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From the elevated line of Chassagne 1er Cru's pushing towards Grand Cru status, including La Romanée and Les Caillerets The 2019 Chassagne-Montrachet Les Grands Ruchottes 1er Cru, limited to a single 350-litre barrel this year, has a very malic bouquet: Granny Smith apples mixed with pear and kiwi, wonderful definition and as the Morgeots, quite Puligny-like. The palate is superb with impressive concentration and salinity, very focused with a judicious touch of stem ginger enhancing the persist

Pieropan Soave Classico 2022

White Blend | Veneto, Italy

Excellent classico with great mid-palate weight, full yet fresh. Fine acid, pear and fresh marmalade / mandarin at play. Pith, a beautiful silvery line of bitterness. Love the salty twist! A thirst-quency delight! The organic Pieropan 2022 Soave Classico (in a screw-cap bottle) is beautifully fresh and balanced with citrus, white peach and crushed stone. The aromatic assembly is simple, but that's exactly what attracts you to a wine like this (made with 85% Garganega and 15% Trebbiano
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Dhillon by Bindi Glenhope Riesling 2023

Riesling | Victoria, Australia

This new project from the granite soils in the northern end of the Macedon Ranges at 460m above sea level is an exciting addition to our activities. The vineyard was established in 1995 and the fruit has ostensibly been “lost” interstate until new Victorian owners took over in spring 2021. The new regime has quickly invested in the infrastructure and fine-tuned activities and several top producers are sourcing fruit from this excellent site. The Riesling was harvested in mid April and wild y
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Benevelli Piero Langhe Nebbiolo 2022

Nebbiolo | Piedmont, Barolo

The Perfect intro to Nebbiolo from Italy! It's got all the complexity & style of good Neb. The Neb-Heads GO MENTAL! Varieties like Nebbiolo and Pinot can take a bit to get your head around. Sometimes you just need the right wine to kick you off. This does the job nicely. From one of the greatest Nebbiolo growing regions in the world Monforte! Year in year out this is has been the best value Neb in our portfolio. Always a great perfume a little spice, a wicked core cherry of fruit. Depth and l
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Gini Soave Classico 2022

Garganega | Veneto, Italy

Fresh crisp, lovely core of fruit. Line of acid with strong textural intrigue. Very fine line of silvery bitterness, excellent development in the context of the style. Spice baking at play with good drive to finish. Fun wine. Great expression. A Soave of importance at this level. "The 2021 Soave Classico is remarkably pretty with yellow flowers, wet stone and freshly sliced pear. This is mineral and focused upon entry, with perfume orchard fruits and a saly flourish that returns toward th
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Nascetta - Italy's answer to Gewurztraminer. Fragrant, spicy and fresh. This is a fun, youthful wine that is drinking well now but could possibly benefit from a little more time to develop, allowing the fruit and underlying structure to better harmonise. Wonderful aromas come swinging out of the glass, with pops of pity citrus, yellow stone fruits, white blossoms and a line of saline minerality. The palate marries ripe, juicy fruit with a savoury lines of lees and spicy white pepper; gentle p
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It's the texture and flow that separate Shaun's Dapple wines from others! Excellent density, line and length with chalky, mineral ,saline acid and succulent fruit. Serious mid-palate depth. Calm and patient winemaking showing. After 4 hours in the glass only a month after bottling, it starts to reveal itself. White flowers and that trademark lick of reduction wrap a core of fruit that shows depth only achieved with vine age. Let alone a 30% crop reduction.  Excellent flow.
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It's the texture and flow that separate Shaun's Dapple wines from others! A case of celebrating the difference with a step up in the level of chalkiness and a little extra phenolic grip. A very subtly placed layer of oak. A little baking spice. Almost a nuance of spearmint. The lees time building body. Very tightly coiled just post bottling this has much, much more to give as it recovers from the shock of bottling, resolves and builds generosity.
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Pentecostés Varietales 2022

