Robert Parker Wine Advocate - Domaine Bouvet-Jabloir
Les vins BOUVET-JABLOIR d'Auvernier - Neuchâtel - Suisse - à nouveau au guide Parker!
Nous avons l’immense joie de vous annoncer que trois nouveaux crus ont été noté en 2022, portant à 16 nos vins notés de 90 à 95 points par la célèbre institution "Robert Parker's Wine Advocate". Nos remerciements vont à M. Stephan Reinhardt pour avoir pris en considération pour la 4ème fois nos vins dans ce guide international mythique!
> Pinot Noir "Les Tires" - Collection Grands Terroirs 2019: 93 points (nouveau)
"The 2019 Pinot Noir "Les Tires" Collection Grands Terroirs is based on the fruit from 55-year-old-vines on Jurassic colluviums in a gentle, south-facing slope toward Lake Neuchâtel. Aged in Allier oak barrels for two years, the ruby-garnet colored wine opens with a deep, refined and intense nose of perfectly ripe and spicy dark and red fruits with a delicate coolish note of toast and cold stones. Silky, lush and round on the palate, this full-bodied, mouth-filling and elegant Pinot reveals remarkable mineral freshness and finesse. The tannins are silky and the finish is aromatic and fresh, revealing stimulating phenolic grip and tension. This is excellent and probably the finest Pinot I have ever tasted from this domaine in Auvernier. 13.2% stated alcohol. SR - Tasted in Zurich in February 2022".
> Chardonnay "La Loge" Collection Grands Terroirs 2018: 90 points (nouveau)
"Bouvet-Jabloir's 2018 Chardonnay Elevé en Barriques Collection Grands Terroirs comes from a west-facing lieu-dit named La Loge that was planted in 1989 with Chardonnay on sandy colluviums and gray-yellow silt covering the limestone bedrock (this info will appear on the front label with the 2019 vintage). The wine opens with a clear, fresh, elegant and aromatic bouquet of ripe white and yellow fruit. Round and charmingly fine and juicy on the palate, this is a balanced and stimulatingly salty Chardonnay with quite a bit of residual sugar that gives the wine sweetness and takes away precision. This was aged in Allier barrels for two years. 13.5% stated alcohol. SR - Tasted in Zurich in February 2022".
> Vendanges Tardives - Sélection de Grains Nobles - Collection Signature 2018: 91 points (nouveau)
Based on Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris, the 2018 Vendanges Tardives Sélection de Graine Noble Collection Signature offers a clear, intense and concentrated bouquet of candied limes and lemons and fine oaky notes. Fresh and finessed on the palate, this is an elegant, fruit-intense and stimulating sweet wine with delicate grapefruit bitters, fine tannins and oaky notes on the finish. 13% stated alcohol. SR - Tasted from the 50-centiliter bottle in Zurich, February 2022.
> Vendanges Tardives barrique 2016 - Collection Signature : 95 points
"Alexandre and Dimitri Colomb's 2016 Vendanges Tardives Elevées en Barrique "Signature" is an excellent Sauternes-styled noble sweet wine made from botrytized Gewurtzraminer (25%) and Pinot Gris (75%) grapes that were picked in Auvernier's "Grand' Vignes" parcel on January 4, 2017, at 155° Oechsle (which would have been enough to be classified as Sélection de Grains Nobles according to the Neuchâtel wine regulations). Aged in light toasted barriques, the wine has an intense and brilliant golden-yellow color and opens with ripe, concentrated yet fresh and spicy quince and candied citrus fruit (limes, oranges, grapefruits) as well as tropical fruit aromas intermixed with noble oak flavors on the nose. Dense and intense but highly delicate, playful and elegant on the palate, it has juicy pineapple flavors and gorgeous freshness that lingers and lingers, making this is an enormously round, elegant, finessed and digestible noble sweet wine of great class. The wine is generous but precise and detailed and reveals superb (and rare) finesse for noble sweet wines at this level of concentration. There are very fine mocha flavors on the long and noble aftertaste. Bottled with 13% alcohol and 127 grams per liter of residual sugar. Highly recommended. Tasted April 2018." SR - m. 2016 for Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.