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  1. $1,647.00

    Château Cos d'Estournel

    Bordeaux (France), France (France)

    3 x 750 ml

    Breads, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Vegetables


    "One of the greatest young wines I have ever tasted, the monumental 2009 Cos D'Estournel has lived up to its pre-bottling potential. A remarkable effort from the winemaking guru Jean-Guillaume Prats and owner Michel Reybier, this blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot (33%) and a touch of Cabernet Franc (2%) was cropped at 33 hectoliters per hectare. It boasts an inky/black/purple color along with an extraordinary bouquet of white flowers interwoven with blackberry and blueberry liqueur, incense, charcoal and graphite. The wine hits the palate with extraordinary purity, balance and intensity as well as perfect equilibrium, and a seamless integration of tannin, acidity, wood and alcohol. An iconic wine as well as a remarkable achievement, it is the greatest Cos d'Estournel ever produced. It is approachable enough at present that one could appreciate it with several hours of decanting, but it will not hit its prime for a decade, and should age effortlessly for a half a century. Drink 2022-2072."
    100 points - Robert Parker, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2012

     

    "Blended of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2009 Cos d'Estournel takes a little coaxing to encourage the full array of exotic spices and decadent black fruits to emerge here: crème de cassis, baked plums, blueberry compote and Black Forest cake intermingled with star anise, fenugreek, cumin seed and Sichuan pepper plus wafts of menthol, violets and smoked meats. Wow—the full-bodied palate bursts with powerful, hedonic black fruit preserves and spices, completely coating the mouth with decadent fruits that are perfectly framed by very firm yet very ripe, grainy tannins and bold freshness, finishing with a veritable firework display of floral, spice and red fruit notes. Just stunning."
    100 points - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Nov 2018

     

    "What a fabulous nose of currants, raspberries and Indian spices. Nutmeg and clover. Full-bodied, with an amazing precision and superb compacted fruit. Endless. Laser guided. Shows such intensity. Decadent and rich and changing all the time. Mystical wine. Dense, yet agile. More refined than when I tasted it in November in Hong Kong. Try in 2018."
    100 points - James Suckling, Feb 2012
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  2. 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

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    "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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  3. $1,794.00

    Scarpa

    Italy (Italy), Piedmont (Italy)

    6 x 750 ml

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    Ruby colour with garnet red reflections. Fine and fruity notes of berries, weathered roses. Rich and strong and yet very elegant. A longer aging improves the bouquet. Very characteristic with a long, full-bodied finish.

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  4. $1,494.00

    La Rioja Alta

    Rioja (Spain), Spain (Spain)

    6 x 1500 ml

    Breads, Hard Cheese, Pasta, Red Meat, Suckling Pig, Vegetables


    "Fresh blueberries and brambleberries take center stage, which is striking for a wine of this age. There are also lots of roasted herbs, such as sage, not to mention floral elements, including lavender and dried violets. Then come cedar, sandalwood and tar. The tannins are incredibly round and soft, without the slightest hint of anything dry. This is among the most elegant of Riojas, where the acidity is wonderfully pronounced and cuts right through any touch of dried fruit. Long and powerful, yet subtle on the finish. Drink now, or hold for a very long time."
    98 points - James Suckling, July 2019
    Top 100 Spanish Wines of 2019 - James Suckling, Dec 2019

     

    "It seems like yesterday when the superb 2001 was released, and now I already have the 2010 Gran Reserva 904 in my glass. It has to be among the greatest modern time vintages of this mythical bottling, where they aim for a wine that has a long aging potential. This is mostly Tempranillo with 10% Graciano and 13.5% alcohol, and it matured in fourth-used American oak barrels for four years, during which time the wine was racked every six months. It has the combination of elegance and power only the best vintages are capable of, with the classical aromas, great detail and nuance, very good balance and persistence. They consider 2010 among the best years of this century, and maybe future generations will talk about 2010 like we talk about the great classical vintages of yesterday today. The palate is polished but shows plenty of energy and tension, the tannins are very fine and elegant, and the flavors are focused and clean. This has to be one of the greatest wines from the vintage. A legend in the making."
    96+ points - Luis Gutierrez, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2019
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  5. $1,104.00

    Jean-Marc Bouley

    Burgundy (France), France (France)

    6 x 750ml

    Cured Meat, Ham, Lard, Red Meat, Suckling Pig, Vegetables


    "The 2016 Volnay 1er Cru Les Caillerets was not touched by frost this vintage according to winemaker Thomas Bouley. It has a very focused, energetic bouquet that unfurls with alacrity in the glass, offering more black fruit than red and subtle earthy/loamy tones. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, a crisp line of acidity, bright and tensile with just a little attenuation on the finish that I am sure will not be there once in bottle. Give this 3 or 4 years in bottle and you will have a quintessential Caillerets."
    91-93 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Dec 2017
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  6. 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

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    "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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  7. 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

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    "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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  8. New Terrasses du Diable 1.5L Magnum by Domaine Les Pallières (Vignobles Brunier) 2017

    $169.99

    Domaine Les Pallières

    France (France), Southern Rhône (France)

    1 x 1500 ml

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    "Black-stone and garrigue aromas. Black fruit, salt licorice and spices. Attractive, bitter-herb kick. Mouthwatering finish. Very concentrated aromas and flavors. This elevated site has a very focused, dense an intense feel. Barrel sample."

    93-94 Points - James Suckling, Aug 2018

    91-94 Points - Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Aug 2018

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  9. $954.00

    Michel et Stéphane Ogier

    France (France), Northern Rhône (France)

    6 x 750 ml

    Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Vegetables


    "Deep ruby. A deeply perfumed bouquet evokes fresh dark berries, violet, olive paste and smoky minerals, with a suave floral topnote. Offers densely packed black and blue fruit, floral pastille and spicecake flavors that stretch out slowly as the wine opens up. Displays excellent definition on a very long, lively finish that's given shape by chewy, building tannins. (JR) "

    94 points - Vinous, April 2018

     

    "The 2015 Côte Rôtie Reserve is brilliant stuff. I was able to taste this from two separate bottles and it never failed to impress. Coming from all the estate terroirs, and including some seriously top juice, its deep purple color is followed by a beautiful perfume of black raspberries, spiced meats, and incense, with an undeniable mineral/dried earth character developing with time in the glass. With full-bodied richness, ripe, yet present tannin, good mid-palate depth, and a great finish, it needs 2-3 years of bottle age and will cruise for 10-15 years. 93+"

     93 points - Jeb Dunnuck, Jan 2018

     

    "The 2015 Cote Rotie Reserve is rich, velvety-textured and long. Raspberries and herbal notes are joined by hints of cured meat in this medium to full-bodied wine. It should drink well for up to 15 years. (JC)"

    93 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Dec 2017

     

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  10. 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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