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Roger Voss

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Wines from Côtes de Gascogne

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Domaine du Tariquet 2014 Premières Grives Gros Manseng (Côtes de Gascogne)

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Lightly honeyed, this off-dry wine is complex while also fruity. Intense flavor fills the mouth with spice, yellow fruits, pineapple and a touch of mango. The fruits are balanced by the more nuanced honey and spice character that is finished with acidity. Gros Manseng, a native grape of this region, is worth getting to know. Drink this delicious wine from 2016.

 — R.V.  (8/1/2015)
90
points

Domaine d’Arton 2010 La Croix d’Arton Réserve Red (Côtes de Gascogne)

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This is a smooth, ripe and rounded wine with solid tannins and rich plum and berry fruits. From a good vintage, it is full of tannins, smoky wood and balanced acidity. It’s a full, ripe and ready to drink.

 — R.V.  (11/1/2014)
90
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Domaine Chiroulet 2011 La Côte d’Heux Gros Manseng (Côtes de Gascogne)

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Perfumed apricot-flavored wine, this is rich, smooth and opulent. The ripe yellow fruits, with their hints of mango, are balanced by fragrant acidity. It’s a full wine, with good concentration from aging on the lees. Drink now and until 2018.

 — R.V.  (12/31/2013)
89
points

Laudet 2014 La Demoiselle de Laballe Gros Manseng (Côtes de Gascogne)

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A hint of honey gives this wine richness while keeping every bit of freshness. It has tangy acidity, a mineral character and apricot and mango fruit flavors. Drink now, although the wine will be better from early 2016.

 — R.V.  (8/1/2015)
89
points

Domaine d’Arton 2011 La Croix d’Arton Red (Côtes de Gascogne)

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A blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah, this is a powerful red for the Gascony region. Ripe berry fruits and layers of firm tannins gain extra richness from the wood-aging flavors and juicy acidity. It could age another year, so drink from 2016.

 — R.V.  (11/1/2014)
89
points

Domaine Uby 2011 No. 4 Gros and Petit Manseng (Côtes de Gascogne)

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Medium sweet in character, this is a round, ripe wine. Its flavors show apricot, bitter orange and tangerine that are spiced with just a touch of honey. Pair this with a pâté or a fruit dessert.

 — R.V.  (10/1/2012)
88
points

Domaine du Tariquet 2014 Chardonnay (Côtes de Gascogne)

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Chardonnay in Gascony retains the freshness of the region. In this wine, there is the richness of the grape, with touches of caramel and a floral perfume. It is balanced and fruity, needing a few more months in bottle. Drink from the end of 2015.

 — R.V.  (8/1/2015)
88
points

Domaine du Tariquet 2014 Côté Chardonnay-Sauvignon Blanc (Côtes de Gascogne)

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In this intriguing blend, the herbaceous Sauvignon Blanc dominates the smoother Chardonnay. The wine is all about crispness and freshness with a strongly aromatic component. Acidity and a touch of minerality come through at the end.

 — R.V.  (8/1/2015)
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