If I Could Buy Only One – April 30 VINTAGES Release

We asked our writers, “If you could buy only one wine from this release, which one would it be and why?”

Editor’s note: David and Sara were away for this release.


Château De Montfaucon 2019

($24.95 Nicholas Pearce Wines Inc.)
John Szabo – The Château De Montfaucon 2019 is my only one this week as it’s immensely satisfying and well priced. It will intrigue history buffs, with the chateau’s tower and fortifications dating to the 11th century, and the ageing cellar to 1520. As a multi-generational family estate, with excellent old vine resources in a clement, grape-friendly climate, it satisfies my criteria for finding top value. And it satisfies hedonistically as well; under the guidance of Rodolphe de Pins since 1995, who pursued agriculture studies in France and California (UC Davis), and had stints at Henschke in the Barossa and Vieux Telegraphe in Châteauneuf du Pape, this Lirac is ripe and pure, fleshy and supple, a broadly and appealing mouthful with loads of regional typicality. Drink or hold 3-5 years or so, and serve with a slight chill.



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