White Blend | Spain, Condado do Tea

Great drinking to be had here! Complexed by savoury and earthy layers with a little baking spice & hint of soft green herb. Textural with fine phenolics adding a caressing flow countered by a chalky play. Loads of fun. Laced with an elegant background funk over a delicate, transparent fruit core of depth & length. Thirst quenching, super fine acid. The slightly warmer climate of Condado do Tea allows plantings of varieties other than Albariño to thrive. Varietales is a b
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Base 2019, this is fun! Lovely set of flavours with an entrancing perfume. Crisp with cut. 3 years on lees disgorged November 2022 with a 2g/l. 12 months on it’s in a great place. Layered, with a finely textured mousse. Time in bottle and glass sees it resolved and out to play. Excellent mid-palate weight. Full of interest and intrigue with all of the development and textural refinement you would expect from a decent bottle of champagne at half the price! 60% Auxerrois, 20% Pinot Blanc an
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Yet another successful 'Costa Bassa' from Fay! Thoughts read pretty much the same as for the delicious 2019. Loads of pleasure here, the harmony, and, the inviting, drink me, nature of the wine is just the beginning. It really has everything in all the right places. Excellent. Got that whole alpine thing going on. Excellent weight and shape to it. Playful dusty chalky slightly chewy tannins with fine boned acid. Sour cherry with licorice a hint of smoke, resinous. A thirst quencher with epic
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Colli di Lapio Fiano di Avellino 2022

Fiano | Italy, Campania

A stunning example of what Fiano is capable of. Vibrant and complete, brimming with orchard and stone fruits that complement Fiano’s hallmark notes of smoke and dried herbs. The drive and energy through the palate is superb, yielding a wine that is both a pleasure to consider and to drink. Pale lemon in colour, tears rim the glass signalling Fiano’s characteristic oily viscosity. The nose presents a dazzling aromatic display with a backdrop of white blossom, citrus, orchard and stone fr
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Pieropan Soave ‘Calvarino’ 2021

White Blend | Veneto, Italy

The name 'Calvarino' translates to 'small ordeal'. Andrea Pieropan told us it was named after the hill Jesus was crucified on reflecting how difficult the soil is to work and the tortuous path which winds from top to bottom. The 2021 is the 50th Anniversary release & it is an excellent Calvarino. Vibrant and energetic with a perfume of white flowers and an excellent core of fruit. Thirst quenching. Well developed, no puppy fat here. Long and fine with a savoury twist. Chalky with a fine l
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Zárate Albariño 2022

Albariño | Val do Salnés, Galicia

Initially restrained on the nose it slowly builds through complexing earthiness & the fruit shines, with subtle generosity layered in from time on fine lees. Fresh, electric energy with the flavour to back it! Sherbety saline acid, super ripe lemon, super zippy, crunchy & juicy, with a phenolic crunch and play. Incredible transparency and delicacy. It carries a wee bit of spritz that adds to the already refreshing nature of this delicious beverage and will ensure it's longevity.
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Craiglee Shiraz 2019

Shiraz/Syrah | Victoria, Australia

A delicate lick of oak with a hint of mocha is quickly usurped by fresh red and darker fruits, a little liquorice, and a background layer of plum pudding with spices and candied citrus rind. A savoury cured meat / light reduction adding complexity. Superfine, flowing, and soft texture with excellent mid-palate weight and length. Blossoming in the glass. Another classic from Pat!  If Pat Carmody can’t make great shiraz, then we should all shut up shop. He’s only been doing so at C
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Pieropan Soave ‘La Rocca’ 2021

White Blend | Veneto, Italy

Full richer style with excellent freshness and acid balance. Superb development. Very different expression to Calvarino. Vinified in Tonneaux and Botte. Beautifully balanced, with flow. Wonderful perfume floral almonds marzipan excellent development and freshness. Ripe lemon the variety you could eat fresh mixed with tropical fruits. Delicious. fine superb shape and again chalky feel. As always incorporating 10-20% botrytis adding complexity and a little spice.  A superb La Rocca!
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Praeter Langhe Nebbiolo 2020

Nebbiolo | Piedmont, Barolo

Barolo Cru Druca Fruit from the Vineyards of Luigi Oddero! Historically from the La Morra Specola Cru from 2020 the fruit is sourced from the Druca Cru in Barolo. Declassified Barolo! Not for quality, but, for the shorter ageing timeframe. BOOM! The rest of the fruit from this Cru goes into the Langhe Nebbiolo. Specola is now bottled as a Cru Barolo with some of the fruit going into the Classico. The shift in Cru was based on a desire to find fruit with softer tannin to handle 100% wholebunc
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Dhillon by Bindi Col Mountain Shiraz 2017

