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Famille Isabel Ferrando

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2021
96
With good color, the wine opens with flowery notes coupled with spice, black raspberry, smoke pepper, citrus rind and green olives. On the palate, the wine is fresh, spicy, meaty, and slightly chewy with a fruity presence on the mid-palate and a peppery edge to the dark kirsch, along with a sprig of mint that comes in at the end of the finish. This is one of the wines of the vintage. Drink from 2023-2035.

With good color, the wine opens with flowery notes coupled with spice, black raspberry, smoke pepper, citrus rind and green olives. On the palate, the wine is fresh, spicy, meaty, and slightly chewy with a fruity presence on the mid-palate and a peppery edge to the dark kirsch, along with a sprig of mint that comes in at the end of the finish. This is one of the wines of the vintage. Drink from 2023-2035.

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2021
94
Medium-bodied, and earthy in character, with notes of flowers, dark kirsch and garrigue. The wine is forward, and fruity with an elegant character. There is a slightly chewy edge to the sweet, ripe, pure red fruits on the palate and in the finish. The wine will be easy to enjoy on release and over the next 7-10 years. Drink from 2023-2032.

Medium-bodied, and earthy in character, with notes of flowers, dark kirsch and garrigue. The wine is forward, and fruity with an elegant character. There is a slightly chewy edge to the sweet, ripe, pure red fruits on the palate and in the finish. The wine will be easy to enjoy on release and over the next 7-10 years. Drink from 2023-2032.

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2021
96
Mildly yellowed honey in color, this is the second vintage for the newly renamed Cuvée Spéciale Vieilles Clariettes. The wine opens with flowers, spice, orange rind, mint, and yellow citrus . The wine is fresh, subtle, spicy, and vibrant, with an array of citrus notes. and a touch of salt that comes in on the end of the finish. Half of the wine was vinified in small, wine globes while the remaining wine was aged in neutral foudres. The wine was aged in the same globes. and foudres for 18 months before bottling. Only 800 magnums were produced. The wine is made from 100% Old vine Clairettes. Drink from 2023-2035.

Mildly yellowed honey in color, this is the second vintage for the newly renamed Cuvée Spéciale Vieilles Clariettes. The wine opens with flowers, spice, orange rind, mint, and yellow citrus . The wine is fresh, subtle, spicy, and vibrant, with an array of citrus notes. and a touch of salt that comes in on the end of the finish. Half of the wine was vinified in small, wine globes while the remaining wine was aged in neutral foudres. The wine was aged in the same globes. and foudres for 18 months before bottling. Only 800 magnums were produced. The wine is made from 100% Old vine Clairettes. Drink from 2023-2035.

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2020
97
The debut vintage for the newly renamed Cuvée Spéciale Vieilles Clariettes pops from the glass with its honeysuckle, white flowers, lemon peel, white peach, pear and almond nose. On the palate, the wine balances between its freshness and depth of fruit. Crisp, long and clean with a racy acidity to all the vibrant yellow citrus, this is going to offer pleasure young, yet age and evolve. Half of the wine was vinified in neutral glass vats which adds a lot of lift and vibrancy. After the vinification, only 30% of the wine was aged in the neutral tanks while the remainder of the wine was aged in used foudres. The wine is made from 100% Old vine Clairettes. Drink from 2023-2035.

The debut vintage for the newly renamed Cuvée Spéciale Vieilles Clariettes pops from the glass with its honeysuckle, white flowers, lemon peel, white peach, pear and almond nose. On the palate, the wine balances between its freshness and depth of fruit. Crisp, long and clean with a racy acidity to all the vibrant yellow citrus, this is going to offer pleasure young, yet age and evolve. Half of the wine was vinified in neutral glass vats which adds a lot of lift and vibrancy. After the vinification, only 30% of the wine was aged in the neutral tanks while the remainder of the wine was aged in used foudres. The wine is made from 100% Old vine Clairettes. Drink from 2023-2035.

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2020
99
Deep ruby in color, the wine opens with an array of spices, flowers, kirsch liqueur, black raspberries and herbs. The palate is full, sensuous, round, fresh and vibrant. There is length, purity, richness, balance and complexity. But, what really makes this work it its unique, voluptuous mouthfeel, that with its depth, manages to remain light on its feet. The seamless finish remains with you for 60 seconds, building and expanding. Produced from old vine Cinsault planted in 1928, in the gravel and sand terroir of Saint Prefert., the wine is aged in used demi-muids for 18 months before bottling. Only 800 numbered bottles were produced, so if you see it, buy it! Drink from 2025-2050.

Deep ruby in color, the wine opens with an array of spices, flowers, kirsch liqueur, black raspberries and herbs. The palate is full, sensuous, round, fresh and vibrant. There is length, purity, richness, balance and complexity. But, what really makes this work it its unique, voluptuous mouthfeel, that with its depth, manages to remain light on its feet. The seamless finish remains with you for 60 seconds, building and expanding. Produced from old vine Cinsault planted in 1928, in the gravel and sand terroir of Saint Prefert., the wine is aged in used demi-muids for 18 months before bottling. Only 800 numbered bottles were produced, so if you see it, buy it! Drink from 2025-2050.

