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  1. DOMAINE DE COURCEL 2015 POMMARD GRAND CLOS DE EPENOTS 1ER CRU

    Item #: i_333891
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Wine Spectator: 94
    Vinous Media: 93
    WINE SPECTATOR 94 POINTS: "A dense, well-structured style, yet with ample black cherry, blackberry, violet and iron flavors for balance. This red unfolds nicely, leaving a complex finish that introduces an accent of bittersweet chocolate. Excellent length."

    BURGHOUND 93 POINTS "OUTSTANDING": "This is also quite ripe yet retains a lovely freshness to the cassis, black cherry, lavender and warm earth scents. There is excellent power and volume to the concentrated, intense and mouth coating big-bodied flavors that culminate in an impressively long and balanced finish. This possesses both good power and superb length and is absolutely one to consider."
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    $129.95
  2. DOMAINE DE COURCEL 2015 POMMARD LES RUGIENS ***LOCATED AT WAREHOUSE***

    Item #: i_345020
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Wine Advocate: 94
    Wine Spectator: 94
    Burghound: 90-93
    BURGHOUND 94 POINTS "OUTSTANDING": "A discreet application of wood frames aromas that, much like the Epenots, are super-ripe yet manage to maintain reasonably good freshness to the poached plum and violet-scented nose. This too is nothing short of massively concentrated, ripe and sumptuously opulent with a subtle minerality that helps to add lift to the borderline thick and ever-so-slightly warm finish. This muscular effort is also most impressive in its fashion though it's absolutely one to buy and then forget you own it. *Outstanding*"

    VINOUS 94 POINTS: "Good ruby-red. A distinctly different expression of Pommard from the Grand Clos des Epenots, with the nose dominated by darkest berries, minerals and chocolate. Densely packed and highly concentrated but less open to inspection than the Grand Clos des Epenots; very closed in on itself but already suggests outstanding complexity. Very broad, firm tannins saturate the entire palate and the very long, rising finish leaves the tongue glistening. Classic white-soil Rugiens: already complex on the nose but in need of cellaring to gain in pliancy and expand."

    WINE SPECTATOR 94 POINTS: "There’s plenty of black cherry, black currant and violet aromas and flavors in this red, along with a backbone of assertive, dusty tannins. All the elements are in the correct proportion, but just need time to integrate. The long aftertaste also indicates potential"
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    $159.99
  3. DOMAINE DE MONTILLE 2016 POMMARD RUGIENS 1ER CRU

    Item #: i_351618
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Spectator: 94
    TIM ATKIN 95 POINTS - "Damaged by hail in 2014 and by frost in 2016, this is not the luckiest of Côte de Beaune vineyards but there’s no denying the exceptional quality of its best wines. Made with 66% whole bunches and 40% new wood, it’s a rich, smoky, densely layered wine with bloody, ferrous tannins and supporting fruit sweetness. 2022-32."

    VINOUS 94 POINTS - "(one-third vendange entier; 40% new oak; just racked following a very late malo): Healthy medium red. Compelling aromas and flavors of redcurrant, iron, rose petal and minerals. At once silky and penetrating, with its sweetness perfectly balanced by harmonious acidity. Shows captivating rose petal perfume throughout. The seriously tannic, floral finish displays real length and grip. This wine should age beautifully but even today there's no hardness. The crop was reduced by about 30% due to the frost, noted winemaker Sieve.'

    WINE SPECTATOR 94 POINTS - "The 2016 Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens Cuvée Hubert apparently had a very late malolactic that did not finish until September or October. Similar to the previous two vintages, it comes from the lieu-dit "Les Rugiens-Bas." It has a complex and inviting bouquet with black cherries, crushed rose petals and undergrowth aromas, just a suggestion of dried blood emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied, the 40% new oak is absorbed by the fleshy red fruit, and it is adorned with a lovely, ferrous finish. Drink over the next 15 or 20 years."
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    $179.99
  4. DOMAINE DENIS BACHELET 2018 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN VV

    Item #: i_350644
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    $149.99
  5. DOMAINE DENIS MORTET 2016 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN LES CHAMPEAUX

    Item #: i_350604
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 93-95
    Burghound: 91-93
    ROBERT PARKER 93-95 POINTS: "The 2016 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Champeaux was not affected by frost and yielded a good quantity to the surprise of Arnaud Mortet —30 hectoliters per hectare. Matured with 50% whole bunch and up to 70% new oak, it has a generous, almost peppermint-tinged bouquet with great vigor and vivacity. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe tannin, good weight and plenty of blood orange-tinged black fruit. It is slightly attenuated right on the finish but this should flesh out once in bottle. This is how to make a great Les Champeaux."
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    $199.99
  6. DOMAINE DENIS MORTET 2017 MAZIS CHAMBERTIN GRAND CRU

