90/100 Punkte Vinous Jan 2018 The 2015 Tre, Brancaia's Sangiovese-based red, is bold, racy and super-expressive. A rush of black cherry, smoke, tobacco and licorice infuse this open-knit, inviting wine before Sangiovese aromatics appear on the finish to add lift. Drink it over the next few years.
95/100 Punkte James Suckling This is always a very pretty white. Shows apricots, nectarines, peaches, cloves and vanilla. Very structured palate with super high acidity and a long finish. Layers of fruit. Drink now or hold.
93/100 Punkte Robert Parker August 2017 A champion in quality-to-price ratio, the red 2013 Lalama wants to replicate the traditional wine produced as a field blend that is mostly Mencía with some 10% a myriad other varieties#Brancellao, Mouratón, Sousón and Garnacha Tintorera#from many different vineyards on different soils, altitudes and expositions. The destemmed and crushed grapes fermented in 2500-3500 and 4500-liter oak vats with indigenous yeasts followed by malolactic in 300-liter barriques where it was kept for 13 months followed by a further seven months in oak vat. It has an explosive and captivating nose, an explosion of wild berries and herbs, with just a creamy touch and some spices. It's redolent of acid berries, with an electric-like sensation in the palate revealing great freshness, focused flavors, very fine tannins and a clean, long and refreshing finish. This is plain delicious<(>,<)> the best Lalama I remember. 65'0 00 bottles produced. This combines quality, p
96/100 Punkte James Suckling This is really exotic with peaches, mangoes and grapefruits as well as a steely undertone. Full body, plenty of fruit and a powerful finish. One of the great whites of Italy. Drink now.
93/100 Punkte Robert Parker October 2017 The 2016 Tavel La Reine des Bois is among those at the very top of the appellation. It's full-bodied, ripe and rich, marrying ample fruit with complex spice notes and a wonderfully silky texture.
92/100 Vinous June 2017 Limpid orange. Vibrant and expressive on the nose, displaying cherry, blood orange and floral scents and a building mineral note. Sappy red currant and bitter cherry flavors flesh out slowly with air, picking up a hint of fennel on the back half. The finish hangs on with impressive tenacity, leaving behind bitter orange pith and cherry pit notes.