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  • Magnum Ermitage Le Pavillon Michel Chapoutier 2005


    Mixed Case $594.99

    100 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
    Outer quote mark My favorite of the 2005s from Chapoutier, the 2005 Ermitage Le Pavillon is a heavenly wine that comes from one of the greatest sites for Syrah in the world, the steep, granite-dominated hillside of les Bessards. Getting a bevy of expletives in my notes, this insanely good Hermitage offers classic notes of smoked meats, charcoal, liquid rock, burning embers, chocolate and cassis, as well as a thick, unctuous and massively concentrated style on the palate. Changing in the glass, with exotic aromatics, incredible purity and building, polished tannin, Syrah doesn’t get any better. Given the youthful profile here, I’m sure this will see its 50th birthday in fine form, but it still delivers plenty of pleasure today given its texture, purity and balance. (03/2016)

    96 points Wine Spectator
    Outer quote mark Very focused, with grippy but streamlined tannins carrying dark currant, plum, coffee, mocha and mineral notes through the long, zesty finish filled with wild berry and briar patch. This should flesh out nicely in the cellar, as there's some real serious grip. (07/2008)

    93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
    Outer quote mark Inky ruby. Deep, brooding and initially inscrutable, with uncannily concentrated blackberry and cassis scents. Rich dark fruit preserve flavors seem almost solid, but there's wonderful vivacity too. Picks up supple tannins on the finish, which leaves a tattoo of black and blue fruits on the palate. Extremely primary right now.  (01/2008)

    Jancis Robinson
    Outer quote mark Restrained but very complex nose. Extremely tight and tense and those shoulders are SO hunched up! Tingling on the palate, this wine is probably the best of the lot but it’s all hidden for the moment. Dry, tense, stone-like – this is textural rather than aromatic. Fine boned and rather academic and inscrutable. So dry! Very interesting wine though perhaps difficult to pick immediately as an Hermitage. Vines grown on a granite base and mature in half new oak. 19?/20 points (12/2006)

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  • Magnum Clos De La Roche Cuvee Vieilles Vignes Domaine Ponsot 2009


    Mixed Case $1274.99

    94-97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

    The 2009 Clos de la Roche Cuvee Vieilles Vignes is round, sweet and totally enveloping. It is a huge, towering Burgundy that impresses for its gorgeous inner perfume and juicy, exuberant fruit. This shows tons of richness without being heavy or overripe in any way. Anticipated maturity: 2027-2049. (5/2011)

    96 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

    This impressively complete wine offers up very ripe aromas of spice, earth and game that introduce strikingly rich, naturally sweet and mouth coating big-bodied flavors that explode on the formidably long finish. This is a classy wine with absolutely superb complexity, impeccable balance and almost uncanny presence, all delivered with grace and power. Be prepared to be patient however as this will need plenty of time. A 'wow' wine that possess excellent verve, especially within the context of the '09 vintage. (01/2012)

    96 points John Gilman

    The opulent 2009 Clos de la Roche seems a bit more black fruity in its personality than the equally flamboyant, but much more red fruity 1985 version, at least at this early stage in its evolution. The nose is deep, pure and sappy, as it offers up scents of black cherries, plums, roasted venison, fresh herb tones, coffee and a very complex signature of soil. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, broad-shouldered and powerfully built, with a huge core of sappy fruit, excellent focus and balance, suave, but substantial tannins and brilliant length and grip on the opulent and palate-staining finish. (Drink between 2020-2070) 96+ (11/2010)

    Jancis Robinson

    Slightly paler crimson than the 2008. Rich, warm, cosy nose. Both dense and ripe. Masses of framework, but lots of flesh too. Very very youthful. Very broad and reverberant. All tightly tucked in. 18.5/20 points. (4/2013)

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  • Magnum Morey-Saint-Denis Trilogie Hubert Lignier 2019


