Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

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Maude Autran

with her Domaine Piaugier Southern Rhones.
March 6, 2024



Maude Autran showed some delightful wines last week. It seemed that everybody loved the white Sablet and thought it great value., as was the Cotes du Rhone

Te red Sablet opened nicely through the tasting.

Of the prearrival wines., The Marine Syrah was shy at first but showed great depth and much promise for the future. The Tenebi Counoise was unique , with a flavor most like a cru Beaujolais, but with more depth.

Finallythe Cuvee Maude Syrah was extraordinary, a southern Rhone rendition with some of the peppery spice of the North.



2022 Sablet Blanc  Aroma: fleshy and full with an appley malic acidity, floral with air and a dusty barrel note; Mouth: Fullish dry unctuous texture with good material  lightly accented by green herb & rich barrel notes; Very Good Plu$24.99, Case $21.99



2020 La Grange de Piaugier Cotes du Rhone  Very Good       $17.99, Case $14.99


2021 Sablet Rouge Very Good Plus                                                             $21, Case $17.99


2019 Gigondas Aroma: spicy, herbal, very forward on the attack, dusty, herbal, elegantly spicy deep plum; Mouth: ripe, pretty fine acid, very nice cut, expansive and rich; Very Good Plus $34.99, Case $29.99


Piaugier Case, three each of the above wines, $249



Late Spring Arrival

2022 Sablet ‘La Syrah de Marine’ Color: very dark deep full, ; Aroma: reserved, ,later opens to fragrant flowery white pepper spice; Mouth: clean light spicy, very nice cut and intensity;

Very Good Plus  Case $272, Half Case $144


2021 Sablet ‘Ténébi’  Color: very dark, dense, pink edge; Aroma: pretty rather fine very round and fruity, floral and sweet; Mouth: pretty light forward very ; Very Good Plus Case $272, Half Case $144


2017 Sablet ‘Réserve de Maude’ Color: very dark deep full; Aroma: very sweet oak, very ripe and full, heady and dense, sweet oak; Mouth: clean fine bright intense full, direct fine acid, very good intensity, long; Very Good - Excellent Case $408, Half Case $216


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