, full-bodied and elegant Côte-Rôtie!

Stéphane Ogier’s 2015 Côte-Rôtie La Belle Hélène: an intense, rich, and complex 100% Serine Côte-Rôtie with great aging potential. Robert Parker also gives it a 96/100.

100/100 James Suckling:

Bolgheri Scrio 2015 Le Macchiole: a Tuscan syrah with a bluffing aromatic profile. Parker also gave it a 95/100.

2015 Château Beauséjour: a legendary wine from the Saint-Émilion star whose truffle aromas are hard to forget. Jancis Robinson also gave it a 17/20.

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