Shiraz/Syrah | Victoria, Australia

This wine, to state the obvious, has been quite a while coming! In 2014 we began making experimental ferments using four clones from this exciting vineyard and decided to mature the blended bottled wines until we felt they were settled and singing. The 2017 Col Mountain is based on the smooth and aromatic Shiraz clones PT23 and 1654 with a little of the robust and rich Yalumba and R6WV28. The Col Mountain wines, from deep red soil with a significant amount of shattered rock, are earthier and
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Figli Luigi Oddero Langhe Nebbiolo 2020

Nebbiolo | Piedmont, Barolo

Serious Langhe playing at Barolo level. Poured blind I'd more than likely say it was at Barolo level. Excellent acid wonderful core of fruit, flowing with excellent shape. A vibrancy and energy with fruit weight toward La Morra sources. Outstanding aroma and flavour profile. Layered and complex earthy and truffled. Open and approachable. A serious wine & a wonderful expression of Nebbiolo. The textural elements in the Oddero wines just keep getting better and better year after year.
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From 45+-year-old vines on yellow colored sandstone soils, the 2021 Bürgergarten Riesling VDP. Erste Lage reveals dense and fully ripe fruit with clear, refreshingly mineral, lemon and herbal notes. It is pretty stony on the nose and even with iodine notes. Full-bodied, lush and crystalline on the palate, this is an elegant and balanced dry Riesling with fine mineral grip and acidity. The finish is long, intense and powerful yet also fine and elegant and provided with stimulating salinity and f
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Domaine Bachelet-Monnot Bourgogne Blanc Côte d’Or 2021

Chardonnay | Puligny-Montrachet, Burgundy

The 2019 was the best Bourgogne Blanc that came across our tasting table from the vintage. Yet to try the 2020. Looking forward to it tantalising our tastebuds. One of the best value white Burgundies in our portfolio. “The vines are situated below Puligny for the most part. Pale lemon colour. A bit of bacon fat lends a phenolic aspect. Tighter and plenty of weight. Very good length.”  Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy 86-88 Points
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I've been watching Kientzler over the last decade now and have seen them consistently produce excellent wines from the Lieu Dit Muhlforst and the Grand Cru vineyards of Osterberg, Geisberg and Schoenenbourg. The 2021 Osterberg is beautiful, refined, long, layered & complex with exceptional acid and that Kientzler house funk. A long. linear line of super fine matches, citrus, musk, jasmine & spice. This is very very good. Exceptional development looks like oak élévage, yet it is rais
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Very good. Complete, long & fine. A deceptive mid-weight with a much finer more complete finish than its predecessors in the lineup. Underlying savoury layer with delicious slightly green white stone fruit. A little soft green herb.  Excellent texture, mineral, pure & fine. Patience will be rewarded in spades. The first mention of the Altenburg in Wachenheim dates back to the High Middle Age, and this is definitely not the last one. The coolest site of the domaine that holds 1.22
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Domaine Bernard Moreau Bourgogne Chardonnay 2021

Chardonnay | France, Burgundy

This is a delicious drink straight off the bat! 100% Chassagne fruit. This is a delicious drink straight off the bat. Approachable young and good to go over the next few years. A level of generosity and immediate appeal while showing the freshness and hinting at the complexity and precision that comes as you move through Alex's range. The 2019 Bourgogne Chardonnay bursts with aromas of citrus oil, peaches and white flowers. Medium-bodied, perfumed and charming, it derives from parcels in the
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Superb harmony and clarity, a charming transparency, graceful, pure and flowing, perfectly weighted with long even length and depth. White flowers, earthy, savoury, lanolin & shroom funk, a little spice spice. Fine luscious mouthfeel with incredible restraint, sophisticated yet powerful. Underlying ripe, fresh citrus of energy. Such grace with a sensual texture. Beautifully developed yet full of energy. Blossoming in the glass. This wine speaks to me!
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Bindi Original Vineyard Pinot Noir 2022

