8 100-Point Wines from Issue 234

Nearly 5,100 wines were tasted in the latest Wine Advocate Issue throughout the regions of Australia, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, Spain and the United States—eight of them received an impressive 100 points. 

Of these top-scoring wines, two came from the Northern Rhône: “No doubt, 2015 in the Northern Rhône has been trumpeted as the latest ‘vintage of the century,’ “ says Joe Czerwinski, managing editor of the Wine Advocate, in his latest report. “Across the board, it’s a year of formidable concentration and ripeness.”

The other 100-pointers in the bunch came from the Napa Valley and Jura. 

Below, the wines that achieved the perfect score in Issue 234. 

“The full-bodied mouth is full-on gorgeous, with blockbuster ripe, fine-grained tannins and tons of red and black fruit layers complemented with earth and savory notions, culminating in an epically long, layered finish.”

“This is a truly inspired blend, profound, distinctive and perfect in every way, promising to become a Napa legend.”

“Full-bodied with very firm, very ripe tannins and an incredible core of black fruit, earth and spice layers, it has wonderful freshness and depth, finishing long and multilayered.”

“Size doesn't matter if the other elements aren't there, but this wine is complex, balanced and long, a true tour de force.”

"It's lush, velvety and incredibly long on the finish."

“This is a (great) bottle of wine that can age 40+ years.”

“The wine is thick, densely concentrated, powerful, nuanced and super intense.”

1989 Domaine Macle • Château Chalon
“This is all about finesse and nuance in a naturally powerful year.”

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