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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
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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)
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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
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Domaine d’Arton 2010 Victoire Gros and Petit Manseng (Côtes de Gascogne)

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A wine that is so fresh, with its blend of aromatic Gros and Petit Manseng and good acidity. Honey and a light hand on wood are added to peach and mango flavors to give a sweet, delicate, ready-to-drink wine.  — R.V.  (11/1/2014)
88
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Domaine Guillaman 2010 Les Hauts de Guillaman Merlot (Côtes de Gascogne)

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Full, rich wine that combines an aromatic herbal element with ripe red fruits. It’s the wood aging that knits this dense wine together, adding the spice and the smoothing element. Still young, this wine should be kept and drunk after 2015.  — R.V.  (12/31/2013)
88
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Domaine Chiroulet 2012 Terres Blanches White (Côtes de Gascogne)

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The Gros Manseng, one of Gascony’s two star white grapes (along with Petit Manseng), gives richness and delicious apricot flavors to this full and rounded wine. The acidity comes with the crisp, fruity Sauvignon Blanc. To drink now and until 2014.  — R.V.  (11/1/2013)
88
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Domaine du Tariquet 2012 Chenin Blanc-Chardonnay (Côtes de Gascogne)

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The acidity here is certainly the Chenin Blanc, but with the richness of Chardonnay in the mix, the wine has a full character, softly ripe, apples and pears dominant. It has a crisper feel at the end, bright and lively and ready to drink. Screwcap.  — R.V.  (11/1/2013)
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