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Ratings "Les Varonniers 1999 Red"
Jancis Robinson - 16,5/20
""Quite brownish ruby. Both bottles have a slightly metallic note on the nose. Definitely different! Wild and complex on the nose – quite sweet on the palate with a spine of tannin still. A certain soft mellowness. A good bottle for future drinking. Satisfying."
Vinous - 90/100
"Bright ruby-red. Sappy, superripe aromas of cherry liqueur and sweet oak. Dense, sweet and deep, with cherry and licorice flavors. Finishes with big, sweet, chewy tannins, excellent length and a strikingly aromatic character. Here's a '99 that's better in the bottle than it was from barrel a year ago."
In the Rhone Valley, or through the most beautiful regions of France and the world, the Maison M. CHAPOUTIER lets the terroir express itself.