Andremily Mourvèdre 2019 (75 cl)
Average critic rating: 97,7
Robert Parker: 100 Dunnuck : (96-98) Vinous: (93-95) Cellar Tracker : 97,8
One of the best American Mourvèdres if not the best to date.
Blueberry, Lavender, Violet emerge from the glass, but what characterizes this wine are the scents of earth, forest, smoked meat, iron and pepper, lifted by mint and coffee.
On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, lightly chaining layers of dark fruit entwined in tannins that are already almost completely melted and leading to a long, fragrant finish.
Robert Parker: 100/100
The 2019 Mourvèdre is perhaps the best example I have tasted of this varietal - and it is unquestionably one of the best examples of varietal Mourvèdre from the United States. This vintage is blended with 18% Syrah and 1% Viognier and was made with 75% whole bunches. Fruit is sourced from Alta Mesa Vineyard, Bien Nacido Vineyard and Larner Vineyard in Santa Barbara County and G2 Vineyard in Paso Robles. It was aged for approximately 21 months in 50% new French barrels and 600-litre demi-muids and 50% used barrels. Deep ruby in color, it offers slow-opening aromas of blueberry liqueur, violets, lavender and turbulent earth with hints of forest floor, mint leaves and coffee beans. The full-bodied palate explodes with layers upon layers of nuanced blue fruit, with savory undertones that hint at evolution as it matures in bottle. It has abundant, finely grained tannins, bursts of fresh acidity highlighting its floral scent, and a very long, layered finish. Bottled on August 7, 2021 and tasted on May 25, 2022, around 490 cases and a few magnums are available. It will be sold as part of a three-bottle box set, while the magnums will be sold in a box set with Andremily No. 8 from 2019. No. 8 2019 is a blend of 88% Syrah, 9% Mourvèdre and 3% Viognier, made with 45% whole bunches. The fruit comes from several vineyards, including White Hawk, Larner, Harrison-Clarke and Alta Mesa. It was aged for 22 months in 65% new French barrels and 35% used barrels. Opaque ruby-purple in color, it overflows with the pure scents of blueberry liqueur, black cherry jam, anise, coffee beans and the scent of soaring violets. The palate is full-bodied and powerful, with a firm backbone of rounded tannins, light bursts of fresh acidity and a very long, very fragrant finish. This structured but elegant Syrah offers many latent accents that suggest further development in the bottle, and this wine will keep for a very long time in the cellar. 840 cases and a few magnums were produced. It will be sold as part of a box of three bottles, and the magnums will be sold as part of a box with the 2019 Mourvèdre Andremily.
Erin Brooks - 31 Mai 2022
Jeb Dunnuck : (96-98)/100
Few people out there do this varietal better than Jim Binns, and the 2019 Mourvèdre is an amazing thing, offering classic smoked meats, iron, ground pepper, kirsch and darker fruit. I love its tannins, it's full-bodied and has a richness without feeling heavy or heavy, followed by a great finish. The blend is 81% Mourvèdre, 18% Syrah and 1% Viognier which has seen a lot of roundups (75%) and will spend 21 months in 50% new oak.
Jeb Dunnuck – August 26, 2021
Vinous : (93-95)/100
Mourvèdre 2019 is a real concentrate of power. Inky and explosive, the 2019 envelops the palate with noticeable depth, burying around 75% whole clusters. The flavors are incredibly primal at this point, yet the potential here is obvious. Pieces of Syrah and Viognier complete the blend. Aging is expected to last 21 months in equal parts new and used French oak barrels.
Antonio Galloni - June 2021