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  1. CLOS DE TART 2017 GRAND CRU

    Item #: i_352762
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Vinous Media: 96-98
    Decanter: Score above 95 points
    VINOUS 96-98 POINTS: "The 2017 Clos de Tart Grand Cru was matured in around 80% new oak, the barrels toasted chauff blonde. Jacques Desvauges mentioned that the wine needed oxygen ingress during maturation that only new oak can give. I tasted the component parts (as usual) as well as the blend. This has a very detailed, delineated bouquet offering mainly black fruit mixed with sous-bois, tobacco, clove and bay leaf, the typicité of the appellation showing through nicely. It feels very succinct and yet so fresh. The palate is beautifully balanced on the entry with a killer line of acidity. Pure black cherry fruit is joined by bilberry, hints of black olive and a marine/oyster shell tincture that comes through quite strongly toward the persistent, saline finish, which fans out with confidence. This is a brilliant follow-up to the benchmark 2016 by Jacques Desvauges and his team."

    DECANTER 96 POINTS: "Despite what has been written about high yields in the Côte de Nuits in 2017, Jacques de Vauges made less Clos de Tart than he did in 2016. Picked much earlier than it used to be when Sylvain Pitiot was in charge, this is a fine, focussed, nuanced wine that expresses the complexity of this monopole grand cru. With deftly integrated 60% whole bunches and 80% new wood, it's elegant, floral and precise with chalky freshness."
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    $619.99
  2. COMTE VOGUE 2015 MUSIGNY V.V. GRAND CRU

    Item #: i_351786
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    BURGHOUND 97 POINTS: "Deep ruby color. A kaleidoscopically spicy and broad-ranging nose grudgingly reveals notes of red cherry, cassis, plum, violet, Asian-style tea, sandalwood and hoisin. The velvety and mouth coating imposingly-scaled and intense mineral-driven flavors are blessed with seemingly endless reserves of dry extract that coat the palate on the highly seductive finish that delivers fantastically good length on the youthfully austere, backward and immaculately well-balanced finale. This opulent yet very serious effort is also going to require a very long snooze in a very cool cellar but it should be a remarkable Musigny when it finally emerges. I would add that I don't know if this will be potentially one of the all-time great vintages for the de Vogüé Musigny but my guess is that it will at least be in the conversation, which given the historical track record of this wine, is no small compliment."
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    $1,000.00
  3. COMTE VOGUE 2017 MUSIGNY VIEILLES VIGNES

    Item #: i_351370
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 93-95
    Vinous Media: 94-96
    DECANTER 96 POINTS: "The older vines in de Vogüé's extensive 7.2ha in Musigny date back to 1953 and make a wine that's considerably weightier than the young-vine cuvée. This is very deep and intense in colour, exhibiting layers of dark bramble and black cherry flavours and a backbone of precise, chalky, mouthwatering acidity. A wine that needs time to digest its 35% new wood."

    VINOUS 94-96 POINTS: "The 2017 Musigny Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru has a very expressive, complex bouquet, the mélange of red, blue and black fruit making it difficult to identify a single dominant color. Blueberry, wild strawberry and black currant intermingle, and hints of sea spray and touches of orange blossom develop with time. The harmonious, silky palate is almost like a Romanée-Saint-Vivant in texture, offering great depth and an energetic, peppery finish that lingers long in the mouth. A divine Musigny that will deserve some bottle age."

    BURGHOUND 93-96 POINTS: "An openly exotic nose offers glimpses of black cherry liqueur, ginger, Asian-style tea, sandalwood and orange peel. The tighter and much more mineral-driven big-bodied flavors also possess evident muscle on the powerful and dense yet beautifully refined finish that goes on and on. This is also a bit less structured though with that said, this is going to need at least 15 years to reach its apogee. In a word, terrific."
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    $799.99
  4. COMTE VOGUE 2018 MUSIGNY VIEILLES VIGNES

    Item #: i_353508
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    $799.99
  5. CONFURON 2010 ROMANEE SAINT VIVANT

    Item #: i_351084
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    ALLEN MEADOWS - BURGHOUND 95 POINTS - "This is also notably floral in character with a panoply of spice elements that add both depth and breadth to the cool cherry, raspberry and red currant aromas. As was the case with the Beaux Monts there is a spicy inner mouth perfume to the delicious and classy middle weight flavors that are shaped by sophisticated and very fine tannins, all wrapped in a mouth coating, focused and seriously persistent finish. A classic RSV."
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    $650.00
  6. DOMAINE BERTHEAU 2016 BONNES MARES GRAND CRU

