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Sylvain Segard

Sylvain Segard

2331 days ago

Sylvain scored this wine: 85/100

A wine of medium ruby colour with a gentle, flinty aroma mildly evocative of wildflowers, small red berries, and plums. This wine is of medium body and has a light mouthfeel with medium tannins that are still mellowing out. The juicy cassis, red cherry and balsamic taste of this wine is supported by a high acidity that will help wash down tomato-based pasta dishes in a quick short finish. A decent wine for the low price, but unremarkable for a Barbera d'Asti. Score 85. (S.Segard, reviewed Nov. 25, 2017)

Grande Réserve Visan

Cave de Rasteau Grande Réserve Visan 2015

Côtes Du Rhône, Rhône, France
2337 days ago

Sylvain scored this wine: 88/100

Deep ruby colour. Aromas of dark berries, herbs, alcohol, and cedar. Medium-full bodied, dry, with young tannins. A savoury red wine ready to be paired with game dishes or grilled red meats, or to be set aside for another 18-24 months to help integrate the abundant acidity. Score 88. (S.Segard, reviewed Nov. 17, 2017)

Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Columbia Valley, Washington State, United States
2337 days ago

Sylvain scored this wine: 90/100

Deep ruby. Aromas of blueberries and plums with a hint of smoke and mint. This wine has a juicy mouthfeel and gentle tannins. Its palate expresses stewed black fruits, mocha, and cedar plank. Score 90. (S.Segard, reviewed Nov. 19, 2017)

Almanac Red

The Grange Prince Edward County Almanac Red 2014

Prince Edward County, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
2337 days ago

Sylvain scored this wine: 86/100

Medium-light translucent ruby colour. A pleasant earthy bouquet of sour cherries, pungent herbs, and white pepper. Light bodied, with a short finish of cherry-infused water. Score 86. (S.Segard, reviewed Nov. 19, 2017)

Speck Family Reserve

Henry of Pelham Speck Family Reserve Chardonnay 2016

Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
2337 days ago

Sylvain scored this wine: 92/100

Pale yellow straw colour. Creamy apple tart aroma and taste, with medium long finish. A well-executed Chardonnay that falls within the goldilocks range of not too much buttery acidity and not too much oak. Score 92. (S.Segard, reviewed Nov.19, 2017)

Sylvain Segard

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Memorable Wine

1982 Chateau Cheval Blanc


First Wine

A watered down Bordeaux served by my dad when I was 8.


Unusual Wine Experience

Orange wine


Current Fav Wine

I am on an Italian wine kick at present.





Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award