Wine Enthusiast - April 2016
Published on Friday, April 08, 2016 to 17h26
94 points - Silex Blanc 2014 : This is a full-bodied wine that exudes yellow fruits and a smooth structure. It is ripe, packed with citrus acidity to keep it fresh while the mineral texture is so well-cushioned by the rich fruitiness. It is delicious now with the exuberance of young fruit although it will certainly age and will be even better from 2017.
94 points - Monts Damnés 2014 : The Monts Damnés, the cursed hill because its steepness makes it so difficult to work, faces south-east and gives the ripest grapes. This rich wine exemplifies the richness of the wines from this vineyard. It is finely rounded, stylish and full of opulent fruitiness. All this is tempered by a tight, mineral texture that gives the wine a fine final bite. Drink from 2017.
93 points - Cul de Beaujeu 2014 : The steep, stony slope of the Cul de Beaujeu has produced this firmly structured wine that has rich plum and berry fruits. It is an impressive wine, ripe and juicy. With plenty of youthful crisp freshness the wine needs to age to plumb the depths that are there for the future. Drink from 2018.
92 points - Silex Rouge 2014 : While the wine is very young, the potential is there. It has rich tannins and berry fruits that are packed with youthful acidity. The structure and the depth of flavor are there with a hint of the juicy fruits as well as the minerality that are both developing. Drink from 2018.
91 points - Blanc 2014 : The wine is young and still firm with dry tannins. It has really fresh red-berry fruits that are going to need time to broaden out. For now, the wine shows the fruitiness of the vintage and with a solid texture for aging. Drink from 2017.