Tardieu-Laurent Les Becs Fins 2021 / 750 ml.

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SP8989 pts. - Wine Spectator - Dec 31, 2022
Bright and elegant, with pretty cherry, floral and graphite shavings on the firm, medium-weight palate. Subtle hints of vanilla and smoke add a touch of roundness to the somewhat austere profile. Grenache and Syrah. Drink now through 2025. 5,000 cases made, 1,400 cases imported. (Kristen Bieler)
JD88+88–90 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - 11/11/2022
Looking at the 2021s, the 2021 Côtes Du Rhône Les Becs Fins has outstanding potential, with solid aromatics of dark, almost blue fruits as well as peppery herbs and some minerality. It’s medium-bodied, and has a great finish. (Jeb Dunnuck)

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SP89 89 pts. / Wine Spectator (Dec 31, 2022)

Bright and elegant, with pretty cherry, floral and graphite shavings on the firm, medium-weight palate. Subtle hints of vanilla and smoke add a touch of roundness to the somewhat austere profile. Grenache and Syrah. Drink now through 2025. 5,000 cases made, 1,400 cases imported. (Kristen Bieler)

JD88+ 88–90 pts. / Jeb Dunnuck (11/11/2022)

Looking at the 2021s, the 2021 Côtes Du Rhône Les Becs Fins has outstanding potential, with solid aromatics of dark, almost blue fruits as well as peppery herbs and some minerality. It’s medium-bodied, and has a great finish. (Jeb Dunnuck)

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Appellation / Cotes du Rhone

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Cotes du Rhone is the official name of the Rhone Valley. If you see it on a bottle of wine, that typically means it comes from the southern half of the Rhone Valley (since most Northern Rhones are classified as "Cru" and sold at higher prices under the names of their villages). The Cotes du Rhone appellation is best suited to red wines, and that's where a bulk of the area's wine production lies.

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Located along the path of the Rhone River, the Rhone wine region in southeastern France is beautiful and very productive. It's typically divided into two sub-regions, the Northern Rhone and Southern Rhone, and the wines produced in these sub-regions are very different from one another.

The southern Rhone is warm and dry, and produces robust, full-flavored red wines, oftentimes blends with Grenache used as the primary grape. Chateauneuf-du-Pape is without question the most celebrated town for wine production in the Southern Rhone region.

Meanwhile, the Northern Rhone features a cooler climate and steep-sloped vineyards. Syrah is the dominant red grape, and the wines are typically tannic, deeply colored, and highly acidic wines (which leads them to get better with age).

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The French did not invent winemaking. They simply perfected it. For centuries, France has been producing wines that inspire poetry, awe, and wonder; wines that blur the lines between nature, craftsmanship, cuisine and art. These are the wines that inspired cultures around the globe to follow in France’s footsteps, planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Grenache, Merlot, Semillon and more.

Yet as often as they are emulated, the magic of their terroirs can never be duplicated. You may taste Cabernet from around the world, but perhaps none as elegant and regal as Bordeaux. You may try Pinot Noir or Chardonnay from various climates, but none with the earth-bound soul and ethereal reach of Burgundy.

