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Olivier de Maisonneuve

Olivier de Maisonneuve

Le Grand Clos

Le Clos Jordanne Le Grand Clos Pinot Noir 2017

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
23 days ago

Olivier scored this wine: 90/100

The nose is absolutely charmaing with its hints of red cherries and sweet spices. It's a fruity wine with a certain body but very refrehing at the same time. I would cellar it for a couple of years to add to its complexity.But rigth now it's super nice,like having a pearl on the tongue.It would pair well with duck confit or the famous Thanksgiving turkey.

El Esteco Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Calchaquí Valley, Argentina
63 days ago

Olivier scored this wine: 90/100

Wow, this wine has a lot to say in the glass! Both the colour and the nose are a bit more intense than the Don David Reserve. You get a good expression of the varietal on the nose. There is a nice combination of leafyness (i hope it's a word!) and eathy tones. The mouthfeel is quite velvety. It is tannic but with smooth tannins. Dark fruits jam and oaky features are also part of the charm of this wine. Long finale part tannins,part freshness,and a hint of paprika. Begs for grilled meats...or portobello burgers. Make sure to let it open in your glass or in a carafe for a good 30-45 minutes, or try to forget it a couple of years in your cellar :)

443 days ago

Olivier scored this wine: 89/100

This Bourgogne Aligoté 2018,was a nice surprise. I really like the soft bouquet of wild white flowers,pear and the hint of white pepper.The mouthfeel is soft and delicate,but very well defined at the same time.It's not a once quaffed,already forgotten kinf of wine.The sligthly salty finish makes it super food-friendly.

1275 days ago

Olivier scored this wine: 85/100

As my esteemed collegues noted, this is not a typical aromatic sauvignon blanc. Not much of the expected green notes on the nose. It is lightly fruity and has a soft acidity and some structure,thanks to the vilana. All in all, a nice patio wine,for reading a good book,under the parasol,with a gentle spring breeze blowing romantic whiffs from that bed of thrush by the fence.

1275 days ago

Olivier scored this wine: 88/100

Another vintage coming up for your summer pleasure. For the price, you'll enjoy a fresh sipper with some texture, delightful aromas of grapefruit and white flowers,and a scrumptious mouthfeel of fresh croissants,with its delicate buttery sensation.

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