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NV Bereche Rive Gauche
93pts 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
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 amount of...
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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,...
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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,...
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Domaine Charvin CDP 2007
96+ WA- the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape continues to drink brilliantly, and while this bottle was just slightly closed, I’ve had numerous bottles from my cellar that are open and singing. Nevertheless, on this occasion, it took some swirling to...
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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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Henri Boillot "Meursault Les Genevrières" 2012
94pts Vinous- Healthy bright yellow. Stone fruits, spices, white flowers and a leesy, Champagne-like suggestion of baked bread. Very ripe, layered and rich, but with enticing spicy lift keeping the wine from coming off as heavy. An impression of...
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Château Montrose 2012
93 WA - Tasted at the château, the 2012 Montrose is a blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot picked between 24 September and 20 October. It underwent a particularly long maceration period between 26...
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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,...
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Domaine La Barroche "Pure" 2014
94pts WA- A wine that checks in near the top of the vintage is the 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape Pure. Julien commented that they took a risk in 2014 by dropping tons of crop and leaf thinning, all with the goal of getting as much ripeness as early...
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Domaine St Damien les Souteyrades 2007
98pts WA-Deeper and richer, with just slightly more purity than the La Louisiane, the blockbuster 2007 Gigondas les Souteyrades (80/20 Grenache and Mourvèdre) is full-bodied and decadent, with huge notes of meaty black currants, smoked meats,...
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Christian Moreau "Valmur" 2012
95pts WA-This wine was tasted blind at the Burgundy 2012 tasting in Beaune. The 2012 Chablis Grand Cru Valmur is a knockout wine that under tough blind conditions trumped its peers and surpassed my own expectations. It has a delightful and engaging...
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