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What they drink and what they think.

Traces of oak and vanilla with a hint of raspberry on the nose and a finish like the 1812 overture!

You know what wine buffs are like.

But for all their flowery vocabulary and extravagant prose, they know a great wine when they see one and, more importantly, taste one.

And the reception these grandees of the grape have given to Tour de Belfort has been overwhelmingly positive.

Here are just a few examples of what they think.

2 stars in the famous French Guide Hachette 2017

White wine:"The Chardonnay and the Sauvignon blend make a very fresh and balanced wine. Offers intense and elegant aromas of white flowers and grapefruit. The vivacious citrusy flavours build into a crescendo of a long finish."

Red wine:"Black fruit aroma with spicy overtone, well contructed wine with volume and roundness, a promise for the future.

Gold Medal Concours General Agricole 2014

White wine: "refined nose with fennel and mineral accents backed by citrus fruits and white flowers. Savoury exuberance on the palate combined with focused fragrance. A very supple and soft dry white wine. Great as an aperitif though also with grilled fish."

2 Gold Medals and 2 stars in wine guide

Red wine: "Awarded Gold medal by the Concours Général Agricole de Paris 2013 and Gold medal by Gilbert & Gaillard with the following tasting notes : "Wonderfully youthful dark purple. Heady nose with predominant floral aromatics backed by red and black berry fruits. Very supple palate with soft stuffing and freshness showcasing perfume."

2 stars in the renowned Guide Hachette commenting "A beautiful red blend, this 2012 vintage inspire immediate confidence: its garnet color is intense and deep with vibrant hues of purple and his nose tangle cherry and ripe strawberry with hints of sweet spices and licorice. The mouth is round, smooth, yet tonic with the red fruits and spices found in the nose".

Cambridge wine blogger praises

Red wine : Tom Lewis (aka The Cambridge Wine Blogger), is a leading wine critic whose comments have been published on Jancis Robinson's website, in the Cambridge press, his home town where he is also the wine critic for City Connect and other publications, as well as his own blog.

For Tom our 2012 vintage wines express purity, deftness and concentration - "They have a uniqueness that is perhaps the biggest challenge. If that makes them more challenging to sell, it also makes them an even better bargain for the consumer, as ultimately, the proof is in the tasting".

The Independent's 10 Best Seasonal Reds

The Independent Newspaper recommended our 2011 Red Cuvée Classique as one of their 10 best seasonal red wines on 7th March 2013. Here is what they had to say:

"Only in its third year of production, Tour De Belfort has already scooped 10 awards. Praised for its suppleness, fruity length and spicy aromas, it is produced using organic methods at a small family-owned vineyard in south-west France"

Cheshire Life: Reviews Tour de Belfort wine

White 2010 vintage is crisp and refreshing with a delightful flowery nose and a delicious mouth-filling citrus and pear palate.

The reds impressed perhaps even more; the 2011, a harmonious, soft, richly fruited blend of malbec and cabernet franc . Top of the range is the Grand Vin 100 percent Malbec, no longer the blunt tannic instrument of notoriety but as finessed as a rapier thrust from d’Artagnan - a supple red made from handpicked grapes with intense aromas of cassis, blackberry and morello cherries overlain with layers of complex spice. Bring on le rosbif!"

Manchester Evening News - Andy Cronshaw’s wine review

I recently tasted the 2009 red and 2010 white. The white is a blend of sauvignon blanc, sauvignon gris, chardonnay and semillion made under the direction of oenologue Didier Doris. I was surprised by its elegance and balance particularly considering it’s grown in a hot region better suited to red grapes. Floral and citrus characters abound on the nose and there is a juicy, almond, honey centre with a slightly oily mouthfeel and good acidity. Considering the blend, it is beautifully harmonious and I would say £10 is a bargain for a wine of such finesse.

The red is a blend more typical of the Cahors region with malbec, cabernet franc, merlot and syrah. It is designed to be drunk young and has fresh aromas of herbs and spice. The palate is fruit-driven and voluptuous with dark cherry flavours and soft tannins. It is the sort of red to match with a good steak and is also an example of what a great vintage 2009 was across France.

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