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  1. BRUNO CLAIR 2016 CLOS DE BEZE GRAND CRU

    Item #: i_350451
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Burghound: 96
    Vinous Media: 96
    VINOUS 96 POINTS: "The 2016 Chambertin Clos-de-Bèze Grand Cru has a generous and pleasing nose with scents of strawberry preserve, crushed stone, rose petals and subtle orange-blossom. This is refined and transparent. The palate is medium-bodied with chalky tannins. Beautifully balanced, this has a symmetry that is beguiling and classic. A little austere finish suggests it will benefit from several years in bottle. Utterly beguiling with enormous ageing potential."
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    $499.99
  2. CLOS DE TART 2016 GRAND CRU ***ADDITIONAL STOCK AT WAREHOUSE***

    Item #: i_322037
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 97
    Burghound: 92-94
    Vinous Media: 99+
    VINOUS 99+ POINTS: "The 2016 Clos de Tart Grand Cru, cropped at 35hl/ha, is the first year farmed biodynamically. This was completely breathtaking in barrel, and now, in bottle, nothing has changed in that respect. It has an ineffably complex bouquet, not as intense as it showed in barrel yet extremely deep and cerebral, black fruit mingling with forest floor, crushed stone and a touch of sea spray. The palate is perfectly balanced with a deceivingly understated entry, before a wave of black and red fruit crashes over the senses. It is framed by supremely fine tannin, the intensity building toward a crescendo as it fans out. The aftertaste is unbelievably long, remaining in the mouth 60 seconds after the wine has departed. The best ever - simple as that. Tasted at Clos de Tart."

    eROBERT PARKER 97 POINTS: "The superb 2016 Clos de Tart Grand Cru confirms the promise it showed from barrel, unfurling in the glass with a striking bouquet of raspberries, rose petals, blood orange, black tea, spices and smoked meats. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, pure and ample, with a deep core of vibrant, searingly intense fruit that entirely cloaks its structuring chassis of satiny tannin, concluding with a long and captivatingly floral finish. More elegant and transparent than the richer and fleshier 2015, this is an exceptional vintage for Clos de Tart. That there are fully 27,000 bottles makes this one of Burgundy's rare confluence of quality and quantity."
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    $584.99
  3. DOMAINE ARLAUD 2016 BONNES MARES GRAND CRU

    Item #: i_351938
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    $329.99
  4. DOMAINE BERTHEAU 2016 BONNES MARES GRAND CRU

    Item #: i_351787
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    $649.99
  5. 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
  6. DOMAINE DE MONTILLE 2016 VOSNE ROMANEE 1ER CRU MALCONSORTS

    Item #: i_351600
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 95
    Vinous Media: 96
    VINOUS 93-96 POINTS - "(93-96) (vinified with two-thirds whole clusters and aged in 60% new oak; no frost damage here but the yield was just under 40 hectoliters per hectare): Healthy dark red. Explosive aromas of black raspberry, cocoa powder and espresso. Wonderfully sweet and savory, offering very intense yet silky flavors of black raspberry and minerals framed by harmonious acidity. Really outstanding inner-mouth energy and definition here! The resounding finish features firm, chalky tannins and terrific length and lift. This wine comes from vines at the top of this premier cru on hard limestone.

    WINE ADVOCATE 93-95 POINTS - "The 2016 Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru Les Malconsorts includes two-thirds whole cluster and 55% new oak. It has a deep color and a very complex bouquet with blackberry, raspberry coulis, iris and touches of woodland, all reticent at first but unfolding with time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and a fine line of acidity, fresh and vibrant with a gentle but insistent grip on the saline finish. It is a structured Malconsorts that deserves several years in bottle. This is on par with the excellent 2015 Malconsorts."
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    $359.99
  7. DOMAINE FOREY 2016 ECHEZEAUX GRAND CRU

    Item #: i_351887
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    This small but outstanding domaine was created in 1840 by the great-grandfather of Régis Forey, the current proprietaire.

    This fine Grand Cru is from a Forey-owned parcel of three-tenths of a hectare. The precise site is in the climats of “Les Treux” and “Clos Saint Denis” which generally are geographically between “Les Suchots” and “Les Grands Echezeaux”. One third of the vines were planted in 1949 with the rest being planted in two waves: 1974 and again in 2004.

