Scores & Awards

Acclaim for Maison de Grand Esprit

 

L’Être Magique Côtes de Provence Rosé 2017

90 Points - Wine & Spirits Magazine 

"Sebastien Long managed to capture a sense of beachside Provence in this tall, perfume-like bottle. Blended from Grenache with 30 percent Cinsault and 15 percent Syrah, it feels crisp and breezy, with lime-leaf scents, barely ripe strawberry flavors and mouthwatering salinity."

86 Points - Tastings World Wine Championships

"Pale khaki orange color. Minerally aromas and flavors of honey-almond, wild cherry, and limestone with a silky, vibrant, dry light body and a peppery, brisk finish manifesting notes of white pepper with no oak flavor. A delicate, charming rosé from Provence."

Bronze Medal – San Francisco International Wine Competition

L'être Magique Crémant de Bourgogne NV

90 Points - James Suckling

"A fresh and bright sparkling wine with apple and cream aromas and flavors. Hints of yogurt. Full body, pretty bubbles and a flavorful finish. Blend of 60% chardonnay, 20% pinot noir and 20% gamay. A fun and lively sparkling wine. Bottled fermented and 12 months on lees. Drink now."

90 Points - Tastings.com

Exceptional – Gold Medal 

Bronze Medal - San Francisco International Wine Competition

Grand Esprit Saint-Estèphe 2015

92 Points - James Suckling

"The aromas to this are complex with hazelnut, cloves and currant character. Full body, firm and silky. Polished and focused. Shows lots of tannins and hints of new wood still. Needs a year or two to come together. Blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc."

93 Points - Tastings World Wine Championships

"Indigo color. Perfumed aromas and flavors of rose tea, rosehip jam, cherry relish, cedar, licorice, sweet buns, and spearmint with a lightly tannic, vibrant, dryish medium body and a nuanced, medium-long finish with firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. Layers and layers of flavor to explore in this delicious and elegant Saint-Estèphe."

92 Points - International Wine Report

"The 2015 Grand Esprit Saint-Estèphe is a compelling blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, with 5% Cabernet Franc. Anise, crème de cassis, leather with damp soil lift the nose. The palate shows off a silky texture and a plush mouthfeel. Medium-bodied, with light tannins, the wine unveils flavors of dark currants, milk chocolate covered cherry and sagebrush. Showing nice character, this should continue to age nicely over the course of the next fifteen plus years." 

Silver Medal - San Francisco International Wine Competition

La Mystèriale Lussac Saint-Émilion 2015

92 Points - James Suckling

"This is very floral and vivid with hints of orange peel and currant character. Medium to full body, tight and focused with a pretty phenolic tension and intensity. Center palate focus. Bright finish. Drink or hold."

93 Points - Tastings World Wine Championships

"Garnet color. Aromas of crushed raspberries, plum preserves, flaky pastry crust, acacia honey, and cocoa powder with a dryish full body and a medium-long black tea, leather, and earth finish. An earthy Bordeaux with brooding dark fruit."

90 Points - International Wine Report

"The La Mystèriale Saint-Émilion is composed of 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. This shows wonderful earthy character with dark currants, sweet pipe tobacco and leather aromatics that build in the glass. The palate displays notable refinement with a silky mouthfeel. Brandy soaked dark cherry, cigar box, wild mushroom and black currant flavors all nicely combine in the glass. This should cellar well for the next ten plus years."

93 Points - The Tasting Panel

"A Bordeaux with common sense: rich and powerful, a winning combination. Deep blue notes of brandied plum is spiced with mulberry and anise. This blend of 70% merlot, 15% Cab Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon offers a ripeness and an earthiness with mocha-powdered tannins." 

Bronze Medal - San Francisco International Wine Competition

La Mystèriale Châteauneuf du Pape 2015

93 Points - James Suckling

"Beautiful aromas of dried strawberry, cherry and flower with hot stones. Full body, layered and flavorful with lots of fruit yet it doesn't go over the line. Cherry undertones at the finish. Ripe tannins. Energetic acidity at the same time. Blend of 80% grenache, 10% mourvedre, 6% syrah, 4% counoise and cinsault. Drink now."

