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Is there a house style? Yes. All wines must have rich, clean fruit flavors. But they must have enough mineral backbone to balance the richness. Almost all are delicious on release, but they must also improve with age.
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Region: Italy > Tuscany
Grape type: Sangiovese
The dollar has surged nearly 25% against the euro since the release of the 2009 Brunelli. Yet nearly every importer in opted to ignore the foreign-exchange gains. Most 2010 price tags are incomprehensibly HIGHER than 2009!
We cried foul. In most instances, our entreaties fell on deaf ears. But in the case of Carlo Vittori's sensational 2010 Molino di Sant'Antimo — one of The Wine Advocate's highest-rated sleepers of the vintage — an importer finally saw things as we did!
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Region: France > Bordeaux > Saint Estephe
Grape type: Bordeaux Blend
Reviewed three times by The Wine Advocate since April 2005, Parker called the 2003 Cos d'Estournel "potentially the finest Cos d'Estournel I have ever tasted," "a candidate for 'wine of the vintage' … with extraordinary richness, full body, and remarkable freshness, elegance, and persistence."
The ratings? 97-99, 98, and 97 points.
120 bottles. All personally inspected before purchase. Each drawn directly from the cellar where it was bottled in 2005. $350/bottle elsewhere. $270 today on WineAccess. Shipping included on 2. read more »
Region: California > Napa
Grape type: Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2013 Carl Roy Cabernet Sauvignon East Side Cuvée is saturated purple to the edge. Deep, dark, highly focused aromas of blackberry, mountain blueberry, violets, and graphite. Terrifically concentrated, dense and compact on the attack, with a tightly wound, laser-like core of crushed black- and red-fruit preserves, finishing with sturdy, dusty-tannin backbone. Drink now (if you must) or lay down for 10-15 years in a cool cellar.
$60 on release from the winery. $25/bottle today on WineAccess. No misprint. 600 bottles are up for grabs. read more »
Region: France > Champagne
Grape type: Chardonnay
Pale green-gold. Tiny bubbles of excellent persistence. Aromas of nuts, ripe apple, and citrus, infused with white flowers, tangerine, and lemon zest. Rich and tightly wound on the mid-palate, slowly peeling away fine layers of apple/honey minerality. In many ways, far more akin to a gently effervescent Premier Cru Meursault than big-house Champagnes, finishing with breathtaking Grand Cru crispness and backbone.
93 points from Wine Spectator. Nearly $40 per glass at Four Seasons, Le Bristol, and Royal Monceau. Just a few dollars more per BOTTLE today on WineAccess. Shipping included on 4. read more »
Region: France > Bordeaux > Sauternes and Barsac
2009 was one of the greatest vintages in Sauternes history, not simply for the honeyed richness of the top wines, but also for their refreshing acidity. D'Yquem garnered its third 100-point review from Parker since 1945. At Suduiraut, M. Montégut came in just a hair behind at 98!
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Region: Italy > Piedmont
Grape type: other white varietal
Piedmontese cuisine, there's only one way to begin: a bottle of the magically aromatic Arneis that defines its appellation.
There are a handful of superb European white wine “untouchables.” Most are French. There's Huet in Vouvray. Jean-Michel Deiss in Alsace. Vincent Dauvissat in Chablis. Jean-Francois Germain in Meursault. In Italy, the list far shorter. Niedrist in Alto Adige. Perhaps Kuenhof. But in Piedmont, there’s just one member of Elliot Ness’s team. His name is Domenico Almondo, the maker of one of the most sought-after bargain whites in Europe, drawn off a single, high-elevation planting called Bricco delle Ciliegie. read more »
Region: Spain > Rias Baixas
Grape type: Albarino
Tasted out of Aldo Sohm's preferred Zalto Universal stemware, the 2014 Benito Santos Albariño Igrexario de Saiar Rías Baixas is brilliant pale-gold in color. Pungent aromas of white peach, melon, tangerine, and orange zest. Tightly wound, mineral, and juicy on the attack, filled with a mouthwatering mix of ripe citrus, stony apple, and pear, finishing with excellent length and saline persistence. Drink now-2018.
Just 250 cases made it stateside, most earmarked for Aldo Sohm at Le Bernardin. $25 on release. Just $17.99 today on WineAccess. 600 bottles are up for grabs. read more »
Region: California > Sonoma > Alexander Valley
Grape type: Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2012 Meadowcroft Cabernet Sauvignon is dark, opaque purple, infused with voluptuous aromas of blackcurrant, mountain blueberry, graphite, and charcoal. Rich, dense, and compact on the attack, packed with crushed-black-fruit preserves, splashed with crème de cassis, still finishing with excellent backbone and sturdiness, buttressing the extraordinary concentration of the monumental 2012 vintage. Drink now-2022.
$38 on release. A HAIR OVER HALF PRICE today — ONLY on WineAccess. Shipping included on 4. read more »
Grape type: Malbec
In the case of the critically acclaimed 2013 Fabre Montmayou Malbec Reserva — at 92 points, equaling what we believe to be the highest score ever afforded to an under-$14 Malbec — Hervé Fabre initially agreed to the terms of REDUX. But last week, the former Argentinian Winemaker of the Year backtracked.
Given the followup review by former Wine Spectator Bureau Chief James Suckling, you could hardly blame M. Fabre. read more »