Much to our delight, two David Milligan Selections wines earned 92 points in the October 2018 Wine Spectator.
THE FIRST: Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2015
James Molesworth calls the red “alluring,” with a “silky finish” that “is sneaky long” with a “light sanguine echo.” The Quiot family’s been in Chateauneuf-du-Pape since 1748. Through marriage and friendship and a few acquisitions, this property now comprises 38 parcels across Chateauneuf, giving it a great diversity of terroir which adds complexity to the wine. Quiot’s one of the few producers that use all 13 grapes allowed in the appellation. Molesworth recommends drinking Domaine du Vieux Lazaret 2015 now through 2025.
THE SECOND: Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Combes D’Arnevel 2015
“Fresh” is how Molesworth describes this red, with its “streak of cassis, blood orange and cherry notes racing through.” And Quiot made only 1,400 cases of this wine, making it a real treat to get your hands on. Les Combes D’Arnevel is the name of a 20-acre parcel of vines in the West of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. It has a unique terroir made up of large limestone chunks resembling the classic galet stones found elsewhere in Chateauneuf. Before the Quiot family purchased it in 1864, Les Combes D’Arnevel was communal woodland with only a small vineyard. For years, the Quiot family used the area just for hunting and there’s still a small hunting lodge there. Molesworth recommends drinking Les Combes d’Arnevel 2015 now through 2025.
Congratulations Famille Quiot!
Yet another spectacular vintage of two spectacular wines. With autumn on our heels, there’s no better time to enjoy a few top-notch, silky red wines. They’re also perfect to serve at your Thanksgiving table. You’ll recall the New York Times’ Eric Asimov selected our Domaine Fournier Père et Fils Vin de Pays de Loire as a Thanksgiving favorite. There’s much in these wines to be thankful for. Enjoy!