94pts Wilfred Wong
An awesome experience, I almost dropped my jaw as I nosed and savored the exotic and compelling 2015 Cave de Tain Hermitage Blanc. This wine exhibits delicate aromatics of citrus, ripe apples, and flowers and finishes with a superb firmness and almost al-dente aftertaste. (Tasted: May 15, 2017, San Francisco, CA)
93pts Wine Spectator
This delivers an intense stream of ripe peach, mango and Cavaillon melon flavors, carried by lightly singed almond and brioche notes, backed by a light orange blossom accent. Shows excellent depth, range and cut. Best from 2018 through 2023.
Pale yellow color with emerald green tint. Rich nose dominated by citrus fruits and green lemon. The second nose, more complex, reveals exotic fruits (pineapple, mango), anise and bitter almond aromas. A well balanced and fresh wine with a lemony finish - just like biting into a fresh, ripe grape.
Pair with fish cooked with a slightly creamy sauce and a touch of lemon, as well as white meats. Appetizing as an aperitif.
This wine is 100% Marsanne.