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90 pts WE “Best Buy” from Chateau D’Aydie

Château d’Aydie, Madiran, Origine 2017 (in France’s Southwest) 90 points “Best Buy” – Wine Enthusiast “This structured wine with ripe


Eric Suremain’s “Striking Wine…Well Worth Seeking Out”- WA

Eric de Suremain Rully 1er Cru Pillot 2017 biodynamic white burgundy 93 points – Wine Advocate “Produced from vines planted in 1920 in an east/southeast-facing


94 pts – Couly-Dutheil Clos de l’Echo 2016

Domaine Couly-Dutheil Clos de l’Echo 2016 (from Chinon’s famous walled vineyard) 94 points – Decanter “Attractive and youthful, with a smoky dark f


Testut Chablis VV 2018 Takes SWA Gold Medal 2020

Domaine Testut Chablis Vieilles Vignes 2018 Receives Gold Medal – Sommelier Wine Awards 2020 “The perfect Chablis – creamy with a hint of lemon and


Berthenet A “Top 10 Montagny Name To Know”- Decanter

Domaine Berthenet, Montagny, Tête de Cuvée 2018- Makes Decanter’s Regional Profile: Montagny “At the same time, smaller domaines are gaining in importan


“The 2014 Monthélie 1er Cru Clou des Chênes has a fragrant floral bouquet” – WA

Eric de Suremain, Monthelie 1er Cru Clou de Chenes 2014 “The 2014 Monthélie 1er Cru Clou des Chênes has a fragrant floral bouquet, hints of iris and violet fil


“Delicious and GV” – Berthenet Tête de Cuvée 2018

Domaine Berthenet, Montagny, Tête de Cuvée 2018 –  16/20 – “Good Value” – JancisRobinson.com “(12 months on fine lees.) Lemon an


“The Deep Purple-Hued 2018 Crozes-Hermitage Is Outstanding”- JD

Domaine Gaillard, Crozes-Hermitage 2018 91 points – Jeb Dunnuck “The deep purple-hued 2018 Crozes-Hermitage is outstanding, a charming, fruit forward effor


Domaine Berthenet “Vibrant and Almost Racy” Montagny 1er Cru

Domaine Berthenet, Montagny, 1er Cru Les Bonneveaux 2016 – “Lean, evoking apple, citrus and clove flavors. Vibrant and almost racy, with a lingering finis


Jeanne Gaillard’s 2018 Syrah has a “fleshy, open-knit style, with good heft”

Gaillard, Collines Rhodaniennes Syrah 2018 – affordable Northern Rhone “Opaque ruby. Ripe dark fruit, licorice and a hint of smokiness on the nose and in


Vigneau-Chevreau Featured in Decanter’s “Best Chenin Blanc – 10 dry Loire Chenins worth seeking out”

Vigneau-Chevreau, Vouvray, Cuvée Silex 2018 “great alternatives under £20”- Decanter #10 Jane Anson’s “Top Fine Wines 2019” 95 points &


WA- “Lush, lively, energetic” for Mourchon Tradition 2017

Domaine de Mourchon, Côtes du Rhône-Séguret Tradition 2017 (90-92) points – Wine Advocate “The 2017 Cotes du Rhone Villages Seguret Tradition is full-bodied


“One Sexy Gigondas”- JD on Domaine La Font de Notre Dame

La Font de Notre Dame, Gigondas le Mas 2017 92 points – Vinous “Deep glistening crimson. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe red fruits, incense and candied


Burghound Reviews Henri Boillot’s 2018 White Burgundies

HENRI BOILLOT 2018 White Burgundies Collected Burghound Reviews


Mourchon CDR “Need a house red? This would be a great case purchase.”- JD

Domaine de Mourchon, Côtes du Rhône 2018- “This estate consistently produces a great Cotes du Rhone, and they’ve done well in 2018. Revealing a ruby/purple hue


Les Chanteaux Named in Decanter’s “Best Chenin Blanc – 10 dry Loire Chenins worth seeking out”

Couly-Dutheil’s, Chinon, Les Chanteaux – “great alternatives under £20/$20”- Decanter on the Couly-Dutheil, Les Chanteaux 2015 93 points ̵


“Excellent (Suremain Preaux 2015 )”- Vinous

Eric de Suremain, Rully 1er Cru Preaux 2015 90 points – Vinous “The 2015 Rully Préaux 1er Cru Rouge, matured in 15% new oak, has a gorgeous black plum an


“Testut’s 2017 Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre is showing beautifully”- WA

Domaine Testut, 1er Cru Chablis, Montée de Tonnerre 2017 92 points – Wine Advocate “Testut’s 2017 Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre is showing bea


“Undeniably Delicious (2019) Rosé from this Great Estate (Mourchon)”- JD

Domaine de Mourchon, Cotes du Rhone Villages-Seguret, Loubié Rosé 2019 90 points- Jeb Dunnuck “The light pink/salmon hued 2019 Loubié Rosé from Mourchon a beauti


WA-91 For Testut’s 2018 Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons

Domaine Testut 1er Cru Chablis Vaillons 2018 – 91 points – Wine Advocate “The 2018 Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons mingles aromas of pear and orange rind wi