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SKU 95544
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Tardieu-Laurent Les Becs Fins
Country France
Region Rhone
Product Location - Location-Appellation Cotes du Rhone
Package Size 750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 14.5%
Wine/Spirit Brand Tardieu-Laurent
Bottles per Case 12
Vintage 2021
Can it Be Shipped Yes
Premier Pick No
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) Syrah, Grenache
Primary Grape Shiraz
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
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JS9595 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, January 4, 2024
Expressive nose of dark berries, roasted meat, smoke, and dried leaves with baking spices and cold fire-pit undertones. It’s full-bodied with finely grained tannins. Textured with a suave character. Elegant Hermitage here with controlled power at all stages. Focused and concentrated yet it has this brightness of fruit at the center with succulent cherries and wild currants providing freshness and verve. Superb. Drinkable now, but best from 2026. (James Suckling)
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Classic notes of quince, crushed stone, honeysuckle, toasted bread, marzipan, and white flowers emerge from the 2019 Hermitage Blanc, a rich, full-bodied white with a dense mid-palate, flawless balance, and a great finish. This is head-turning stuff that has some up-front approachability, yet its tight, backward, concentrated core of fruit suggests that 2–3 years of bottle age are warranted, and it’s going to keep for 30 years or more. (Jeb Dunnuck)
SP9393 pts. - Wine Spectator - Feb 28, 2022
A rich and showy wine, with singed brioche and salted butter notes leading off, followed by creamed yellow apple, mirabelle plum, melon and mango notes all mixed together. The finish features a buttery hint, with an echo of macadamia nut. One for the hedonist crowd. Marsanne and Roussanne. Drink now through 2024. 400 cases made, 5 cases imported. (James Molesworth)
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SP9090 pts. - Wine Spectator - Dec 31, 2022
Forward and heady, with nice range to the sappy cherry and raspberry puree flavors, which are infused with red tea, chalky mineral, cinnamon and clove notes. Builds in power toward the finish, with crushed iron and a beam of acidity bringing freshness. Drink now through 2030. 500 cases made, 250 cases imported. (Alison Napjus)
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SP9292 pts. - Wine Spectator - Nov 30, 2022
This linear red is introduced by violet and charred plum, with iodine, savory minerals, wet earth and cracked pepper. A medium-bodied, fresh style showing juicy, snappy acidity. Drink now through 2030. 1,000 cases made, 150 cases imported. (James Molesworth)
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SP9595 pts. - Wine Spectator - Feb 28, 2022
Mouthfilling, with a delicious gush of warmed blackberry and boysenberry compote flavors backed by licorice, bramble and sweet tapenade notes, which contrast with the fruit nicely. Features a nice buried iron spine on the finish. Best from 2024 through 2038. 500 cases made, 25 cases imported. (James Molesworth)
JD93+93–95+ pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - 3/5/2021
The 2019 Côte Rôtie Vieilles Vignes offers slightly more dark fruit and minerality as well as a more concentrated yet backward style on the palate. Full-bodied and structured, with terrific purity, it’s going to require more bottle age than the base and, but it should have two-plus decades of longevity. (Jeb Dunnuck)
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SP9494 pts. - Wine Spectator - Feb 28, 2022
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Ripe apricots, white flowers, and crushed stone emerge from the 2021 Condrieu, a medium-bodied, elegant Condrieu with good acidity, plenty of fruit, and outstanding length. From a cooler, more challenging vintage, it still brings plenty of richness and is an outstanding 2021 to drink over the coming 4–6 years of so. (Jeb Dunnuck)
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Ripe and expressive, with a lovely display of warmed plum, raspberry and blackberry puree flavors infused with red tea and anise notes. Features a solid mineral note that chimes on the finish, while a roasted apple wood frame keeps it all in line as the fruit takes an encore. Grenache, Mourvedre and Syrah. Best from 2023 through 2036. 650 cases made, 200 cases imported. (James Molesworth)
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The smallest production cuvée and almost all Grenache from the sandy parts of la Crau, the 2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Spéciale gives up a huge nose of cassis, orange peel, spring flowers, and spice. It’s full-bodied, incredibly pure, elegant, and silky, with no hard edges and remarkable purity. It’s a killer wine and unquestionably one of the gems in the vintage. (Jeb Dunnuck)
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Deep bright-rimmed violet. Deep-pitched red berry preserve, candied licorice and exotic spice aromas are lifted by a smoky mineral note that gains strength as the wine opens up. Broad and fleshy in the mouth, offering bitter cherry, black raspberry and fruitcake flavors and a touch of spicy white pepper. In a distinctly ample style but not at all lacking for energy. The impressively long, gently tannic finish shows no rough edges and leaves a sappy cherry liqueur note behind.
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Dark currant, fig and blackberry paste flavors are melded together, carried by a graphite spine and infused with red tea, anise and sweet tobacco notes on the finish. Solidly built. Best from 2021 through 2035. 625 cases made, 20 cases imported. (James Molesworth)
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