White | Bordeaux | France | Bordeaux | 375ml
"The Clos Haut Peyraguey has a tight, well-defined bouquet with subtle notes of honey, lime flower and brioche. The palate is medium-bodied with fine acidity and a tangible sense of tension, with touches of spice and lemongrass towards the finish. This is an intellectual Clos Haut Peyraguey that might surprise a few people after bottling." Wine Advocate (90-92 Points)
White | Barsac | France | Bordeaux | 375ml
"Denis Dubourdieu’s Barsac cru has an attractive bouquet with subtle notes of cooking apple, pear and lime-flower, all with very fine delineation. The palate displays good weight and a fine thread of acidity, lending tension and poise that leads to a taut finish, showing good botrytis levels for the vintage. With its trademark minerality in place, this Doisy-Daene comes highly recommended." Wine Advocate (92-94 Points)
White | Bordeaux | France | 375ml
Very juicy and bright with delicious clementine, white peach and straw notes backed by tangy quinine and honeysuckle hints. Very pure with a long racy finish.Wine Spectator 91 Points
White | Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle | France | Bordeaux | 375ml
White | Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle | France | Sauternes | 375ml
White | Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle | France | 375ml
James Suckling 95-96 Points: I love the botrytis spice character to this wine with dried apricots and tropical fruits. It's full bodied, medium sweet with a long intense finish. It's very layered. Wine of the vintage.
This has quite a bit of sulphur on the nose at first, but it clears with aeration. It remains tightly-coiled, with lemon, honey, apricot and limestone, demonstrating fine minerality. The palate has great tension on the entry, quite spicy and nutty in style, with a vibrant, zesty finish. This is an exuberant Sigalas-Rabaud with great potential.
The Chateau Suduiraut has a comparatively rich, botrytized bouquet with dried honey, pineapple and a touch of Seville orange marmalade, with exquisite definition and focus. The palate is well-balanced, with a viscous texture and a good level of botrytis, demonstrating fine minerality and tautness. Dried mango, quince and spice all interlace the focused finish, which is long in the mouth. Tasted against its peers, this has a higher level of intensity and focus. A superb follow-up to the sensational 2009.
Sauternes are rich, honeyed wines bursting with notes of vanilla, coconut, dried apricots and subtle spice tones. They are usually very sweet and rich with a soft quality to them that makes them appealing in their youth yet they can age and improve for decades.
Sparkling | Champagne | France | 375ml
"In the NV Brut Grand Cru Tradition readers will find a big, powerful wine bursting with character and personality. The intensity and pure depth of Ay come through in this deep, expressive Champagne. An intensely saline, mineral-infused finish adds the last touch of complexity. The NV Grand Cru Tradition is 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay bottled with 6 grams of dosage. This release is based on the 2008 vintage, with the addition of 30% reserve wines from 2007 and 2006." Wine Advocate (91 Points)
Dessert | Dessert | United States | California | 375ml
White | Chardonnay | United States | California | 375ml
Rich yellow color and becoming more golden with age. Inviting fruit aromas of honeydew, yellow peach and fig are supported by vanilla and caramel. Creamy vanilla integrates with honeysuckle, pineapple and apricot for a fabulous richness on the palate. A luscious mouthfeel leads to a generous and creamy finish. Pleasantly voluptuous from a cooler vintage.Our favorite Joy of Cooking® pairing for this wine includes salmon fettuccine with peas, burrata cheese with arugula salad, roasted turkey, and fried green tomatoes.
Red | Chardonnay | United States | California | 375ml
The 2006 Mr. K. The Nobleman Chardonnay (200 grams of residual sugar per liter) reveals phenomenal fresh, lively acidity as well as wonderful honeyed peach, marmalade, tropical fruit, and creme brulee characteristics. It is a Trockenbeerenauslese-styled wine that is a fitting tribute to the effusive and much revered Alois Kracher.
White | Tokaji Aszu | Hungary | 375ml