5 100-Point Wines from Issue 235

Over 2,300 wines were tasted in Wine Advocate Issue 235, and while many of them are outstanding, a handful—five, to be exact—received the top score.

Editor-in-chief Lisa Perrotti-Brown had a fruitful visit with Pierre Seillan of Vérité, awarding the 2015 Le Désir a perfect 100-point score. “I cannot stress enough how truly singular the wines of Vérité are,” she says. “This makes sense when you consider the far-flung vineyard locations in Knights Valley, Bennett Valley, Alexander Valley and Chalk Hill, the many soil types, topographies and exposures they encompass and how dedicated Seillan is to bringing to the forefront the unique signatures of these places.”

Here, the five 100-point wines from our latest Wine Advocate Issue: 

“Despite its incredible concentration and persistence, this Romanée-Conti is utterly weightless, and its effortless harmony and unremitting finish preclude any argument about its benchmark quality.”

“This will be released around May 2018, perhaps earlier. Beware, it might fly!”

“Medium-bodied, very firm and very elegant yet incredibly intense in the mouth, it delivers loads of red fruit and earthy layers, finishing with great length and depth.”

“Man and nature come together with perfect precision and harmony in the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Cerretalto.”

“The bouquet is absolutely seamless, yet it shows pencil-point precision with dark fruit that flows into spice, tobacco and crushed mineral.”

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