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  1. CLOS DE TART 2017 GRAND CRU

    Item #: i_352762
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Decanter: 96 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
    $1,000.00
  3. COMTE VOGUE 2015 MUSIGNY V.V. GRAND CRU

    Item #: i_334050
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Wine Advocate: 97
    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
  4. 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
  5. DOMAINE BERTHEAU 2016 BONNES MARES GRAND CRU

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

    Item #: i_350609
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Decanter: 96 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
  7. DOMAINE ROUSSEAU 15 CHAMBERTIN GRAND CRU

    Item #: i_350358
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    $3,200.00
  8. HUDELOT NOELLAT 2017 ROMANEE ST VIVANT

    Item #: i_352057
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 95
    Vinous Media: 97 Points
    Decanter: 97 Points
    DECANTER 97 POINTS - "This 1920 parcel is situated in the northern part of the Romanée-St-Vivant grand cru, very close to Domaine de la Romanée-Conti's holdings - and it's often a match for that wine. It's detailed, lacy and refreshing, with adroitly integrated 50% new wood and layers of red cherry, raspberry and red plum fruit. It has focussed acidity and palate-caressing tannins. Effortlessly complex."

    WINE ADVOCATE 95 POINTS - "The 2017 Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru wafts from the glass with a deep bouquet of cherries, wild berries and plums, with nuances of orange rind, rose petals and Asian spices emerging as it sits in the glass. Full-bodied, deep and complete, the wine's textural attack segues into a multidimensional mid-palate framed by melting but muscular tannins and lively acids."
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    $689.99
  9. HUDELOT-NOELLAT 2002 ROMANEE ST VIVANT

    Item #: i_350864
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 94
    WINE ADVOCATE 94 POINTS - "I completely under-estimated this upon release. Here the RSV has a refined, well-defined bouquet with light strawberry, rosemary, boysenberry and rose petals. The palate is medium-bodied and very finely balanced with red cherry, mandarin, crushed stone, fanning out wonderfully towards the under-stated finish that is so sensual. Lovely."
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    $850.00
  10. JACQUES FREDERIC MUGNIER 2002 MUSIGNY GRAND CRU

    Item #: i_351547
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    $3,000.00
  11. JACQUES FREDERIC MUGNIER 2010 CHAMBOLLE MUSIGNY 1ER CRU LES AMOUREUSES

    Item #: i_351546
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 94-96
    WINE ADVOCATE 94 - 96 POINTS - "The 2010 Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses wafts from the glass with the most sensual aromatics one could possibly imagine. A weightless, airy wine, the Amoureuses graces the palate with extraordinary elegance. Despite its finessed personality, there is plenty of underlying structure lurking in the background. The Amoureuses is breathtaking in its sheer beauty, but the best is yet to come. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2040."
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    $2,000.00
  12. JACQUES FREDERIC MUGNIER 2016 BONNES MARES

    Item #: i_351407
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    $899.99
  13. JACQUES FREDERIC MUGNIER 2017 BONNES MARES

    Item #: i_352974
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    $899.99
  14. JEAN GRIVOT 2017 RICHEBOURG GRAND CRU

    Item #: i_322662
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    $1,349.99
  15. 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
  16. ROUMIER 2009 BONNES MARES

    Item #: i_351524
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 98
    Wine Spectator: 98
    WINE ADVOCATE 98+ POINTS: "Roumier’s 2009 Bonnes-Mares is without question one of the wines of the vintage. Firm yet beautifully integrated tannins provide the backdrop for the highly nuanced, expressive aromas and flavors that emerge from the glass. All the elements are in the right place in this extraordinary, moving wine. At times the Bonnes-Mares comes across as very powerful, at other times it is quite sensual. In other words, it is pure magic in the glass. Burgundy fans will flock to the Musigny because of its rarity but there is a very real possibility that the Bonnes-Mares will outshine it over time. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2039."

    WINE SPECTATOR 98 POINTS: "Complex, fragrant aromas of sandalwood, jasmine and black cherry, with flavors to match, converge in this tightly grained, muscular red. Detailed and pure, showing balance and energy. The lingering finish promises the full potential, leading to a long sweet fruit and mineral aftertaste. Best from 2016 through 2036. *Collectibles* (BS) (6/2012)

    BURGHOUND 96 POINTS: " This is also remarkably fresh with very ripe but not over ripe aromas of cassis, spice, stone and raspberry liqueur. There is a palpable sense of energy running through the rich, powerful and brooding broad-shouldered flavors that benefit from a huge dollop of dry extract that pushes the very firm tannic spine to the background on the explosive and youthfully austere finish that possesses genuinely outstanding length. I very much like the balance here and this should age effortlessly for decades.
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    $2,000.00
  17. RUCHOTTES 16 ROUMIER

    Item #: i_345323
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    $699.99
  18. SYLVIAN CATHIARD 2005 ROMANEE ST VIVANT

    Item #: i_351498
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    $3,000.00
  19. SYLVIAN CATHIARD 2011 ROMANEE ST VIVANT

    Item #: i_351499
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    $1,499.99

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