White | Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle | France | Bordeaux | 375ml
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.
Red | Pinot Noir | France | Burgundy | 750ml
Hubert Chauvenet is crafting classic wines with fine delicacy of fruit and rich complexity. Always supple, opulent, seductive, and fruit-driven, the offerings from Chauvenet-Chopin are friendly, smile-inducing wines.
Red | Burgundy | France | 750ml
White | Chablis | France | Burgundy | 750ml
A ripe and intensely floral nose also features notes of smoke, sea breeze, mineral reduction and white peach that introduce rich, full and vibrant medium weight flavors that possess plenty of volume on the tangy and racy finish that has tightened up considerably since I last saw this from cask. A very solid performance for such young vines.Burghound 92 Points
Red | Cabernet Sauvignon | United States | California | 750ml
Red | Proprietary Blend | Argentina | Mendoza | 750ml
The 2009 Clos de Los Siete is a nearly identical blend with the same elevage. Ripe, succulent, and impressively balanced, this outstanding value will also drink well for another 5-6 years. Wine Advocate 90 Points
White | Sauvignon Blanc | United States | California | 750ml
Red | Merlot | United States | Washington | 750ml
The H3 Merlot opens with aromas of raspberries, black pepper and earthy tones which lead to flavors of chocolate covered cherries and plum preserves on the silky smooth palate. The flavors and aromas culminate in an intense – yet elegant – finish.
Red | Bordeaux | France | Bordeaux | 750ml
The finest Goulee to date, the wine has an opaque purple color, a glorious nose of creme de cassis, blackberries, forest floor, and some subtle charcoal, and fabulous fruit on the attack, mid-palate and finish. The wine is opulent, even viscous, with unreal concentration and a full-bodied purity and texture. This wine simply over-delivers at every stage of the tasting experience. It is definitely a candidate to buy by the caseful and drink over the next decade or more. This is a major sleeper of the vintage. Created by Cos d’Estournel’s winemaker Jean-Guillaume Prats and proprietor Michel Reybier, this wine represents 90,000 bottles of absolutely remarkable claret made from a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot that has been lavished with the same attention and care that Cos d’Estournel receives.Robert Parker 92 Points
The brilliant 2009 Les Pagodes de Cos actually has more Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend than the grand vin (69% versus 65%) in addition to mostly Merlot and a small quantity of Petit Verdot. As powerful as the Cos in terms of alcoholic clout (14.5%), the full-bodied, round, generous Les Pagodes de Cos exhibits lots of creme de cassis and floral notes intermixed with hints of wood/barrique and spice. Juicy, succulent and remarkably fresh and well-delineated, it merits considerable attention from consumers. It should drink well for 15-20 years. Oddly enough, the second wine is superior to many vintages of Cos in the 1960s 1970s and 1980s! Robert Parker 94 Points
Port | Portugal | Port | 750ml
Red | Tempranillo | Spain | Rioja | 750ml
The 2009 Crianza in a blend of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Garnacha and Mazuelo aged for 12 months in used barrels plus six months in bottle. It has a ripe bouquet of fresh strawberry and red cherries that is competently enmeshed with the oak. The palate is fresh and lively with taut tannins. There are notes of dark cherry, licorice and a touch of mocha with a finely-tuned, delineated finish. There is a pleasing brightness to this Crianza that is approachable now and should age with style.
Red | Rhone Blend | France | Rhone | 750ml
This solid red delivers dark plum, black currant and fig notes, supported by iron, charcoal and tobacco. A nice stony edge lingers on the finish. Drink now. 200 cases imported.
Red | Crozes-Hermitage | France | Rhone Valley | 750ml
The wine has a deep garnet red color. It is fruity on the nose with strong aromas of cassis, plums and a touch of violets. The tannic structure is ample and well rounded, which assures good aging potential. It is recommended with game, grilled and rich foods.
Red | Malbec | France | Cahors | 750ml
"Dense colour, fine nose, good precision, fine red and black fruits quality on the palate, good intensity of fruit flavours, richly concentrated, incisive blade of fresh acidity and quite chunky tannins but overall very well-made and intense." Decanter 92 Points
Accessories | Malbec | 750ml
Demain, French for “tomorrow”. Deux mains, French for “two hands”. Fourth generation vigneron, Arnaldo Dimani’s hands cradle the noble French Malbec grapes, whose birthplace is Cahors, Southwest France. Blending talents of husband and wife vigneron-winemaking team, Arnaldo & Monique, and their son Lucien, the Dimani Family takes tender care of their vineyards today to handcraft elegant and exceptional wines for Tomorrow.
Le Domaine is created from old vine Malbec planted between 1956 and 2000. After a long maceration and a 12 months ageing in tanks, this unoaked wine incarnates the pure expression of Malbec. A deep ruby color reveals an intense structure and charms the palate with hints of violets, dark berry fruits, and expressive tannins.
"Dense colour, fine nose, lovely rich and concentrated dark berry fruits flavours, excellent freshness and texture; very good intense and concentrated blackberry fruits flavours tinged with spice and supported by good subtle oak and fine damson fresh acidity. Excellent balance, great concentration and length of flavor and real tannic finesse. Impressive red." Decanter 92+ Points
White | Chardonnay | United States | California | 750ml
White | Chardonnay | France | Burgundy | 750ml
This vineyard is 7 acres with 20 year old vines. The wine is light yellow in color with a faint golden hue. It has a gorgeous perfume with floral and citrus nuances and is finesseful and balanced with floral and citrus notes and a lovely crisp finish.
A less forthcoming but similar nose that is trimmed in discreet oak treatment marries into richer yet more detailed middle weight flavors that are admirably fresh and pure before culminating in a palate staining, balanced and driving finish of striking length, excellent purity and moderate austerity. This is a big and robust Valmur that should make for a really lovely wine in a few years.?300 cases imported. Burghound 93 Points
A notably floral-infused nose of red berry fruit also reflects a discreet note of new wood that complements the rich, dense, serious and palate staining medium-bodied flavors that possess fine complexity on the balanced and quite firm finish. This should be excellent in time.Burghound 90-92 Points
Full red with ruby tones. Incredible high-pitched nose combines raspberry, pepper, rose petal, red licorice, crushed stone, flowers, menthol and eucalyptus. The palate offers extraordinary sweetness but the wine's minerally lift and intense sappiness gives it a weightless impression. Shows the noble side of Corton grand cru, not to mention uncanny intensity; Faiveley made 42 hectoliters per hectare in 2009, but the wine tastes like half that. Finishes with incredible length and verve; offhand, I can't think of a longer 2009. Should be a cellar treasure.Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar 97+ Points
The blockbuster 2009 Cotes du Rhone-Villages Centenaire tastes more like a Chateauneuf du Pape than a Cotes du Rhone. Dominated by Grenache with a small amount of Syrah included in the blend, the wine possesses great intensity, a terrific texture, full-bodied power, and wonderful purity and Provencal typicity. This sensational effort is filled with red and black fruit, roasted herb, barbecue smoke, meat juice and bouquet garni characteristics. Enjoy it over the next 7-8 years or longer.