These are savage, wild, powerful wines. Incredibly vivid and detailed layers of fruit and spice are wrapped around an intense core of iron, mineral and game which provides these wines with the structure to power through many decades.
The '75 shows loud and clear why Port is a timelessly classic, noble wine. It delivers such elegance and complex, floral delicacy. There's a beautiful texture to the wine with smoky, vaguely mineral, undertones. The fine-ness and persistence on the finish are really compelling.
For Weiser-Künstler fans, this represents one of the heights of their great collection, and a wine that stands out stylistically. This is a singular expression of Riesling and is not to be missed.
The 1er Cru Charmes is classic Chambolle - elegant, silken and aromatically gorgeous. Bertheau delivers an expression of Charmes that's unwaveringly pure, honest and precise.
I've been waiting for Pépière's 2010 Clos des Morines to arrive. Pepiere flat-out killed it in 2010.And the Clos des Morines is a stunning example of the minerality and clarity of Pépière's in this vintage.
Lafon's village level wines have always been hard to get your hands on, but in recent years this has gotten really ugly. The growing murmurs about the already high level of quality being ratcheted up in a big way has really fanned the fire. Top restaurants and the savviest...
They are of some of the most honest and pure examples of Syrah that I know of and the pricing is more than fair. To this, add the balance, clarity and overall quality of the 2010 vintage in the Northern Rhône and it adds up to a "don't miss" wine.
Selosse is revered for his singular winemaking. Apply this philosophy to single-vineyard wines, and the results are nothing short of magic. His lieux-dits take the ridiculous resonance, the breadth of complexity and the finesse that are Selosse's calling cards to the extreme....