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2020
96
Floral in character, the pops with flowers, the wine pops with roses, kirsch, mint-leaf, and black raspberry. Medium-bodied, elegant, fresh, bright, clean and pure, the sweetness of the red fruits on the palate, with all the lift, energy and a touch of pepper has length and vibrancy leaving you with a touch of peppery orange peel and green olives in the endnote. The wine is made from 100% old vine Grenache from vines planted in 3 terroirs, sand, limestone and clay. The grapes are whole bunch fermented. Drink from 2024-2037.

Floral in character, the pops with flowers, the wine pops with roses, kirsch, mint-leaf, and black raspberry. Medium-bodied, elegant, fresh, bright, clean and pure, the sweetness of the red fruits on the palate, with all the lift, energy and a touch of pepper has length and vibrancy leaving you with a touch of peppery orange peel and green olives in the endnote. The wine is made from 100% old vine Grenache from vines planted in 3 terroirs, sand, limestone and clay. The grapes are whole bunch fermented. Drink from 2024-2037.

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2020
98
2020 marks the debut of Familie Isabel Ferrando, which is a blend of all the estates terroirs. 2019 was the final vintage of the single vineyards. The new wine is deep, ruby in color. From there you find a spicy nose with notes cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg along with all the scents of dark red fruits. On the palate, the wine is ripe, dark and plummy. You find licorice, ripe, dark fruits, chalky tannins and an opulent, rich character on the palate. One of the deepest wines of the vintage, there is a a beautiful sense of purity, symmetry, length and a touch more of all that spice in the finish. This is so easy to drink now, but you will have a much better experience if you let it age for a few years. Drink from 2025-2045.

2020 marks the debut of Familie Isabel Ferrando, which is a blend of all the estates terroirs. 2019 was the final vintage of the single vineyards. The new wine is deep, ruby in color. From there you find a spicy nose with notes cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg along with all the scents of dark red fruits. On the palate, the wine is ripe, dark and plummy. You find licorice, ripe, dark fruits, chalky tannins and an opulent, rich character on the palate. One of the deepest wines of the vintage, there is a a beautiful sense of purity, symmetry, length and a touch more of all that spice in the finish. This is so easy to drink now, but you will have a much better experience if you let it age for a few years. Drink from 2025-2045.

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2020
97
Produced from old vine Cinsault planted in 1928, in the gravel and sand terroir of Saint Prefert. The first thing you notice is the bouquet of flowers with its strong violet, lilac and rose fragrance. The wine perfectly balanced, fresh and harmonious with richness, purity, spice and opulence. There is a purity to the fruit and a remarkable level of freshness in the layers of opulent, fruit. The wine holds your focus for close 60 seconds while all the intense, dark fruit builds and expands. The wine is aged in used demi-muids for 18 months before bottling. This is a contender for wine of the vintage. However finding it is the issue as the production is only 800 bottles a year. Drink from 2025-2050.

Produced from old vine Cinsault planted in 1928, in the gravel and sand terroir of Saint Prefert. The first thing you notice is the bouquet of flowers with its strong violet, lilac and rose fragrance. The wine perfectly balanced, fresh and harmonious with richness, purity, spice and opulence. There is a purity to the fruit and a remarkable level of freshness in the layers of opulent, fruit. The wine holds your focus for close 60 seconds while all the intense, dark fruit builds and expands. The wine is aged in used demi-muids for 18 months before bottling. This is a contender for wine of the vintage. However finding it is the issue as the production is only 800 bottles a year. Drink from 2025-2050.

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2019
98
Produced from 100% old vine Cinsault, the wine explodes with its display of flowers, roses, spice, and red with black fruits. The sense of purity in the fruits is off the hook. The only thing better is the luscious, sensuous, supple, seamless finish that steals the show. The only issue here is finding a bottle, as the production is about 800 bottles, each of which is individually boxed and numbered. Drink from 2025-2045.

Produced from 100% old vine Cinsault, the wine explodes with its display of flowers, roses, spice, and red with black fruits. The sense of purity in the fruits is off the hook. The only thing better is the luscious, sensuous, supple, seamless finish that steals the show. The only issue here is finding a bottle, as the production is about 800 bottles, each of which is individually boxed and numbered. Drink from 2025-2045.

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2016
98
Compelling from start to finish, the nose, with all of its showy, ripe, spicy fruits, flowers, and herbs is the initial grab. But it is on the full-bodied, dense, rich, opulent, multi-faceted palate, with its non-stop layers of ripe, vibrant, pure, peppery, deep red fruits that seals the deal. Drink from 2022-2035.

Compelling from start to finish, the nose, with all of its showy, ripe, spicy fruits, flowers, and herbs is the initial grab. But it is on the full-bodied, dense, rich, opulent, multi-faceted palate, with its non-stop layers of ripe, vibrant, pure, peppery, deep red fruits that seals the deal. Drink from 2022-2035.

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2010
95
Full of life, this is loaded with sweet, peppery kirsch, lush cherries, herbs and spices. Produced from 100% old vine Grenache, this is a sublime Chateauneuf du Pape that’s drinking perfectly today. If you’re lucky enough to own a bottle, it’s time to pop the cork and enjoy as it’s at peak maturity. Drink from 2024-2030.

Full of life, this is loaded with sweet, peppery kirsch, lush cherries, herbs and spices. Produced from 100% old vine Grenache, this is a sublime Chateauneuf du Pape that’s drinking perfectly today. If you’re lucky enough to own a bottle, it’s time to pop the cork and enjoy as it’s at peak maturity. Drink from 2024-2030.

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