    Mixed Case $233.75

    93 points Decanter

    The old vines in 2020 yielded an inky purple wine, with a ripe (between 13.5–14%) blackberry fruit, extracted very gently with almost no punching down. Despite the concentration, there is lots of finesse here, producing a charming result. Trilogie is consistently among the most impressive village-level wines in Morey. It is produced exclusively from old vines between 50–85 years of age. The majority of it is Chenevery, blended with parcels in Clos Solon and Les Porroux along the premier cru La Bussière. (CC) (11/2021)

    90-92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

    Offering up aromas of cassis, red berries, warm spices and loamy soil, the 2020 Morey-Saint-Denis Trilogie is medium to full-bodied, layered and concentrated, with a deep and youthfully tightly wound core of fruit that's framed by lively acids and powdery tannins. This is likely to emerge as Lignier's finest communal-level bottling this year, but it will also require the most patience. Laurent Lignier began his harvest on August 27, reporting below-average yields and finished alcohols between 13% and 14%. Once again, the result is a fine vintage for both his domaine holdings and négociant sources—the latter, amounting to some 3.5 hectares of vines, now clearly distinguished in our reviews. As readers will know, winemaking is pretty classical at this address, with a short cold maceration, two to three weeks' maceration with one pigéage and one rémontage per day and maturation in barrels, some one-third of which are new—if possible, without racking—for fully 22 months in the domaine's cold cellars. The 2020s are more primary and tightly wound than Lignier's 2019s, but they're similar in terms of ultimate quality and are well worth seeking out.   (01/2022)

    90-92 points Vinous

    From three different lieux-dits, the youngest vines planted in the Fifties, the 2020 Morey-Saint-Denis "Trilogie" has a beautifully-defined bouquet with iris flower and touches of peony infusing the red fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins. There is fine backbone here, quite serious despite its status with a granular finish. Excellent. (12/2021)

    89-92 points Allen Meadows - Burghound

    Pretty and ripe aromas are composed by essence of red currant, cherry, earth and a whiff of herbal tea. There is again good verve to the richer and more concentrated flavors that possess a beguiling texture while exhibiting good power on the ever-so-mildly rustic finale. This is an excellent Morey villages with the aging potential to match. *Burghound Outstanding Top Value! (1/2022)

    90 points John Gilman

    The 2020 Morey St. Denis “Trilogie” from Domaine Lignier is also an excellent village wine in the making, with the bouquet wafting from the glass in a sappy blend of black cherries, black plums, dark chocolate, a lovely base of soil tones, pigeon, coffee bean and cedary oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and nicely structured, with plenty of mid-palate sappiness, fine soil inflection and grip, ripe, chewy tannins and a long, complex and very nicely balanced finish. (Drink between 2026-2065) (12/2021)

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  • Magnum Chateauneuf Du Pape le Secret des Sabon 2009


    Mixed Case $254.99

    95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

    Similar to the 2011, the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Le Secret du Sabon sports a big, full-bodied and mouthfilling profile to go with ripe blackberry, kirsch, flowers, licorice and earth-like aromas and flavors. Although showing incredibly well on release, and also at this tasting, I've had a few disappointing bottles of this from my cellar. Nevertheless, all of the wines have been fabulously concentrated and rich. (8/2014)

    95 points Wine Spectator

    Dark, with very alluring espresso and smoke notes weaving through the dense flavors of fig paste, currant preserves, Black Forest cake and melted licorice. Features intense graphite and black tea notes on the finish, which is packed for now, but has good underlying racy acidity. (11/2011)

    93-95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

    Glass-staining ruby. A highly perfumed, seductive bouquet displays dark berry preserves, gingerbread, licorice and apricot, heightened by an assertive floral quality. Broad, palate-staining black raspberry and cassis flavors are lifted by a tangy mineral note and complicated by floral and Asian spice qualities.Benefits from aeration and offers an intriguing interplay of richness and vivacity. The long, sweet finish echoes the floral and spice notes and shows no rough edges. (4/2011)

    Jancis Robinson

    Warm, integrated nose. Quite subtle tar and liquorice nose without any particular heat. Well-integrated palate. Very well behaved! Good balance. Really rather sophisticated. Dry but not drying finish. (18/20 points)  (10/2010)

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