    Item #: i_350608
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 93-95
    Vinous Media: 97 Points
    Decanter: 97
    DECANTER 97 POINTS - "Like the domaine's Bonnes Mares parcel, this 0.25ha block used to belong to Domaine Newman, but has hit even greater heights under the hand of Arnaud Mortet. Beautifully judged, this is the work of a winemaker at the peak of his game, showing subtle (40%) whole-bunch notes with black cherry and blood orange fruit, sinuous tannins and a bright, tangy finish."

    WINE ADVOCATE 93-95 POINTS: "2017 Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru is the fourth vintage of this grand cru that Arnaud Mortet has produced and it's a lovely wine, offering up notes of dark wild berries, orange rind, peonies and spices. On the palate, it's full-bodied, ample and layered, with excellent depth and dimension, framed by fine-grained tannins that assert themselves on the elegantly chalky finish. Mortet manually destemmed a quarter of this cuvée, cutting out the stems and retaining the pedicels."
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    $599.99
  7. DOMAINE DENIS MORTET 2017 BONNES MARES

    Item #: i_350609
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Vinous Media: 96 Points
    Decanter: 96
    DECANTER 96 POINTS: "This remarkable 0.35ha parcel used to belong to Domaine Newman but is now an established part of the Mortet range. All located on white soils on the larger Chambolle-side of Bonnes Mares, this is showing its 70% new wood at the moment but has the structure and concentration to soak it up. It's sappy, savoury and fine, with a palate-pleasing red fruit sweetness and underlying minerality."
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    $749.99
  8. DOMAINE DENIS MORTET 2017 CLOS DE VOUGEOT GRAND CRU

    Item #: i_350607
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 96
    DECANTER 96 POINTS: "Located just below Château de la Tour in what Arnaud Mortet calls 'the best part of the lower part of the Clos', the domaine's parcel runs to 0.35ha. Made with 30% stems and 70% new oak, it's very much a clay-derived style with plenty of texture, smooth tannins and layers of sweet, sensuous red berry fruit."
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    $409.99
  9. DOMAINE DENIS MORTET 2017 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN 1ER CRU

    Item #: i_350398
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Vinous Media: 95 Points
    Decanter: 95
    DECANTER 95 POINTS: "Simply labelled as premier cru because it combines three parcels (Petite Chapelle, Cherbaudes and Bel Air), all of them planted with old, low-yielding vines. This is another superb release from Arnaud Mortet, made with 30% while bunches and aged in 70% new wood. It's a sweet, plush, succulent red with fine-boned tannins, glossy dark berry fruit and a long, polished finish."
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    $159.99
  10. DOMAINE DENIS MORTET 2017 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN 1ER CRU LES CHAMPONNETS

    Item #: i_350603
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Burghound: 90-92
    Its position close to “Lavaux-Saint-Jacques”, gives a fruity, fresh wine with excellent structure. The cold factor of the valley bestows this wine with superb length on the palate.
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    $179.99
  11. DOMAINE DES COMTE LAFON 2014 VOLNAY SANTENOTS 1ER CRU

    Item #: i_345431
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    ROBERTPARKER.COM 93 POINTS: "Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2014 tasting, the 2014 Volnay 1er Cru Les Santenots-du-Milieu from Comtes Lafon is blessed with a sensual bouquet with plenty of dark cherry and blueberry fruit, maybe a slight malic scent just underneath. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red berry fruit, a fine line of acidity, fresh and tensile with impressive mineralité coming through toward the finish. This is a stylish, well-crafted Santenots that should age well in bottle and may eventually merit a higher score. Tasted September 2017."
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    $149.99
  12. DOMAINE DES COMTES LAFON 2017 VOLNAY SANTENOTS 1ER CRU

    Item #: i_353090
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Vinous Media: 92 Points
    Decanter: 92
    BURGHOUND 92 POINTS -" A more restrained nose reluctantly offers up a bit more deeply pitched nose of violet, plum and anise hints. The sleek, delicious and beguilingly vibrant medium weight flavors culminate in a dusty, complex and sneaky long finish. While this is labeled as a villages, it performs at a 1er level."

