Gilbert & Gaillard Tasting Results

Maison Vialade Family Selection Grande Réserve Sauvignon Blanc – 2014

Dry white wine – Pays d’Oc

Mark: 90/100

Pale yellow colour with glints of green. A distinctive nose with the emphasis on citrus fruit and asparagus, together with finely incorporated oak. An eloquent wine, definitely dry, in the modern international style.

 

Maison Vialade Family Selection Grande Réserve Chardonnay – 2014

Dry white wine – Pays d’Oc

Mark: 88/100

Light golden in colour. A flowery nose (honeysuckle, lime) overlaying white fruit and citrus. Gentle on the palate, with a delayed effect of yummy softness. Silky substance, powerful fragrance. A wine that speaks volumes.

 

Maison Vialade Family Selection Grande Réserve Merlot – 2014

Red wine – Pays d’Oc

Mark: 86/100

A strong garnet-red colour.  A nose of jammy red and black fruit with some floral aromas. A mouth that is fleshy but firm, oscillating between fruity and vegetal aromas. A delicately firm sensation at the end which which does not however hinder enjoyment. A mellow but no-nonsense Merlot.

 

Maison Vialade Family Selection Grande Réserve Pinot – 2014

Red wine – Pays d’Oc

Mark: 87/100

An immature garnet-red colour. A nose opening up with pleasant impressions of cherries and currants. Light and fresh in the mouth with an addictive fruitiness. A fresh and delicate Pinot imparting instant pleasure.

 

Le Jardin de Vignes Rares de Ciceron Le Marselan – 2014

Red wine – Pays d’Oc

Mark: 88/100

An intense, very youthful aspect. A fulsome nose, floral (paeony), with black and red fruits and a hint of the vegetal. Markedly supple and heady in the mouth, sparkling with freshness and fragrance. The Le Marselan grape shows off all its vivacity here. Good with grilled meat.

 

Saint Auriol Chatelaine – 2014

Red wine – Corbières

Mark: 87/100

A colour which reveals its youthfulness. An honest nose, dominated by stone-fruit, against a background of smokey liquorice. Fleshy and warming in the mouth, asserting its clean flavours within a structure of wood tannins. A nicely fashioned Corbières of sound and eloquent character.