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.
Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg Chambolle Musigny Les Feusselottes 2008These are hauntingly individual, ethereal Burgundies that emphasize purity over power, elegance over muscle - and, with an annual production of only 2,000 cases, there is simply never enough wine to satisfy a world hungry for wines as soulful and unique as these.
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).
Rotem & Mounir Saouma Magis 2013It's mystifying how this wine ehibits both suppleness and tension, and a piercing minerality that is unique among Chateauneuf whites we have experienced.
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.
Francois Raquillet Mercurey Les Naugues 2015This most corpulent and manly of Raquillet's reds is rich with sweet black fruit, but it gains a marrowy dramatic sweep after spending 5 years in the cellar.
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 Georges Mugneret-Gibourg Echezeaux 2007Aromas: Red and black berries, underbrush, licorice, cinnamon. Flavor: Earthy and profound: wonderful texture. Pairings: Duck breast with dried fruit; wild mushroom tart; grilled steak with potatoes.
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.
Egly-Ouriet Les Vignes de Vrigny 1er Cru NVFew winemakers plant Pinot Meunier on premier cru land; fewer still on terroir that is essentially an extension of the noble Montaigne de Reims. This 100% Pinot Meunier spends 36 months on its lees, far more than any other Pinot Meunier wine in the region. White pepper and lime rind with chalk dust on the nose; very precise. Orange and blood peaches with plenty of ripe citrus notes on the palate-saturated and very thirst-quenching.
Veuve Clicquot Champagne Brut Yellow Label (1.5 L - Magnum) NV 1.5LThe strength of this golden-yellow wine is immediately pleasing to the nose while its complexity explodes on the palate. The initial notes of fruit are followed by more discreet aromas of brioche and vanilla when the wine is allowed to age in the bottle. Brut Carte Jaune offers a perfect balance of finesse and forcefulness. Food Pairings: Salmon, blinis, fish tartars, pasta, parmesan, seafood, crackers.
Egly-Ouriet Champagne Extra Brut VP NVFrancis Egly is at the top of the small grower elite, with his estate located in the heart of the Côte de Noirs, surrounded by 100% grand cru Pinot Noir vineyards. Part of what makes Egly so special is the lands on which his grapes flourish. The grand cru "Vieillissment Prolongé," a wine that spends more than 70 months on its lees. Few Champagne houses can match the quality and originality of Egly wines.
Ployez-Jacquemart Extra Brut Passion NVA floral wine with lightly toasted notes, very complex. A sophisticated nose with a sumptuous finish (a hint of honey), very elegant.
Moet & Chandon Dom Pérignon Champagne Brut (Gift box) 2006Dom Pérignon is vintage champagne only. Each Vintage wine is created from the finest grapes grown in one single year. Reinventing itself by interpreting the unique character of the seasons. Daring not to release a Vintage if the harvest does not meet its ideal. After at least eight years of elaboration in the cellars, the wine then embodies the perfect balance of Dom Pérignon, its greatest promise. This is Dom Pérignon Vintage, the Plénitude of harmony. ON THE PALATE: The wine's opulence - contained and succulent, round at heart - reveals itself in the mouth". The envelope slides and stretches, and the wine becomes more complex and edgy, silkier than it is creamy. "The whole eventually melts into an exquisite bitterness tinged with the briny taste of the sea. ON THE NOSE: The immediate impression is of the mildness of the pure, airy, bright bouquet. A floral, fruity pastel tone then unfolds and quickly darkens into candied fruit, ripe hay and toasted notes, along with hints of licorice.