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Pouilly Fume Francis Blanchet 2021$26.99Complex. Textured. Elegant. Mineral. Lasting.
Blaufrankisch Johanneshohe Weingut Prieler 2018$22.99
Mixed Case $19.54A very attractive Blaufrankisch that shows wild cherries, dark plums and a light touch of mocha and coffee. Full-bodied with grippy, chewy tannins and lots of bright blueberries and roasted herbs.
Le Rocher Des Violettes White Xavier Weisskopt 2021$22.99
The 2020 Chenin is made from fruit sourced from 80-year-old vines and is fermented in stainless steel preserving fruit purity and excellent clarity. Dry and salty in texture, it is taut and elegant with excellent balance. It's almost as if this is the Chenin Blanc equivalent of glacial spring water. A little length would be welcomed as the scents of wild herbs, lemon curd and apple pastry. This is also an incredible value for money.
Double Magnum Chateau Lynch Bages 2009$1,699.99
No case discounts.
96 points James Suckling
A powerful and ripe wine with a wide-screen personality, this makes a very bold statement without becoming a jot heavy. Serious tannins at the long finish suggest this has long-term aging potential. (2/2019)
96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The medium to deep garnet colored 2009 Lynch Bages is boldly scented of crème de cassis, blackberry pie and baked plums with chocolate box, incense and underbrush suggestions plus a waft of bay leaves. Medium to full-bodied, taut and well sustained in the mouth, it has a firm, grainy texture and a lively backbone lifting the black fruit core to a nice long finish. (3/2019)
96 points Wine Enthusiast
A dense, immense, solidly powerful wine. The ripest fruit overflows, paralleling the dark, solid tannins. As so often, Lynch-Bages is a blockbuster, dark and concentrated, with immense aging potential. (2/2012)
96 points Wine Spectator
Tight and backward, this has dense, almost chewy layers of fig, currant and plum cake behind a very solid wall of cedar, roasted vanilla and charcoal notes. There's serious grip on the finish, with an iron edge that won't quit. (3/2012)
95 points Decanter
This is a little more subdued than some right now, needing a good five minutes in the glass before revealing layers of rich olive, cassis, exotic spices, cracked pepper and garrigue. You get the heat of the vintage and the ripeness of the fruit, balanced by muscular, chewy tannins and gorgeous chocolate notes. This is great, although for me the 2010 just pips it. (2/2019)
93 points Vinous
The 2009 Lynch-Bages has an intense bouquet which is more forward than Grand Puy Lacoste, albeit without the same complexity. Layers of blackberry, bilberry, brine and a touch of graphite. The palate is medium-bodied with saturated tannin, slightly lower in acidity than the 2010 Lynch Bages, dense and quite sinewy towards the finish. It might miss the class of its peers but you cannot help but admire the brawn underneath its aristocratic coat. (2/2019)Add to cart
Magnum Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014$331.99
The Silver Oak Napa Valley 2014 is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. It is an American red wine from California. Great with Steak.
Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc.
Ripe. Bright. Textured. Silky. Seamless.
Mixed Case $282.19Read more
Magnum Artemis Stag’s Leap Wine Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon 2017$189.99
The Artemis Stag's Leap Wine Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. It is an American red wine from California. Great with Steak.
Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Petit Verdot.
Ripe. Layered. Attractive. Fresh. Balanced.
Mixed Case $161.49Read more
Magnum Barolo Le Vigne Sandrone 2013$398.99
Mixed Case $339.14
98 points Vinous
Sandrone's 2013 Barolo Le Vigne is a real stunner. Powerful, ample and deep, the 2013 exudes class from start to finish. The addition of Serralunga fruit in the blend has added depth and structure in all of the wine's dimensions. Dark red cherry, plum, mint, rose petal, tar and licorice build into the huge, voluptuous finish. Readers who can find the 2013 should not hesitate, as it is outrageously beautiful and also one of the clear wines of the vintage. Vineyard sites are Baudana, Villero, Vignane and Merli. (AG) (11/2016)
96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2013 Barolo le Vigne is another stellar achievement from Luciano Sandrone and his family. Since 2010, the blend for this wine has been tweaked just a bit to include more fruit from the Baudana cru in Serralunga d'Alba. This wine shows a ripe and succulent mouthfeel with ample richness and power that drives the wine smoothly over the palate. These darker qualities can be attributed to the Baudana fruit that is known for power and heft. Fruit from the Villero cru in Castiglione Falletto offers delicate perfumes and ethereal elegance. This vineyard site is home to loose, sandy soils. The combination of these two extremes is simply delightful. (ML) 96+ (8/2017)
95 points Wine Spectator
A taut, racy style, this boasts cherry, strawberry, licorice and leather flavors, with hints of mineral, iron, spice and underbrush. Remains vibrant on the finish, which stretches out. The fruit comes back at the end. (BS) (12/2017)
91 points Decanter
An admirable vintage for this classic blend. Dense cherry fruit on the nose, and a broad, fleshy palate which is full-bodied but compact, with vigour, balance, and persistence. (SB)Add to cart
Magnum 5 Stelle Sfursat Nino Negri 2007$225.99
Mixed Case $192.09The weather this year was more ‘southern’ with harvest starting October 5, similar to 1997. This has a bright and intense garnet color and the bouquet is very fruity with clear scents of raspberry, black cherry, also in alcohol, red prunes and a jammy note from raisinated grapes. The mouthfeel has a lot of body and is warm, rich and bold with tannins held in check by the alcohol/sugar component, a good acidity and a very persistent finish. Tasted: Oct 2014.Ruby-red. Fresh nose of ripe cherry, spices and pleasant balsamic notes. Fresh, savoury, spicy palate. Lovely harmonious balance between the mineral notes, liquorice and red fruit. Well-integrated tannins. An elegant, noble wine. Tasted: Jun 2011.
