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Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (David Schildknecht) / Hecht & Bannier

2007-10-30 Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Gregory Hecht and François Bannier’s young negociant operation promises to be an outstanding source for wines of the Languedoc and Roussillon, and I am only sorry I did not have opportunity to taste more than a half dozen of their recent releases. They talk of aging their reds in foudres or demi-muid “to conserve the typical Mediterranean strength of our wines, while preserving balance and crispness” and they certainly walk the corresponding walk!
Appear elsewhere in the issue, one a scrumptious Rosé of Syrah and a highly-concentrated Faugères which was much more 2003-like, although its tannins might just need time.