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  1. DOMAINE DENIS MORTET 2016 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN 1.5 1ER CRU LAVAUX ST JACQUES

    Item #: i_351388
    Bottle Size: 1.5L
    WINE ADVOCATE 94 - 96 POINTS - "The 2016 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux Saint-Jacques was affected by 50% to 60% because of the frost, with 20% whole bunch and 70% new oak. It has a very crystalline bouquet with perfumed dark berry fruit, crushed stone and hints of violet that just deliver stupendous precision. The palate is medium-bodied with a velvety smooth entry and great depth, with the new oak nicely integrated, although maybe I might have chucked a few more stems in the vat on the finish? Still, this has great potential, a magnificent Lavaux Saint-Jacques that will dazzle for many years to come."

    BURGHOUND 91 - 93 POINTS - "An ultra-floral and highly restrained nose offers up aromas of airy and cool essence of red currant, freshly turned earth, humus and forest floor scents. The intense, powerful and muscular broad-shouldered flavors possess fine mid-palate concentration thanks to the abundant level of dry extract that buffers the firm tannic spine on the austere and serious finish. In sum this is a classically styled LSJ."
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    $499.99
  2. LE MOINE 2016 CLOS DE BEZE

    Item #: i_352740
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    VINOUS 97 POINTS - "Good medium ruby. High-pitched violet perfume lifts the aroma of ripe black cherry. Wonderfully suave, intense and refined, with a pungently fresh quality that reminded me of cut grass. This highly concentrated wine has perfectly integrated acidity, as well as a stronger limestone character than usual. In a rather masculine style but also seamless and suave. Finishes with outstanding length and class, the tannins totally buffered by fruit and minerals. Mounir Saouma noted that this wine has been "great since the beginning."

    BURGHOUND 96 POINTS - "Exuberantly spicy liqueur-like aromas of cassis, dark cherry and plenty of floral elements introduce the succulent, round and seductive, even opulent imposingly-scaled flavors coat the palate with dry extract while a subtle minerality adds a bit of lift to the stunningly persistent finish. This very classy effort is balanced and beautifully complex and while it should reward long-term cellaring, it should also be approachable after 7 to 8 years if desired."
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    $449.99

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