2014 Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) Fleurie "Grille Midi"
Deep magenta. Sexy, high-pitched red berry and floral scents are complemented by suggestions of Asian spices and incense. Sweet and penetrating, offering palate-staining raspberry liqueur and lavender pastille flavors give spine and lift by juicy acidity. In a seamless style, with a suave blend of power and finesse. Finishes sappy, sweet and very long, with no rough edges and an emphatic echo of florality. (JR)
A sunny wine with plums, dried strawberries and flowers. Full body, a round mouthfeel and a lovely texture. Bright acidity. Drink now.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Fleurie Grille Midi has a very composed bouquet with raspberry, wild strawberry, crushed rose petal and warm brick aromas that are very well defined and seem to gain intensity in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fleshy ripe red fruit, a keen line of acidity, nicely poised with a crisp and quite sustained finish that fans out wonderfully. Always one of the best Fleuries around, this 2014 is no different and it will give immense pleasure over several years. (NM)