87 Points - Tastings World Wine Championships

"Deep purple color. Aromas of lingonberry, wild strawberry, and clove with a satiny, vibrant, dryish medium body and a peppery, elegant, long pine, black pepper, blackened toast, and Nutella finish with grippy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A lengthy Châteauneuf-du-Pape with nice cellar potential."

95 Points - The Tasting Panel

"Ginger and cinnamon flirt with the nose while dried roses, rhubarb and oregano-seasoned blueberry seduce the palate. With a stellar line-up of 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, 6% Syrah and 4% Counoise/Cinsault, this silky textured beauty has us smitten. Heather is dotted with red pepper, while the mouth is bathed in blueberry juiciness." 

Silver Medal - San Francisco International Wine Competition

L'être Magique Bourgogne 2016

89 Points - James Suckling

"This is very floral and vivid with hints of orange peel and currant character. Medium to full body, tight and focused with a pretty phenolic tension and intensity. Center palate focus. Bright finish. Drink or hold."

89 Points - Tastings World Wine Championships

"Light garnet color. Aromas and flavors of honeyed cherry and watermelon with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sleek, interesting, medium-length finish that exhibits accents of white strawberry and cedar with a suggestion of oak flavor. A bright and lively red Burgundy with a charming style." 

Silver Medal - San Francisco International Wine Competition

L'être Magique Bordeaux 2016

90 Points - James Suckling

"This has a nice linear line running through it with medium body, light and fine tannins. Currant and blackberry character. Hints of sweet tobacco. Bright and clean. Real Bordeaux style. Mostly merlot with some cabernet sauvignon and franc. Dash of carmenere in the blend. Drink now."

87 Points - Tastings World Wine Championships

"Garnet color. Aromas and flavors of spice cabinet, marinated cranberry, toasted coconut, and nutskin with a vibrant, dry medium body and a medium-length finish that presents notes of melon rind. A dry and grippy Bordeaux great for weeknight steaks."

88 Points - International Wine Report

"Largely Merlot based (76%), this 2016 Bordeaux wine shows lighter herbal tones with dark fruits and chocolate on the nose. The palate is plush, showing medium bodied dark fruit flavors with a touch of coffee grounds. Enjoy this excellent value Bordeaux in the short-term." 

Bronze Medal - San Francisco International Wine Competition

 

China Wine & Spirits Awards 2017

L'être Magique Crément de Bourgogne NV - Double Gold
Grand Esprit Saint-Estèphe 2015 - Gold
La Mystèriale Santenay Premier Cru 2014 -Gold 
L'être Magique Côtes du Provence Rosé 2016 - Gold
La Mystèriale Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2015 - Silver
La Mystèriale Lussac Saint-Émilion 2015 - Bronze

China Wine & Spirits Awards - Best Value 2017

L'être Magique Bordeaux - Silver Medal
L'être Magique Bourgogne - Gold Medal
L'être Magique Côtes de Provence - Rosé - Silver Medal
La Mystèriale Châteauneuf-du-Pape - Silver Medal

The Drinks Business Asian Sparkling Masters 2017

L’être Magique Crémant de Bourgogne - Bronze Medal

Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017

Grand Esprit Saint-Estèphe 2015 - Silver
La Mystèriale Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2015 - Silver
La Mystèriale Lussac-Saint Émilion 2015 - Bronze
L’être Magique Rosé 2016 - Bronze
L’être Magique Bordeaux 2015 - Bronze
L’être Magique Bourgogne Rouge 2016 - Bronze
L’être Magique Crémant de Bourgogne Brut NV - Bronze

Wine Luxe 2017

La Mystèriale Santenay Premier Cru 2014 - Gold
L'être Magique Bordeaux 2015 - Silver
La Mystèriale Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2015 - Bronze
L'être Magique Crémant de Bourgogne nv - Bronze
L'être Magique Côtes de Provence 2016 - Bronze
Grand Espirit Saint-Estèphe 2015 - Bronze
La Mystèriale Lussac Saint-Émilion - Bronze

91 points James Suckling

2015 La Mystèriale Santenay Premier Cru

The aromas of flowers, strawberry and rose petal are impressive. Vivid and lifted. Medium body, bright and vivid with citrusy acidity and a solid, focused center palate. Focused and tensioned. A year or two of bottle age would be better before drinking this but it's already delicious.

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