FRANCE

2015 Domaine de la Grange des Peres
Attaining cult wine status is not an easy feat, and certainly not when the odds are stacked against you. Laurent Vaillé has achieved what others thought impossible. Having spent his early career training under such masters as Jean-François...
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2016 La Peira Terrasses du Larzac La Peira
97-99 JD "Up with the finest vintages of this cuvée and a candidate for perfection, the 2016 Terrasses du Larzac La Peira checks in as a Syrah-dominated blend raised all in barrel. It got more than one expletive in my notes and offers heavenly...
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2016 La Peira Terrasses du Larzac Matissat
95-97 JD "The deepest colored of the three wines in this report, the 2016 Terrasses du Larzac Matissat is a Mourvèdre-dominated cuvée raised all in barrels. This smoking good barrel sample is absolutely loaded with notions of cured meats,...
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NV Egly Ouriet Brut Grand Cru Rose
93 RP "The NV Brut Rose Grand Cru is made from vineyards in Ambonnay, Bouzy and Verzy. This is another totally convincing wine from Egly-Ouriet, not to mention one of the strongest wines in the line-up. The Rose Grand Cru captivates for its gorgeous,...
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2016 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape
97 RP "Bottled only a week before my visit, I was blown away by how well Beaucastel's 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape was showing. It's full-bodied, creamy, lush and rich, with layers of raspberry fruit, garrigue and spice that unfold across a seamless palate...
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2015 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape
96 RP -"Bottled in late July, the 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape is an amazing effort. Loaded with black cherry fruit and cola-like spice, this full-bodied, richly textured wine never seems heavy or warm, while exotic Indian spice notes linger on the finish...
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NV Bereche Rive Gauche
95pts Vinous Rive Gauche screams with varietal Meunier character. Hazelnut, smoke, spice and dried orchard fruit are nicely pushed forward in a beautifully resonant, understated Champagne. This cool, north-facing site yields wines of notable...
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2016 Pierre Usseglio Mon Aïeul
100 Pts J. Dunnuck Getting more than one exclamation in the notes, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée de Mon Aïeul is a deep, rich yet vibrant red that offers a kaleidoscope of kirsch liqueur, garrigue, crushed flowers, Asian...
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2015 Courbis Cornas Les Eygats
100pts J. Dunnuck Lastly, the inky colored (it's even deeper than the Sabarotte) 2015 Cornas Les Eygats comes from a cooler terroir located in the northern part of the appellation. Raised in equal parts new and used barrels, it offers an utterly...
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2015 Niero Cote Rotie Vires De Serine
95pts R. Parker he 2015 Cote Rotie Vires de Serines is loaded with jammy mulberry fruit. Yes, it's a bit "modern" in style, framed by notes of cedar, vanilla and baking spices after 24 months in new oak, but it's frankly delicious. Full-bodied,...
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NV Bruno Paillard Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru
93pts RP Sourced from the fruit of 36 family-owned plots in Oger and Mesnil-sur-Oger, the NV Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru is very fine and intense on the clear, precise and perfectly ripe nose, with lovely brioche and aromatic fruit notes. Beautifully...
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2016 Domaine des Bosquets Gigondas La Colline
97+ JD The 2016 Gigondas La Colline (100% Grenache from a tiny corner of the La Colline vineyard) gives a big blast of blackberry and kirsch fruit to go with complex garrigue, toasted spice, and dried earth. This full-bodied beauty packs an incredible...
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2016 Domaine de la Janasse CDP Chaupin
99pts J. Dunnuck- it’s the best vintage to date, it’s going to be great comparing it to bottles of the 2005, 2007, 2010, and 2015 over the coming 15+ years. This beauty offers a thrilling blend of kirsch, blackberries, smoked earth,...
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2016 Domaine Giraud CDP Les Gallimardes Rouge
100pts J.Dunnuck-"mostly Grenache (there’s 10% Syrah) all from incredibly old vines in the Les Gallimardes lieu-dit.  This cuvée is incredibly limited, with just 250 cases made. ..incredible nose of blackberries, black raspberries,...
$95.00
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2015 Yves Cuilleron Cote Rotie "Bonnivieres"
94pts Vinous "Bright purple. Expansive, smoke- and spice-accented blueberry, cherry liqueur and violet aromas show excellent clarity and hints of olive and smoky bacon. Sweet and broad on the palate, offering impressively concentrated black and blue...
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2010 Roger Coulon Brut Millesime Blanc De Noir
94pts RP-Blanc de Noirs Millésime is a 50/50 blend of ungrafted Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir planted in the 1950s. The wine has a yellow/white-golden color and offers a yeasty and iodine-scented bouquet of very fine red fruit aromas. On the...
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Pierre Usseglio Mon Aïeul 2012
95 WA- Similar in style to the 2006, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aieul is rounded and textured, with tons of charm in its blackberry, black raspberry, violets, garrigue and spice aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, supple and textured, it...
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M. Chapoutier "Les Clos" 2012
96+ WA In complete contrast to the sexy, flamboyant les Granits, the tiny production 2012 Saint Joseph le Clos (which comes from a vineyard just a couple kilometers from the les Granits) is firm, tight and structured, with edgy notes of cassis,...
$85.00
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Le Vieux Donjon 2010
96+ WA-On another level, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape is rock-star stuff, and is probably my favorite vintage from this estate to date. Deeply colored, it boasts masculine, meaty aromas and flavors of smoked herbs, pepper, licorice, lavender, crushed...
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Pierre Usseglio Mon Aïeul 2015
94-96 WA- Made from 100% Grenache (from the Grande Serres, la Crau and La Guigasse lieux-dits) and completely destemmed, the 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Mon Aïeul is still aging in a mix of old demi-muids, and it’s a wine...
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Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs 2008
95WA Great elegance and finesse already on the perfectly brilliant and aromatic nose shows Pol Roger's 2008 Blanc de Blancs Brut, displaying white and stewed apples with fine citrus flavors and discreet chalky aromas. The palate is dense and citric,...
$85.00
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