Pinot Noir | Victoria, Australia

So silky and fine. The 2022 Original Vineyard spent 15 months in French barrels (one third new) and was bottled in mid July. This wine comes from our 1988 planting. The 2022 is super pure in red cherry, raspberry and ripe strawberry aromas. It is typically floral and gently spicy, a little savoury and very seductive. The palate is fresh, creamy, savoury, has fine tannins driving the supple and smooth fruit and flows beautifully long. It is very delicious. Michael D Limit 1
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“Almost black in the centre. Black cherry, very powerful indeed with some firm tannins and still very good acidity. Sterner and weightier, not for the ethereal minded. The wine had not yet been adjusted for sulphur and a second sample was fresher, though along similar lines.” Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy 89-92 Points “The 2020 Maranges La Fussière 1er Cru which contains slightly less whole bunch than the Village, has a more austere, well-defined, stony bouquet featuring dark berry
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I've been watching Kientzler over the last decade now and have seen them consistently produce excellent wines from the Lieu Dit Muhlforst and the Grand Cru vineyards of Osterberg, Geisberg and Schoenenbourg. Sherbety, superfine, exceptional intensity, long fine harmonious & seamless. Draws you in. Incredibly long & lingering, citrus, fine green apple. Shape & flow is insane. Love this. Earthy and savoury with a little shroomy funk coming through very, very good. Given the typic
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In the context of fine wine today, this presents incredible value! After tasting the Erste Lager, I can't wait to see what the GG has to offer! Catoir's Haardter Riesling 2021 Bürgergarten "Im Breumel" GG VDP. Grosse Lage opens with a deep, clear and aromatic yet also elegant, pure, refined and complex bouquet of ripe and juicy fruits intermingled with iodine and even some flinty notes. Juicy, round and savory on the palate, with animating saline and grippy minerality, this is a dense, t
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The reds of Chassagne a little secret that's slowly making its way out of the bag. I had one of Alex's red the 1978 monopole Morgeot 'La Cardeuse' in September 2020. In a word stunning. Ask Alex and he'll tell you the soil profile is very similar to Chambolle in that neck of the woods. A ripe, fresh and relatively deeply pitched nose reveals notes of pepper and earth inflected dark berries and plum. The nicely rich and vibrant medium-bodied flavors possess a supple and round mid-palate while
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Figli Luigi Oddero Barolo 2013

Nebbiolo | Serralunga d'Alba, Barolo

Luigi Oddero's 2013 Vigna Rionda is amongst the best Barolos I've devoured playing right at the Burgundian end of the Barolo spectrum. Having drunk 2004, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 Barolos and Nebbiolos from the estate there's a consistency and excellence through the wines and the years. Maker! Maker! Maker! Dante Scaglione, still consulting to Bruno Giacosa, was in charge of making in 2013, joined shortly after by Francesco Versio. Both have incredible touch and the abi
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Zárate Albariño ‘El Palomar’ 2021

Albariño | Val do Salnés, Galicia

170 year old pre-phylloxera vines. Skin contact and oxidative handling are beautifully balanced. Savoury and earthy with that Albariño fresh green herb hit. Fascinating to watch it freshen in the glass, bruised apple falls away & the fruit shines. A fine phenolic grip & spice from the skin contact add intrigue. Opens beautifully on both nose and palate over several hours, intensity builds & it flows gracefully. Keeps getting fresher, and fresher. A clear sign of quality f
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Zárate Albariño ‘Balado’ 2021

Albariño | Val do Salnés, Galicia

Moving up to the top end of Zárate’s Albariño The Balado shows a build in depth, richness and complexity. A clever élévage shows a nice little bit of oxidative development that has been tamed to be super fresh. The textural elements ramp up to match the depth and a perceived lower acidity (still loads there). Crisp, flowing, chalky, saline minerality. White flowers on insane lemons, a little hazelnut & very subtle mapple hit with discrete soft green herbs. Perfect for t
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A Masterpiece!

