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"Set to become a modern-day legend!"
2019 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Kabinett
The Crown Jewel of the Northern Rhône Revisited:
2017 Chave Hermitage
They produce some of the greatest expressions of Syrah in the world—no one coaxes more intensity, complexity, or refinement from the grape.
Purity In Chablis Revisited:
2017 Tribut Chablis 1er Cru Beauroy
Tribut's 2017s offer an incredible completeness. They have a presence and an intense salty, Chablisienne minerality coursing through them.
2018 Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches Rouge Magnums
Many times, I've witnessed Mouches go toe-to-toe with Grand Crus.
It probably doesn't come as a surprise that Mouches is a wine that I have a profound affection for.
2007 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
Magic in Meursault:
2018 Ballot-Millot Meursault
The 2018 cemented Ballot-Millot's status as a top Burgundy talent.
Red Burgundy 1996-2018:
Barthod, D'Angerville, Lafarge, Mugneret-Gibourg, Mugnier & More
Back Up The Truck - Piedmont Edition:
2016 Giordano Barbaresco Cavanna
The 2016 Piedmont wines are incredibly impressive. Since last fall, I've been tasting them extensively.
"Very focused and fresh".
2018 Roumier Morey-St-Denis 1er Cru Clos de la Bussière
John Gilman captures Bussière well when he writes, it's "deep complex and very long-lived... and is very deserving of a place in any conscientiously-stocked Burgundy collection."
Beaune Magic - Lowest Price:
2017 De Montille Beaune 1er Cru Les Grèves
At The Height Of His Powers:
2017 Lafon Meursault Clos de la Baronne
The 2017 Clos de la Baronne is stunning. It combines intensity with a precision and verve that's thrilling. The 2017 has a lovely silken texture that's expertly woven into a high-toned profile and a punchy minerality.
2016 Cédric Bouchard:
La Haute Lemblé, Les Ursules & La Bolorée
Boundary Breaker: 2018 Dujac Morey-St-Denis
One of the truly amazing things about Dujac is that the wines respect no boundaries.
2017 Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux
Unparalleled Piedmont Value:
2015 Roagna Langhe Rosso
When it comes to value in Piedmont, it's Roagna's Langhe Rosso that we reach for.
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow Revisited:
2017 Pierre Boisson Bourgogne Blanc
With that said, the 2017 is special. It has jaw-dropping purity, harmony, and concentration. Few white Burgundies deliver so much for the price point.
Foillard's 2017 Morgon Côte du Py
No one renders it with equal clarity, complexity, or textural beauty. Foillard's Côte du Py captures the wild cherry, mineral, and floral-tinged quality of the vineyard in an unparalleled way.
2019 Alzinger Höhereck Smaragd
Alzinger's wines flirt with flawless balance and a serene, whispering complexity. They hit a level of fine-ness that's unrivaled in Austria.
Extreme Purity Revisited:
2018 Colin-Morey St. Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly Nicholas et Mathis
It wouldn't be out of line to say that Pierre-Yves Colin's work in St. Aubin has been crucial in establishing the domaine's cult status.