    DECANTER 92 POINTS -"Dominique Lafon uses his young-vine fruit from Santenots and En Champans to make this delightfully drinkable village Volnay. Crunchy, fresh and vibrant, it has pomegranate and wild strawberry fruit, gentle, fine-grained tannins and some sweet spice from 20% new wood."
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    $169.99
  13. DOMAINE DROUHIN LAROZE 2017 BONNES MARES GRAND CRU

    Item #: i_351626
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 90-92
    BURGHOUND 92 - 94 POINTS - "A beautifully layered nose offers up notes of liqueur-like plum, warm earth and a lovely array of spice and floral elements. The exceptionally rich and generously proportioned flavors are unusually seductive in the context of what is typical for the appellation, all wrapped in a velvety, sappy and palate coating finish where a hint of wood appears. This too should drink well young."

    WINE ADVOVCATE 90 - 92 POINTS - "The 2016 Bonnes Mares Grand Cru was perhaps the one grand cru that I felt was a little disjointed and did not quite deliver the vivacity of the Chapelle-Chambertin or Latricières. It includes 40% whole bunch fruit and was depleted by 30% because of the frost, but it just came across a little dolorous at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. This feels a little foursquare and conservative and just needs more of the flamboyance and blue fruit you associate with this vineyard. Maybe this Bonnes-Mares just got stage fright on the day I visited? They’ve done it! “What have they done, exactly," you rightfully ask. Well, Drouhin-Laroze has finally produced a clutch of wines commensurate with their stellar array of holdings. Without wishing any disrespect to Philippe Drouhin, since first encountering their wines in the late nineties, myself and other mavens felt that they were a bit 'over-produced.' Maybe picked too late? Certainly they were often burdened with an excessive use of new oak that obfuscated terroir, and when you have half a dozen grand crus under your wing, that is a shame."
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    $199.99
  14. DOMAINE DUGAT-PY 2013 MAZOYERES CHAMBERTIN GRAND CRU

    Item #: i_345130
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Burghound: 92-95
    BURGHOUND 92 - 95 POINTS - " This is also brooding to the point of being almost inexpressive and it is only with aggressive swirling that reluctant aromas of pungent earth, spice, floral, dark currant and mocha notes emerge. This is a seriously powerful and concentrated Maz with its muscular big-bodied flavors that also possess a hugely long finish on the almost painfully intense finale. This is terrific and should amply reward longer-term cellaring and note too that it's going to need it as this is very structured though not hard or tough."
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  15. DOMAINE DUJAC 2014 CLOS DE LA ROCHE GRAND CRU

    Item #: i_350731
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    BURGHOUND 93 - 95 POINTS - "This is markedly more restrained with its reluctant aromas of brooding dark berry fruit, earth, sauvage and hints of dried flowers. There is excellent volume, concentration and imposing power to the big-bodied flavors that deliver plenty of minerality and outstanding persistence on the robust but balanced finish. This classically proportioned Clos de la Roche is indisputably going to require extended keeping."
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    $599.99
  16. DOMAINE DUJAC 2017 CHARMES CHAMBERTIN GRAND CRU

    Item #: i_334046
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    $319.99
  17. DOMAINE DUJAC 2018 VOSNE ROMANEE 1ER CRU BEAUX MONTS

    Item #: i_334048
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Decanter: 94
    DECANTER, TIM ATKIN 94 POINTS - "The Seysses family are more readily associated with Morey-St-Denis than Vosne-Romanée, but they make some impressive wines in the latter village, too. This compact, savoury, plushly textured premier cru has 85% whole-bunch fruit and 60% new wood. It shows flavours of blueberry, raspberry and black cherry fruit with some peppery spice and balancing acidity."
    Drinking Window 2023 - 2030
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    $349.99
  18. DOMAINE FOREY 2016 ECHEZEAUX GRAND CRU

    Item #: i_351887
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    $179.99
  19. DOMAINE FOREY 2016 VOSNE ROMANEE 1.5L

    Item #: i_351883
    Bottle Size: 1.5L
    $149.99
  20. DOMAINE MARQUIS D'ANGERVILLE 2017 VOLNAY CHAMPANS

    Item #: i_350573
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Decanter: 96
    DECANTER 96 POINTS > - "The 300-metre rows in the domaine's 4ha of Champans run from the top to the bottom of the slope, taking in both brown and red soils. The result is a very complete, self-assured expression of the premier cru, showing the focus and delicacy of a classic Volnay. Silly, sweet and shimmering on the palate, it has very good depth and the concentration to age."
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    $169.99

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