"A Pleasant dry rose wine, with enticing aromas of bananas, apples and pears. Its lively acidity and freshly sliced fruit palate bring the best out of grilled sea and freshwater fish, chicken and creamy pasta dishes."
"92 Points- Wine Spectator. Sleek, crisp and vibrant, offering floral strawberry and sweet ginger aromas, with luscious raspberry and lemon fruit, plus accents of spice and mineral, followed by a bone-dry finish."
"Intense and deep ruby color. On the nose, rich perfumed, packed with red and black fruits. Sweet and bursting of flavors of black berries and black currants balanced by firm tannins. Long and lingering velvety smooth finish."
"90 pts Wine Spectator Stylish, with a fresh sanguine note running through the core of black cherry and blackberry confiture flavors. Picks up additional spice and red licorice notes on the finish."
"The 2008 Rauzan-Segla (62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot) was made from 45% of the production. It is a beautiful wine in this vintage, not nearly as powerful and structured as the 2010, but it has complex notes of sweet red and black fruits, unsmoked cigar tobacco, spice box and a hint of very subtle wood. The complex perfume is followed by a dark ruby/plum-colored wine with beautifully sweet tannins, a silky, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, and a long finish. This outstanding Margaux should drink nicely for 15-20 years."
"A blend of primarily Syrah, Mourvedre and Cabernet Sauvignon. A hugely popular wine with consumers and critics. Long fermentations and barrel aging for maximum flavor development and complexity. It hits all of the points on the palate, dark and brooding to fit its name. Enjoy this wine now or age it for 5-10 years."
"Youthful purple color. Fresh redcurrant and cherry aromas are complemented by mocha and pipe tobacco. Lively and precise, with a refreshingly bitter quality to its tangy red and dark berry flavors. Closes with firm grip and dusty tannins, leaving spice and zesty red fruit notes behind."
"A very intriguing white wine from Roussanne, Vermentino (called Rolle in southern France), and Grenache Blanc. The 2008 displays loads of crisp pear, grapefruit, and lemon zest notes in a light to medium-bodied, fresh, zesty style. Drink it over the next year."
"Gem from the Diamond Sale List: $12.99 An easy drinking red with a nice mid-red burgundy colour and captivating aromas of blackcurrant, cinnamon and allspice. Warm and plummy yet at the same time rather bright and breezy. Great value and good glugging."
"The dark ruby/purple-hued 2008 reveals an angular, austere personality along with medium to full-bodied, deep, concentrated fruit. An unusually backward and highly tannic 2008, it will benefit from 3-4 years of cellaring and should keep for 20 years. It is a very good wine, but it is not pleasant to drink at present."