Francois Raquillet Mercurey Les Naugues 2015
Tardieu-Laurent Hermitage 1999
La Spinetta Barbaresco Starderi 1999Exceptional balance of sweet tannins and acidity...
Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape 2008Clos des Papes is one of the few estates to use all permitted varieties for both red and white Chateauneuf. They are well‐known for producing one of the most authentic and long‐lived examples of the appellation having started estate bottling in 1896.
Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape 2009Chateauneuf-du-Pape Clos des Papes is one of the great established names of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and in recent years has produced a succession of remarkable wines made by Paul-Vincent Avril. For the red Chateauneuf, Clos des Papes uses up to 20% of Mourvedre in the blend.
Domaine Chandon de Briailles Pernand Vergelesses Ile de Vergelesses 2009Develops aromas of red fruits with a tendency of liquorice and spices.Its structure is right and tannic, It has a nice power and a long aftertaste.
Cavallotto Barolo Riserva Vignolo 2008This harmonious, full-bodied wine has an intense ruby red hue that, with age, changes to a deep garnet. Intense and fruity on the nose, it shows aromas of tobacco and liquorice with undertones of red fruit jam, dry roses, and violets. On the palate it is dry, warm, and supple with sweet and rounded tannins. Overall a well-balanced wine with a long finish.
Roberto Voerzio Barolo Brunate 2009Concentrated and intensely ruby red in color, this superlative Barolo offers complex aromas of super-ripe red currants, raspberries, and cedar beautifully integrated with mineral notes, mushrooms, mocha liqueur, smoke, eucalyptus, and pepper on the nose. Food Pairing: Pair with black truffle risotto, salt crusted prime rib, or roast lamb with currant jelly.
Bartolo Mascarello Barolo 2011Viticulture: Traditional, conventional. Rows are spaced at 2.5 meters and plants at 90-100 cms. Average age of vines is about 25 years, ranging from 60-70 years old in the San Lorenzo to newly replanted plots in Cannubi. We do not use chemical pesticides or fertilizers. Composted cow manure is used for fertilization and mechanical mowing is used to keep cover plants under control. Sulfur and copper are used during the season to combat oidium and peronospora. Vines are unirrigated (by DOCG laws).
Antonelli Montefalco Sagrantino 2010Tasting notes: intense ruby red in colour. To the nose rich and powerful, ethereal and very complex. Typically characterised by notes of fruit and aromatic herbs, featuring citrus, cherry, wild berry, mint and oregano. On the palate this wine is very structured, with firm and persistent tannins. A wine that is best expressed with a long bottle ageing. Accompanies: grilled and roast meats, stewed red meats, game and mature hard cheeses. Best period for drinking: Sagrantino generally reaches full maturity after 10-15 years from the harvest and is able to bottle age for more than 30 years. Serving temperature: 18°C (64.4°F).
Francois Raquillet Mercurey Les Veleys 2015A single acre of old vines produce a 5-10 year vin de garde: powerful, solid wine with robust black fruit, spicy length, and moody minerality, enabling it to work well with hearty fare.
Regis Bouvier Marsannay Rouge Les Longeroies Vieilles Vignes 2014Régis Bouvier in Marsannay achieves a rare hat trick in Burgundy, the mastering of all three colors-red, white and rosé, through reasonable yields and high quality terroirs. His reds are his crowning achievement, managing to be wild and exciting while refined and elegant at the same time.
Domaine Chandon de Briailles Corton Clos du Roi 2010The low yields of this parcel give great intensity to the wine built on fine tannins. Its minerality engenders complexity, finesse and noble aromas. A wine for collectors, it merits keeping a long time. It will reward the patient connoisseur.