    The wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered after spending 16 to 20 months in small oak barrels and demi-muids (used primarily for the village and simple Bourgogne appellations) with 20% to 50% new oak used depending on the structure and the character of the vintage as well as the amount produced of each individual cuvée.
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    $179.99
  8. DOMAINE FOREY 2016 NUITS ST GEORGES 1.5L

    Item #: i_351885
    Bottle Size: 1.5L
    $149.99
  9. DOMAINE MICHEL LAFARGE 2016 BEAUNE 1ER CRU LES AIGROTS BLANC

    Item #: i_351207
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    The Lafarge's have been vignerons in Volnay since the 18th century. They started bottling in the early 1900's, a rarity for a small estate. They have had loyal customers for generations, selling their own wine in barrels to Parisian restaurants as far back as the 1850's. Their history may not be as visible as a Domaine de la Romanee-Conti but is perhaps even more remarkable. For it is easier, if not less honorable, for people whose income does not solely depend on an estate to pursue quality. And it is also harder to allow oneself to slip when one is constantly in the limelight. The greatness of these wines will hit you after you've visited the whole vintage, after you're familiar with everybody else's take. It's a year later and you've tasted back and forth throughout the Cote, you've done your work, you're intellectually armed. You spot that bottle of Lafarge. You know the estate intimately, you're a fan. What could possibly surprise you more than it being excellent. But at the first sip, the word genius escapes in a whisper. Because these wines are exactly what the vintage should be. And this, vintage after vintage, come rain or shine. The wines of Domaine Michel Lafarge are infallible. And they are so great they don't come to you, you have to work up to them.
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    $114.99
  10. DOMAINE PONSOT 2016 CLOS DE LA ROCHE CUVEE VV

    Item #: i_352243
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 97
    WINE ADVOCATE 97 POINTS - "The 2016 Clos de la Roche Grand Cru Cuvée Vieilles Vignes is superb, bursting from the glass with aromas of juicy cherries, peonies, blood orange, licorice, raw cocoa and espresso roast. On the palate, it's full-bodied, deep and succulent, with a concentrated, layered mid-palate, satiny structuring tannins and vibrant underlying acidity, concluding with a long finish. Harvested on October 7 at a comparatively high yield by Ponsot's standards of 38 hectoliters per hectare, this year seems to have been perfectly adapted to Ponsot's style. Vibrant, elegant and expressive, the 2016 is quite different from the richer, more powerful 2015, but in the fullness of time, I wouldn't be surprised to see it surpassing its brawnier elder sibling."
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    $579.99
  11. HENRI GOUGES 2016 NUITS ST GEORGES 1ER CRU LES VAUCRAINS

    Item #: i_351458
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    BURGHOUND 91 - 94 POINTS - "A brooding nose only reluctantly reveals notes of ripe and ultra-fresh dark currant, earth and a smoked game nuance. There is outstanding density to the powerful, robust and bold big-bodied flavors that possess seriously good concentration where the sap does a good job of buffering the very firm tannic spine shaping the superbly persistent finish. This is textbook Vaucrains and as such, it's going to need extended."
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    $159.99
  12. LE MOINE 2016 CLOS DE BEZE

    Item #: i_352740
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Vinous Media: 97
    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
  13. LE MOINE 2016 CLOS DE LA ROCHE GRAND CRU

    Item #: i_351044
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    $379.99
  14. LE MOINE 2016 ECHEZEAUX GRAND CRU

    Item #: i_353009
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    $299.99
  15. LE MOINE 2016 NUITS SAINT GEORGES VAUCRAINS

    Item #: i_351050
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    $139.99
  16. LE MOINE 2016 ROMANEE ST VIVANT GRAND CRU

    Item #: i_354114
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    $799.99
  17. LE MOINE 2016 VOLNAY CAILLERETS 1ER CRU

    Item #: i_351051
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Burghound: 92-95
    STEPHEN TANZER, VINOUS 91 - 93 POINTS - "(this fruit was picked in early October, destemmed but not crushed, and vinified with virtually no extraction, according to Mounir Saouma, who added that production was down 50% from a normal year): Bright red-ruby. Pure but restrained aromas of dusty stone and violet; I thought I smelled something of volcanic origin, but perhaps it was just a remaining touch of reduction. The palate conveys excellent depth to the flavors of raspberry, spices, violet and milk chocolate. Very complete Volnay if a bit youthfully bound-up. Finishes with serious, broad, dusty tannins and excellent length."
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    $129.99
  18. LE MOINE 2016 VOSNE ROMANEE AUX REAS

    Item #: i_352727
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    $169.99
  19. MICHEL GROS 2016 VOSNE ROMANEE 1ER CRU AUX BRULEES

    Item #: i_351391
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    BURGHOUND 90 93 POINTS - "A restrained and beautifully spicy nose offers up notes of purple fruit, violet, anise and a hint of wood toast. There is good muscle, punch and power to the middle weight plus flavors that exude a fine bead of minerality on the beautifully persistent finish. This is a blend of power and refinement though at least some patience will be necessary. *Outstanding*"
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    $149.99
  20. NICOLAS ROSSIGNOL 2016 POMMARD EPENOTS 1ER CRU ***LOCATED AT WAREHOUSE***

    Item #: i_350009
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Decanter: 90 to 95 point score
    DECANTER 94 POINTS - "From the Petits Epénots, this superb wine is the king of the Rossignol cellar in 2016. A brooding bouquet of rich red and black fruit, spice, rich soil and savoury bass notes is the prelude to a multidimensional, layered wine with incredible vibrancy and depth at the core. Only two barrels were produced, with 50% whole cluster fruit. The concentration and intensity of this wine evoke great post-war Pommard."
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    $209.98

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