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  1. $474.00

    Castell d'Encus

    Costers del Segre (Spain), Spain (Spain)

    6 x 750 ml

    Breads, Cured Meat, Ham, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables


    3 bottles x Thalarn 2012

    3 bottles x Quest 2011

     

    "The 2012 Thalarn is a great cool-climate Syrah, reminiscent of a Northern Rhone, or rather a Syrah from Valais, with its wild, slightly rustic character. Right now it is covered by the baby fat and the aromas from the best French oak money can buy, as it’s extremely young, and needs some years to grow up. While delicious right now, it will only get better if you wait. It has a fine palate, with a silky texture and saturated, round tannins. The 2008, the first vintage from a cool year which only reached 11.3% alcohol, is sublime now, if that gives you a hint about drinking windows. Drink 2015-2022."

    95 points - Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate's Robert Parker, Feb 2014

     

    Vivid ruby. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes fresh blueberry and woodsmoke, with a suave floral quality emerging with air. Sweet dark berry and spicecake flavors put on weight with and pick up a floral pastille nuance. Fresh and energetic, with a lingering note of dark berry preserves on the supple finish.

    96 points - Peñín Guide to Spanish Wine

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  2. $504.00

    Domaine du Pégau

    France (France), Southern Rhône (France)

    6 x 750 ml

    Breads, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Vegetables


    "Not yet bottled, the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Cuvée Réservée is a normal blend of 80% Grenache, 6% Syrah, 4% Mourvèdre, and the rest assorted varieties (not destemmed), brought up all in foudre and old barrels. It has classic Pégau notes of ground pepper, earth, meat, truffle, and blackcurrants as well as medium to full body, good density, building tannins, and a great finish. Laurence compared this vintage to 2005, but I think this 2017 has more density and flesh. It’s a beautiful, classic Pégau that reminds me a slightly toned down 2009."
    94-96 Points - Jeb Dunnuck, Aug 2019

     

    94-96 Points - Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Aug 2019
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  3. New Pinot Noir by Bien Nacido Estate 2016

    $654.00

    Bien Nacido Estate

    California (USA), Central Coast (USA), USA (USA)

    6 x 750 ml

    Breads, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Vegetables


    "Intense cranberry and raspberry aromas meet with sultry baking spices, dried ginger, exotic wood and game on the nose of this bottling. The palate is intense in the same red fruits but layered in wild sagebrush and roasted quail, with bright acidity that is strong yet balanced. Drink now–2036."
    96 points / Cellar Selection - Wine Enthusiast, Jan 2020

     

    96 points - The Tasting Panel, 2019

     

    96 points - Jeb Dunnuck, 2019
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  4. New Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau Blanc by Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe (Vignobles Brunier) 2018

    $719.94

    Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

    France (France), Southern Rhône (France)

    6 x 750 ml

    Breads, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Vegetables


    "A blend of Clairette, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, and Bourboulenc brought up mostly in foudre, the 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape Blanc offers a more crystalline style with its white peach, crushed citrus, white flower, and obvious minerality. Clean, pure, and chiseled on the palate, it has good concentration, and almost red wine-like structure, and a great finish. It's going to age beautifully. "

    93-95+ Points - Jeb Dunnuck, Aug 2019

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  5. New Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau Rouge by Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe (Vignobles Brunier) 2015

    $899.94

    Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

    France (France), Southern Rhône (France)

    6 x 750 ml

    Breads, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Vegetables


    "A wine with playful, attractive character. An array of red, blue and purple fruits. Gently spicy, chalky and fragrant, it has a very supple, fleshy and layered palate with a web of fine, smooth and supple tannins. Extremely elegant and composed. A long draw on the finish. Great depth and drive. This will live super long. Try after 2020. (NS)" 

    96 Points - James Suckling, August 2017

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  6. $1,980.00

    Domaine Jamet

    France (France), Northern Rhône (France)

    12 x 750 ml

    Breads, Cured Meat, Ham, Hard Cheese, Red Meat


    "Plenty of violets, pepper and deep-set spices are all part of the equation here, and this is a very complex Côte Rôtie that has a wealth of darkly stony notes, coal smoke and dark chocolate. Just superb! The palate's succulent and swathed in plush, fine tannins that envelop black- and red-plum flavors. Plenty of volume, great elegance and a lot of detail. A vintage when experienced makers could still shine, and the sorting in the vineyard was clearly a large part of this. Classy wine with so much on offer. Best from 2020 for a decade or more. Tasted in tank shortly before bottling."

    95-96 points - James Suckling, Oct 2016

     

    "“Finesse, but not without concentration” is how Jean-Paul referred to the 2014s. We tasted a number of component parts from across his blends of 16 different parcels. Rather than bottling single parcels he prefers to blend, and keeps new oak to a minimum (10-15%). The overall impression is a fragrant, floral, peppery style with good aromatic definition and adequate concentration for medium-term ageing. It will be ready relatively early, and despite not being a terribly weighty vintage, its elegance and balance with provide much pleasure."

    95 points - Tim Atkin MW, 2015

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  7. New Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau Rouge by Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe (Vignobles Brunier) 2017

    $1,019.94

    Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

    France (France), Southern Rhône (France)

    6 x 750 ml

    Breads, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Vegetables


    "Immediately a sense of darker fruit in this vintage. Some stony, chalky elements, as well as dried violets and roses. Very compelling, fleshy palate with powerful black fruit and plums and thick, but smooth tannins that will carry it in the cellar. Barrel sample.

    95-96 Points - James Suckling, Aug 2018

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  8. New Les Racines 1.5L Magnum by Domaine Les Pallières (Vignobles Brunier) 2016

    $169.99

    Domaine Les Pallières

    France (France), Southern Rhône (France)

    1 x 1500 ml

    Breads, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Vegetables


    "Very complete and complex wine that has intensity and elegance. Raspberry and rose-like perfume, this has a long, red-fruit core with dark spices wrapped deep into the heart of the palate. Detailed texture, the noble, long tannins cloaked in wild, red plums and berries. Terrific freshness here. Wow. Drink or hold."

    96 Points - James Suckling, Aug 2018

     

    94-96 Points - Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Aug 2018

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  9. New Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau Rouge 1.5L Magnum by Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe (Vignobles Brunier) 2017

    $349.99

    Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

    France (France), Southern Rhône (France)

    1 x 1500 ml

    Breads, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Vegetables


    "Immediately a sense of darker fruit in this vintage. Some stony, chalky elements, as well as dried violets and roses. Very compelling, fleshy palate with powerful black fruit and plums and thick, but smooth tannins that will carry it in the cellar. Barrel sample.

    95-96 Points - James Suckling, Aug 2018

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