Just Released Burghound Reviews – 2018 Henri Boillot Red Burgundies

HENRI BOILLOT 2018 Red Burgundies Collected Burghound Reviews


WA- “A Pretty Bouquet (Chiroubles)…with a Delicate Core of Fruit”

Domaine Cheysson, Beaujolais Cru Chiroubles, Clos les Farges 2018 “Opening in the glass with a pretty bouquet of raspberries, cherries, licorice and spices, the


WE “Editors’ Choice…Overachiever” – Martinez Lacuesta Rioja Reserva

Bodegas Martinez Lacuesta Rioja Reserva 2010-  92 points “Editors’ Choice” – Wine Enthusiast “Fine aromas of brandied cherry, spiced plu


2018 Rasteau is “Supple But Zesty, Turning to Velvety Waves of Fruit”- WA

La Font de Notre Dame, Rasteau La Source 2018 (90-93) points – Wine Advocate “The 2018 Rasteau la Source—a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre and 5%


Jeanne Gaillard’s “smoky, herbal” Syrah

Gaillard, Collines Rhodaniennes Syrah 2017 – from the Northern Rhone “The 2017 IGP Collines Rhodaniennes Syrah Terres de Mandrin shows pleasant smoky, her


“The 2016 Cara Nord Red…is a great value, a characterful red.”- WA

Cara Nord, Conca de Barbera Red 2016 91 points – Wine Advocate “The 2016 Cara Nord Red is a blend of 42% Garnacha and 38% Syrah complemented by some 20% ob


We Stand With You And Are Here to Serve

To our friends, family, and colleagues, In response to the growing concerns with the Cornavirus, COVID-19, we at Cynthia Hurley French Wines, wanted to take a moment t


“a zesty edge of ripe lemon” completes the 2018 Ninot Gresigny

Domaine Ninot, Rully 1er Cru Gresigny 2018 – White Burgundy from the Côte Chalonnaise 90 points – Wine Enthusiast “Notes of hay and ripe stonefruit


La Font de Notre Dame “Seductive and Mouthwatering” Lirac

La Font de Notre Dame, Lirac 2017 – 90 points – Wine Advocate “The soft, supple 2017 Lirac boasts super ripe aromas of cherries, raspberries and apri


“Well-detailed and solidly voluminous flavors ” – Burghound – Domaine Testut Chablis 2018

Domaine Testut, Chablis Vieilles Vignes 2018 “There is a whiff of exotic fruit character to the apple, pear, melon and quinine-inflected nose. The well-detailed


Gaillard’s “2018 Saint Joseph Blanc has that “it” factor'” – WA

Pierre Gaillard St. Joseph Blanc 2018 –  93 points – Wine Advocate “The orange-scented, truffled, honey-laden 2018 Saint Joseph Blanc has that ̶


2018 Henri Boillot Red Burgundies Reviewed by WA

HENRI BOILLOT 2018 Red Burgundies Collected Wine Advocate Reviews


2018 Henri Boillot White Burgundies Reviewed by WA

HENRI BOILLOT 2018 White Burgundies Collected Wine Advocate Reviews


“Fleshy feel in this rich Godello”- WE

Pago de los Abuelos, Bierzo, Spain, Vinas Centenarias Godello 2018 – 90 points – Wine Enthusiast “Aromas of melon and apple lead to a plump, fleshy f


“Really Very Good” – Burghound – Domaine Testut GC Grenouille 2016

Domaine Testut, Chablis Grand Cru Grenouille 2016 – 93 pts. – Burghound “(from a .32 ha parcel; note that Testut uses a different spelling for the v


“Rich and fruity wine (Chenin Blanc)”- WE on Les Chanteaux

Couly-Dutheil, Les Chanteaux 2017  “A chalk soil vineyard offers the opportunity to make this rich and fruity wine. Pineapple and melon mingle easily with citru


“Outstanding” – 2017 Testut Chablis 1er Cru Montee de Tonnerre

Domaine Testut, Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre 2017 – 92 pts. “Outstanding” – Burghound “(from Côte de Bréchain) An attractively


#10 Jane Anson’s “Top Fine Wines 2019”- Vigneau-Chevreau Cuvee Silex 2018

Vigneau-Chevreau, Vouvray, Cuvée Silex 2018 – “A wonderful Chenin Blanc from Vigneau-Chevreau in the Loire”- Jane Anson #10 Jane Anson’s R


Ch Pontet-Cantet 2016 Makes JD “Top 100 Red Wines of 2019”

Château Pontet-Canet Paullac 2016 – #90 in JD “Top 100 Red Wines of 2019” 98+ points – Jeb Dunnuck.com “Reminding me of the 2010 and, I


“Jane Anson tastes seven vintages of Château Fleur Cardinale.”- Decanter

Château Fleur Cardinale, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru – New Jane Anson’s Decanter Reviews 95 points Château Fleur Cardinale, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2016 


Philippe Leclerc Delivers “A Classic Gevrey”- Burghound

Philippe Leclerc, Gevrey Chambertin, en Champs 2016 “Outstanding” (89-91) points – Burghound “Here there is no reductive funk and instead a n


Gaillard’s Crozes-Hermitage is “Round and fleshy but lively as well.”- Vinous

Pierre Gaillard Crozes-Hermitage 2017 – 90 points – Vinous “Opaque bright-rimmed ruby. Smoke-tinged blueberry and cherry on the nose, along with hint