Figli Luigi Oddero Barolo 2019

Nebbiolo | Serralunga d'Alba, Barolo

A blend of fruit from 30% the plush La Morra Rive, 30% the flowing tannins of Castiglione Falletto’s Scarrone, & 40% structural acid-driven Serralunga vineayrds of Baudana & Broglio. Wonderfully fine tannins and core of fruit. A beautiful core of fruit, long fine excellent transparency. Delicate and beautiful. Earthy, truffled, an underlayer of perfume. Tasting the 2020 Langhes, 2019 Barbaresco Rombone, 2019 Barolo and the singular 2019 Rocche Rivera there is a thread of sophistica
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Here we go! Complete, harmonious, fine, long & even with midpalate depth & layering. Funk in balance with excellent zippy acid. Excellent shape and flow, citrus, green white stone fruit. Funktified. Mineral acid feel. This is very, very good! From up to 44-year-old vines in the estate's 7.55-hectare monopole, the 2021 Gaisböhl G.C. opens with a pure, fresh, intense, slightly reductive, lemon-scented nose of ripe fruit aromas and flinty notes. Saline, fresh and tensioned on the pala
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Pieropan Soave C5 ‘Vini dell Anima’

White Blend | Veneto, Italy

A remarkable wine 15 years in the making! Calvarino 5 is the first wine of the "Vini dell'Anima" collection. Born from a project by Leonildo Pieropan and his sons Dario and Andrea, it is a blend of five Calvarino vintages (2008-2009-2010-2011-2012) aged for at least 10 years in large cement tanks on lees in the cellar. Ageing this way in Pieropan's cool cellars is slow and controlled. This is a fascinating wine highlighting the incredible results blending across vintages can deliver. Cool
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Where the Bourgogne is immediately approachable the village Chassagne Blanc needs a little more time. 1/3 from Les Masures next to Morgeot 2/3 Puligny side of Chassagne. Again this shows a wonderful progression through the quality standards in Burgundy. Jumping a rung in the ladder, the energy and precision is showing here. Whilst a full percentage lower in alcohol than the Bourgogne, it has greater depth and length. Current tightly wound, beautiful linear acid is supported nicely by a little te
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Disgorged June 2023. Complantée comes from a single parcel in Avize that Agrapart co-planted (complantée) with six varieties: Pinot Noir, Meunier, Chardonnay and the heirloom Champagne varieties of Arbane, Petit Meslier and Pinot Blanc. Chardonnay accounts for one-quarter of the blend, with the remainder split equally between the other five varieties. The vines are all in the Fosse vineyard, the same site that gives us the great Vénus cuvée (the name of the specific vineyard parcel w
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The energy is palpable! I've now had the please of devouring 2 bottles of this. Both divine. Reinhardt's description below is a solid effort. Dec 2023 The 2012 Le Jardin de la Grosse Pierre is sourced from an old field blend originally planted in 1923 and partly replanted in 1952 that still hosts an unknown number of ancient, partly undefined grape varieties. Disgorged October 2017. "The wine shows an intense yellow-golden color and displays an unusually fruity, beautiful and fasci
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Aromas of sweet berries, plums, peonies, orange rind and raw cocoa introduce the 2020 Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes (négoce), a medium to full-bodied, ample and perfumed wine built around lively acids and velvety tannins. This has turned out especially well. William Kelley, Parker's Wine Advocate 89-91 Points
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Pierre Péters Cuvée Spéciale ‘Les Chetillons’ 2016

Chardonnay | Les Mesnil sur Oger, Champagne

Simply put: This is some of the most beautiful Chardonnay in the world! "Les Chétillons is one of the top wines of the Côte des Blancs, coming from one of the most famous terroirs in Le Mesnil. Here, Pierre Péters owns three parcels of old vines, adding up to a total of more than 2.5 hectares. The youngest block was planted in the early 1970's and the oldest one in 1936...His Chétillons Cuvée Spéciale is an impressively chalky, vibrant and tensioned Blanc de Blancs that gains finesse and e
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A Singular Expression!
This is exceptional! Fruit from the famed 'Rocche Rivera' Lieu Dit. It sits within Scarone Cru adjacent to Rocche di Castiglione with which it was historically combined. This is stunning! Incredible layered fine long wonderfully harmonious, balanced fine flowing superb shape. Incredible complexity a gracious build in tannin. That perfume of faded flowers. Incredibly approachable, yet clearly with many years ahead of it. A complete and special wine.  Matt Large calls Francesco Veriso a stu
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80 Months on Lees