    Item #: i_351787
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    $649.99
  7. DOMAINE DENIS MORTET 2017 BONNES MARES

    Item #: i_350609
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Decanter: Score above 95 points
    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. JACQUES FREDERIC MUGNIER 2017 BONNES MARES

    Item #: i_352974
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    DECANTER 96 POINTS - "Fred Mugnier's Bonnes Mares comes mostly from white soils and is among the freshest and most elegant expressions of the grand cru - this may explain why it's poured before Les Amoureuses at the domaine. This is true to type, even in a warm year, showing fine red berry aromas, fine-grained tannins and just a whisper of pepper spice."

    WINE ADVOCATE 94 POINTS - "The 2017 Bonnes Mares Grand Cru is also showing brilliantly from bottle, unwinding in the glass with aromas of cassis, wild berries and plums mingled with notions of peonies, grilled squab, spices and musk. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, velvety and layered, with good concentration and ripe acids, framed by an ample endowment of fine, powdery tannin that renders this more structured than the corresponding Amoureuses but not in any sense more austere. While this is quite charming and expressive for young Bonnes Mares, at least a decade's patience will be warranted."

    BURGHOUND 93 POINTS - "A relatively high-toned nose speaks of various red and blue berries, violet and a whiff of earth. There is a really lovely texture to the impressively dense flavors that brim with sappy dry extract before culminating in a powerful, balanced and sneaky long finish. This is a big wine in the context of the 2017 vintage though it's not particularly austere."
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    $899.99
  9. JEAN GRIVOT 2017 RICHEBOURG GRAND CRU

    Item #: i_322662
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    $1,349.99
  10. L'ARLOT 2018 ROMANEE ST VIVANT GRAND CRU

    Item #: i_353511
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    $649.99
  11. LAMARCHE 2015 LA GRAND RUE

    Item #: i_350592
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 94-96
    Burghound: 94
    WINE ADVOCATE 94 - 96 POINTS - "The 2015 La Grande Rue Grand Cru, from the 1.65-hectare monopole, has a very fine bouquet, quite open and expressive with red cherry, bergamot, early grey and light earthy scents that unfold in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine definition. There is superb tension on the entry and conspicuous salinity here. It is not a powerful La Grande Rue but in keeping with Nicole Lamarche's vision, pursues elegance and style. Yet the persistence is very long, so much so that I have written this entire tasting note and I can still feel my mouth tingling! This is superb."

    BURGHOUND 94 POINTS - "This perfumed beauty displays fireworks in a glass with its kaleidoscopic nose of super spicy, floral and cool red and dark berry nose. The middle weight flavors are less concentrated and powerful than those of the Grands Ech but markedly finer with a caressing and sophisticated mouthfeel that carries over to the rich finish that once again tightens up noticeably on the impeccably well-balanced and strikingly persistent finish. While at least some patience will also be required this classy effort should be approachable sooner than the Grands Ech. 2030+"
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    $649.99
  12. LE MOINE 2016 ROMANEE ST VIVANT GRAND CRU

    Item #: i_354114
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    $799.99
  13. LE MOINE 2017 ROMANEE ST VIVANT GRAND CRU

    Item #: i_352739
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    $869.99
  14. MAISON LEROY 2005 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN

    Item #: i_322284
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    $899.99
  15. MUGNIER 2017 NUITS CLOS DE LA MARECHALE 3L

    Item #: i_352979
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    $600.00
  16. ROBERT GROFFIER 2018 CHAMBERTIN CLOS DE BEZE GRAND CRU

    Item #: i_351672
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Vinous Media: 96-98
    VINOUSMEDIA 96-98 POINTS: "The 2018 Chambertin Clos-de-Bèze Grand Cru contains less whole-bunch fruit, at 10%, and is matured entirely in new oak. This was the only cuvée to demonstrate a little reduction on the nose, though it’s nothing to worry about at this stage, as there is plenty of intense blackberry and wild strawberry fruit laced with incense. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, saturated tannins and touches of fresh fig and blood orange toward the vibrant finish. This is, strangely, more approachable than the Les Amoureuses at the moment, but the class is here from start to finish. Superb."
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    $749.99
  17. SYLVIAN CATHIARD 2005 ROMANEE ST VIVANT

    Item #: i_351498
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    $3,000.00

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