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  1. ARNOUX LACHAUX 2016 NUITS ST GEORGES 1ER CRU LES PROCES

    Item #: i_352449
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    WINE ADVOCATE 92 POINTS "...opening reluctantly in the glass to reveal aromas of red berries, grilled meat and warm spices. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, satiny but dense, with a deep, concentrated core and chalky structuring tannins. This will need more time than the comparatively precocious 2017 rendition."
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    $129.99
  2. BRUNO CLAIR 2016 VOSNE ROMANEE CHAMPS PEDRIX

    Item #: i_321139
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Vinous Media: 90 Points
    Decanter: 90 Points
    DECANTER 90 POINTS - "An overperforming village wine, the Champs Perdrix is reminiscent of a miniature premier cru Petits Monts, offering up an attractive bouquet of rose petal, wild berries and spice. On the palate the wine is juicy, fine-grained and medium-bodied, with detailed, chalky tannins."
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    $139.99
  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 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
  5. DOMAINE DES COMTES LAFON 2016 VOLNAY SANTENOTS 1ER CRU

    Item #: i_350964
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    This Premier Cru Volnay competes with the greats. Dense, deep, and wildly expressive, “Santenots-du-Milieu” is a towering achievement from one of Burgundy’s top organic and biodynamic producers: Dominique Lafon. This man spearheaded the movement toward organics in Burgundy and is widely celebrated for crafting singularly pure, terroir-defining wines—wines that are at once “natural” but also sublimely clean and precise in every way. “Santenots-du-Milieu” is ground zero for classic Pinot Noir.
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    $159.99
  6. DOMAINE FOREY 2016 ECHEZEAUX GRAND CRU

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

    Item #: i_351883
    Bottle Size: 1.5L
    $149.99
  8. DOMAINE JOSEPH FAIVELEY 2016 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN LES CAZETIERS 1ER CRU

    Item #: i_321010
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 94
    WINE ADVOCATE 94 POINTS - "Faiveley's 2016 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers is showing very well indeed, unwinding in the glass with aromas of blackberries, cassis, dark chocolate, grilled game, bergamot and warm spices. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, textural but full of energy, with a gourmand core of succulent, sapid fruit that cloaks its rich, satiny tannins, concluding with a long, subtly carnal finish. Surpassing my recollection of it from barrel, this is an unequivocally superb Cazetiers."
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    $119.99
  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. 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
  11. LE MOINE 2016 CORTON CLOS DU ROI

    Item #: i_352726
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    $179.99
  12. LE MOINE 2016 CORTON RENARDES

    Item #: i_351047
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    VINOUS 93 POINTS - “Bright ruby-red color. Distinctly wild aromas and flavors of black raspberry, game birds and animal fur. Plush, dense and fine-grained, showing more early personality than the Bressandes despite the fact that there’s still a trace of unconverted malic acidity here. Finishes pure and very long, with very suave tannins.”

    BURGHOUND 93 POINTS - "Reduction rules the fruit today. Otherwise there is an intense minerality that suffuses the powerful and extract-rich broad-shouldered flavors that are muscular and overtly rustic before terminating in a focused, balanced and linear finish. This bad boy Corton is fashioned in a ‘take no prisoners’ style and will need extended cellaring."
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    $169.99
  13. LE MOINE 2016 COTES DE NUITS VAUCRAINS

    Item #: i_351050
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    $139.99
  14. 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
  15. LE MOINE 2016 VOLNAY CUVEE GENERAL MUTEAU

    Item #: i_353195
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    $125.00
  16. LE MOINE 2016 VOSNE ROMANEE AUX REAS

    Item #: i_352727
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    $169.99
  17. LE MOINE 2016 VOSNE ROMANEE LES SUCHOTS

    Item #: i_351599
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    $189.99

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