Magnum Le Macchiole Messorio 2008$629.99
Mixed Case $535.49
97 points Vinous
The 2008 Messorio is simply marvelous in this vintage. Layers of dark fruit take shape beautifully in the glass as this reticent Messorio shows off its pedigree. The 2008 is a decidedly inward wine that, once again, stands apart from some recent vintages. The 2008 is a mid-weight, refined Messorio endowed with tons of balance and sheer finesse. It will be a fascinating wine to follow in the coming years. The 2008 Messorio was aged for 14 months in the standard French oak barrique (75% new), a move away from the smaller barrels that had been used in past years. (AG) (8/2011)
96 points James Suckling
This is layered and juicy, with lots of chocolate and berries and loads of other stuff. Full and velvety, with a long finish. Racy, beautiful and vibrant. Pure Merlot. Give it another three years or so. (8/2011)
95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This vintage marks another philosophical shift for this important Tuscan wine, especially in terms of tannin management. The 2008 Messorio sees 25% neutral oak. The idea was to return to mixed oak vessels, with new and neutral oak, for its 18-month aging period. This was also a difficult year that required very careful berry selection and lots of work to pick out the best fruit on the sorting table. Various vineyard parcels were harvested independently and vinified separately. But despite the fussiness, Le Macchiole had reached a point of winemaking maturity at this point that allows for more intelligent and innovative decisions. This wine has a long way to go and I'd venture that it's just barely entering its drinking prime. The bouquet is dark and sophisticated, but it is fluid and ever-changing as well. (ML) (10/2016)
94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Saturated, purple-tinged ruby. Knockout multidimensional aromas of crushed blackberry, blueberry, iron, bitter chocolate, coffee and smoky oak. Offers great verve and depth on the palate, delivering extremely dense but magically refined flavors of black fruits, violet and bitter chocolate. Finishes with subtle, palate-staining persistence and firm, noble tannins. A great Messorio. (ID) 94+ (9/2012)
92 points Wine Spectator
Cool and aloof, in a restrained blueberry-, blackberry- and mineral-flavored way. Though concentrated, this is fresh, fluid and elegant, with a tightly wound finish. Requires patience. Merlot. Best from 2014 through 2028. (BS) (10/2011)
Chateau Pradeaux Bandol Rouge 2015$52.99
Mixed Case $45.04
By Lake Side Emotions
Pradeaux is old school - it's as simple as that.
Appellation law requires at least 50% Mourvèdre in a Bandol, and while many domaines hew closer to the minimum, cushioning their wine with hearty proportions of Grenache and Cinsault, Pradeaux produces a full-strength wine of 95% Mourvèdre.
Gutsy, darkly spicy, and unabashedly gamy, Mourvèdre is inherently untamable. Attempts to polish it end up coming off like Bigfoot in a business suit. Unsoftened by destemming, however, Pradeaux Bandol is free to beat its chest and howl, even as it gains complexity and refinement over its staggering four-year elevage. What ends up getting bottled is a pulsing, living wine, shot through with freshly pulverized spices, always with a deeply savory minerality verging on the saline, and a frankness to its tannins. Much tends to be made of young Pradeaux’s fearsome tannins, but these are honest tannins—tannins derived from healthy grapes and ripe stalks rather than from the vanilla-laced staves of expensive barriques. They’re the rambunctious tannins of wild youth, not the cynical tannins of a wine of striving. And there is always a wealth of glowing, sun-drenched Mediterranean fruit bursting through the dense latticework of structure. We revel in these tannins, knowing they will provide Pradeaux Bandol with decades of life.
The 2015 is a powerhouse that expresses Pradeaux's multifaceted personality very well. The aromatics are gorgeous, leading with bright violet accented notes that give way to a mysterious depth of savory elements.Add to cart
Magnum Ermitage Le Pavillon Michel Chapoutier 2005$699.99
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 RobinsonAdd to cart
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)
Magnum Clos De La Roche Cuvee Vieilles Vignes Domaine Ponsot 2009$1,499.99
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)
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)Add to cart
Magnum Morey-Saint-Denis Trilogie Hubert Lignier 2019$274.99
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)Add to cart
Magnum Chateauneuf Du Pape le Secret des Sabon 2009$299.99
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)
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)Add to cart