2014 Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) Saint-Amour

SKU #1274421 93 points Vinous

 aged entirely in concrete tanks): Brilliant red. Highly expressive and pure on the nose, displaying an array of red fruit, floral and spice scents and a bright mineral topnote. Juicy and precise, offering deeply concentrated but lively raspberry liqueur, spicecake and floral pastille flavors given spine by a jolt of tangy acidity. Manages to be both powerful and graceful and finishes with outstanding clarity and floral- and mineral-driven persistence. I can't recall trying a better example of this appellation. (JR)  (8/2016)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2014 Saint-Amour has a delicate but pretty redcurrant and strawberry-scented bouquet, less extravagant than its peers but natural and well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity, pure red cherries and redcurrant fruit, harmonious with a precise and quite intellectual finish. This is a superb offering from Jean-Paul Brun. (NM)  (8/2016)

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