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JCB by Jean-Charles Boisset Reviews

Score: 92 | January 22, 2019 | Wine Enthusiast

This is a big-boned, robustly flavored red that offers concentrated tones of dark cherry and raspberry, with bolts of Asian spice. Sizable tannins support the richness of the fruit, coating the palate with aplomb and complexity.

Score: 91 | November 1, 2018 | Wine Enthusiast

This coastal wine has a feral element of exotic fruit, rhubarb and blood orange mostly, with touches of rose petal around its edges. Silky smooth and unabashedly ripe and full bodied, it has an underlying freshness of lively acidity and integration.  

Score: 90 | November 1, 2018 | Wine Enthusiast

Sweet rose petal opens the nose of this intensely ripe wine, seductive in layers of soft integrated oak and tannin. The flavors veer into strawberry, cherry and orange, with an underlying brightness that helps balance out the bold. 

Score: 92 | October 1, 2018 | Wine Enthusiast

The producer unusually mixes grapes from both California and Burgundy’s Côte de Nuits in this red. It’s deeply expressive in tones of licorice and lavender. Powerfully structured tannins provide support to a dense, velvety texture as waves of dark cherry and boysenberry impart richness. 

Score: 94+ | April 27, 2018 | Wine Advocate

The 2015 Pinot Noir No. 6 is pale to medium ruby-purple in color and scented of wild cherries, mulberries and cinnamon stick with touches of garrigue, lavender and fallen leaves. The palate is medium to full-bodied with firm, ripe, grainy tannins framing the spicy fruit, finishing with great length and depth. 

Score: 94 | March 27, 2018 | Vinous/Antonio Galloni

Super-ripe black cherry, crème de cassis, sweet French oak, graphite, licorice and mint infuse Jean-Charles Boisset's 2015 Knockout. Powerful and ample, with considerable aromatic nuance, the 2015 has a lot going on. It will be even better in a few years, once the tannins soften.

Score: 93 | March 27, 2018 | Vinous/Antonio Galloni

The 2015 No. 10 is one of the more polished wines in the range. The No. 10 isn't quite as flamboyant as some other wines in the range, but it more than makes up for that with its persistence and shapely feel. Sweet red cherry, pomegranate and bright floral notes are some of the signatures.

Score: 92 | March 27, 2018 | Vinous/Antonio Galloni

The 2015 No. 1 is dark, plush and inviting. Succulent dark cherry, plum, mocha and sweet spice all flesh out in this racy, voluptuous Cabernet Sauvignon from Jean-Charles Boisset.

Score: 92 | March 27, 2018 | Vinous/Antonio Galloni

The 2015 Leopard is a deep, powerful wine laced with the essence of sweet red cherry, pomegranate, licorice, white chocolate, spice and new leather. Pliant and unctuous, but with plenty of tannic clout, the 2015 has much to recommend it.

Score: Double Gold | February 15, 2018 | Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards 2018
Score: Double Gold | January 30, 2018 | American Fine Wine Competition
Score: Double Gold | January 30, 2018 | American Fine Wine Competition
Score: 98+ | December 29, 2017 | Wine Advocate

Very deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 The Surrealist Proprietary Red—a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon with 20% Petit Verdot—opens with a very spicy nose with earth and pepper aromas and notions of cassis, black berries, cedar and toast, with hints of violets and menthol. Rich, spicy and opulent in the full-bodied mouth with firm, wonderfully ripe tannins, this is super intense and powerful with a long, licorice-laced finish. 350 cases were made.

Score: 95+ | December 29, 2017 | Wine Advocate

Containing a 4% splash of Cabernet Sauvignon, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Cabernet Franc No. 17 has a gorgeous red currants, blackberries and black cherries nose with bay leaves, pencil lead, cedar and roses hints. Medium-bodied, fine, refreshing and elegant, it's silky textured and lively, finishing very long and minerally. Only 70 cases were made.

Score: Silver | June 13, 2016 | San Francisco International Wine Competition