About this Offering

260: Burgundy, Loire Valley, Languedoc-Roussillon & Provence

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Jane's Coups de Coeur

The Master of Wine's choices for the offering 260


How it works?

Jane Masters, our curator of fine wines, travels the world searching for boutique vineyards and notable winemakers to discover their techniques and sample their wines. Using her expert palate, Jane tastes over 100 wines per Cellar Offering in order to determine which wines embody the essence of the winemaker, region and grape. Then she narrows down the list to between 50 and 60 wines that provide our members with the best value, quality and experience. Only then does a wine make it to the pages of our Cellar Offering. While all wines that appear in the offering meet Jane's exacting standards, there are always a few that stand out from the crowd - her Coups de Cœur.

Everyday Drinking


Cellaring Potential

LOT 9840
Vignobles Canet, Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon, Special Oak Reserve, IGP Pays d’Oc, 2017
  LOT 9863
Domaine Peirière Réserve Sauvignon,
IGP Pays d’Oc, 2017
  LOT 9818
Domaine Bonnardot, Côte de
Nuits-Villages, AOC, 2015
  LOT 9819
Côte de Nuits-Villages, Les Perrières, Domaine Désertaux-Ferrand, AOC, 2015

Bird's Eye View

Your Opimian Wine Concierge gave his thoughts about the offering 260


How it works?

In his Bird’s Eye View feature, Carl will select 2 or 3 wines per offering that “catch his eye”. Each wine that is selected is one which Carl has personally tasted a previous vintage. As much as possible, Carl will taste the wine at the time the offering is active and will provide actual tasting notes for that wine. In some cases, it will be a wine that he has had often before and has enjoyed many times. Either way, you can be assured that he is giving his opinion based on having tasted previous vintages of the wine. After all, first-hand knowledge is the best kind of all. And wouldn’t everyone like to have a Bird’s Eye View of the world of wine?
Lot 9812 – Saint-Aubin 1er Cru, les Castets, AOC, 2017

Wine tasted: Lot 9252 – Saint-Aubin 1er Cru, Les Castets, AOC, 2016

I can’t say enough about the quality of this wine. One of over 300 premier cru in Burgundy, this one stands out in my mind for its value and typicity of the region. While this wine will predominately feature red fruits and some spicy aromas and flavours in its youth, the 2016 that I tasted a few days ago is already showing signs of terrific ageing potential. Already the earthiness and gaminess that is expected of an aged premier cru are coming through. This wine has great potential for long-term ageing and development.
  • Appearance: Deep Ruby, clear, long legs.
  • Nose: Clean, medium plus intensity aromas of red cherries, black currents and nuts. Secondary aromas of earth and toast are already evident. The wine is youthful.
  • Palate: A dry red wine with medium (+) acidity, medium (+) tannins and medium alcohol. The medium-bodied wine has medium (+) flavour intensity featuring dark and red cherries, roasted nuts and currents. Secondary flavours of smoke and coffee are also present. The finish is long and has terrific texture and features the vibrant red cherry one would expect from a wine of this quality.
  • Conclusion: This is a very well-balanced wine of excellent quality. This wine is young and should be held for several years (5 – 7 at least) before drinking.



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