Egly-Ouriet Grand Cru V.P. Base 2015 NV

Blend | Verzenay, Ambonnay

V.P. = Viellissement Prolongé = Prolonged ageing on lees! The V.P. stands for Vieillissement Prolongé (prolonged ageing), as the wine spends so long on lees, in this case 84 months. A blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay, the fruit comes from Ambonnay, Bouzy and Verzenay--all great Grand Cru terroirs. Vinification and élevage is in oak casks, with the dosage being a tiny 2g/l, so seriously Extra Brut. The power of the fruit, plus the extended lees ageing grants such harmony, so much
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The more elegant fo the 2 M's Maltroie vs Morgeot Firm reduction dominates the nose at present. Otherwise there is fine verve and freshness to the dense, powerful and sappy medium-bodied flavors that also possess a lovely texture before terminating in a rich yet reasonably precise finale that is sufficiently structured to reward 6 to 10 years of keeping. Burghound
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Weingut Nikolaihof Riesling Vinothek 2002

Riesling | Wachau, Austria

From the Im Weingebirge single vineyard, the 2002 Riesling Vinothek has been aged slightly filtered and sulfured for 16 years in a 6,000-liter oak cask. Bottled in July 2018, the brilliantly white-golden colored wine is fascinatingly clear and bright on the elegant and aromatic nose. Highly elegant and beautifully balanced on the palate, with some bitterness in the finish, this is a concentrated Riesling whose fine acidity is completely integrated. The finish is tight, intense, very complex and
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Domaine Hubert Lignier Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Vielles Vignes 2019

Pinot Noir | Morey-Saint-Denis, Burgundy

The 2019 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Vieilles Vignes is shaping up beautifully, mingling aromas of dark berry fruit, orange rind, espresso roast, forest floor and warm spices in an incipiently complex bouquet. Medium to full-bodied, layered and concentrated, it's deep and complete, its serious long-haul structure largely concealed by a lively core of fruit. As usual, this "baby Clos de la Roche" derives from a parcel planted in the 1930s and 1940s that straddles the climats Faconnières and Chenev
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A special & incredibly rare white from the Côtes du Nuits! Personlity+++ The nuances of Burgundy's appellation system once again come into play when Ponsot secured a ruling allowing them to produce a 1er Cru white from the 1er Cru Monts Luisants vineyard from what was lambasted as a secondary grape variety by the AOC. This is unlike any other Aligoté I've tried. Where Aligoté is typical the favoured mixer with cassis to make the traditional Kir apperitif, Ponsot's ageworthy version demands
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Domaine Bernard Moreau Grand Cru ‘Corton-Charlemagne’ 2020

Chardonnay | Côte du Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet

An ultra-fresh nose features notes of green apple, citrus rind and discreet hints of mineral reduction and just sliced fennel. The rich, concentrated and stony big-bodied flavors are also muscular and powerful on the compact, tightly wound and youthfully austere finale. This too possesses excellent development potential that should enable it to amply repay 12 to 15 years of aging. Burghound

Maison Ponsot Grand Cru Corton-Charlemagne 2020

Chardonnay | Côte du Beaune, Aloxe-Corton

First produced in 2009, Ponsot’s Corton-Charlemagne is drawn from two parcels, both in Aloxe: one on the Pernand border in Le Charlemagne and the second in Les Languettes. As you can see from the notes below, this is a deep, fleshy yet energetic and vibrant Charlemagne. A great success! “Split equally between fruit from Les Languettes and Le Charlemagne on the Aloxe side, this was a slow fermenter. It didn't finish its alcoholic fermentation until July 2021! As they say, good things c
This is Ponsot’s first among equals.

Domaine Ponsot Clos de la Roche Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes 2020

Pinot Noir | Morey-Saint-Denis, Burgundy

If I were to name the best Burgundy I’d drunk, Clos de la Roche from Domaine Ponsot would be near the top of the list. A mentholated top note is present on the wonderfully broad-ranging nose of notably ripe cassis, black raspberry, violet, crushed fennel and all but invisible oak hints. There is superb concentration to the big-bodied and intense flavors that coat the palate with dry extract that does a fine job of buffering the exceptionally firm tannins shaping the brilliantly persistent a
This is Ponsot’s first among equals.
If I were to name the best Burgundy I’d drunk, Clos de la Roche from Domaine Ponsot would be near the top of the list. A mentholated top note is present on the wonderfully broad-ranging nose of notably ripe cassis, black raspberry, violet, crushed fennel and all but invisible oak hints. There is superb concentration to the big-bodied and intense flavors that coat the palate with dry extract that does a fine job of buffering the exceptionally firm tannins shaping the brilliantly persistent a