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"This is one of the finest modern day vintages"
2010 Marqués de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial

"Fine length" - Seriously Over-Achieving:
2019 Bernard Moreau Chassagne-Montrachet

Moreau's Chassagne is explosive, rigorously sculpted, and above all, pure. I'm always taken by its pristine high-toned gracefulness.

Cult Chablis:
2019 Tribut Chablis AC & 1er Cru Beauroy

Finding Tribut's 2019 has proved more difficult than past vintages. Clearly, word is out about how good the collection is in this vintage. 

Gem-Like Volnay:
2013 D'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Frémiets

The 2013 is pure and vibrant. It is tense, precise, and has pinpoint refinement. There's an ultra-elegant thread of minerality coursing through.

The 100th:
Equipo Navazos La Bota de Manzanilla Pasada #100

The people behind Equipos Navazos combine a deep love for sherry with an intricate knowledge of the region and the courage to bottle some of the most superlative examples seldom commercialized by the bodegas that house them. 

2020 Lauer Grosses Gewächs:
The talk of the vintage

In the vintage 2020, Florian Lauer unquestionably threaded the needle with amazing skill. The GGs strike an incredible harmony. They boast a combination of weightlessness and lithe paired with a stunning density and focus that is simply undeniable.

Red Burgundy 1993-2019:
Bachelet, D'Angerville, Dujac, Lafarge, Roumier & More

"Excellent"
2019 Génot-Boulanger Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières

Five years ago, this was a virtually unknown domaine. With the 2014 vintage, collectors took notice. More took notice of their brilliant 2017. Génot-Boulanger is now much more widely known.

"Like stepping back into Piedmont's past" Revisited
2017 Serafino Rivella Barbaresco Montestefano

Montestefano is famous above all else for how it marries elegance, detail, and intensity. It's a wine that soars with a tightly coiled class.

"Very fine and classic in style" - Lowest Price
2017 Simon Bize Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru Aux Fournaux

If you’re after red Burgundies with stony cores, finesse, and just the right amount of wildness, then this is an essential address to know.

Entering The Zone:
1996 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

I love how the 1996 combines firm tannins with richness and finesse. The wine offers gorgeous aromatics of herbs, spices, minerals, leather, and tobacco. There's a serious amount of depth and class on display. 

"Simply Stunning"
2016 Pian dell'Orino Brunello di Montalcino Vigneti del Versante

Rare Egon Müller Revisited:
2018 Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Kabinett Alte Reben Auction

Across the range, Müller's wines are simply extraordinary. Still, there's a quality to the Kabinetts that's special, especially so for the Auction bottling.

Go-To Piedmont Value:
2016 Roagna Langhe Rosso

Langhe Rosso is a humble designation (like Bourgogne Rouge), but Roagna's has no trouble going head-to-head with serious Barolos and Barbarescos.

Rhône Royalty:
2018 Chave Saint-Joseph

While the Hermitage is among the world's great wines, Chave's Saint-Joseph is where you find outrageous value. 

"A thrill to taste"
2017 Giacamo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia

No other producer that I've tasted reaches the level of gracefulness and precision that Conterno did in 2017.

"Excellent underlying tension"
2019 Roulot Meursault Villages

The 2019 combination of snap and punch is simply thrilling. The layers of stone fruits, spice, and minerals are crystal clear. Its power is beautifully buoyed by a racy acidity. 

Depth, Force and History:
2000 J.B. Becker Berg Bildstock Spätlese Trocken Magnums

Here is a wine of depth and force, a rigorous and structured dry Riesling now entering its glorious drinking window, the peak experience of which will last for another decade.

"Terrific concentration and balance. Bravo!"
2012 Montbourgeau L'Etoile Vin Jaune

Montbourgeau produces some of the finest and most elegant Vin Jaunes. Their only rival is Macle's great Château-Chalons. 

“In a word, lovely” - 2017 D'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Duc

Angerville’s monopole Clos des Ducs is the crown jewel of Volnay.

Piedmont Holy Ground Revisited: 2013 Oddero Barolo Vigna Rionda

Rionda is a well-exposed, limestone-rich vineyard that has the potential to deliver some of the greatest Barolos around. 

"The potential is huge"
2019 Willi Schaefer Graacher Himmelreich Grosse Lage

The 2019 Himmelreich Grosse Lage is absolutely gorgeous. It boasts outrageous clarity with an intense yet ultra-fine expression 

"The 2013 Barbaresco Pajè will leave readers weak at the knees"
2013 Roagna Barbaresco Pajè

When they were released, we felt that the 2013 Roagnas represented the high-water mark for this well-established estate.

"A lovely sense of detail and vibrancy" -Burghound
2019 Bachelet Côte de Nuits - Villages

The 2019 takes the stony core and builds a subtle soil inflected minerality that's rendering with incredible precision. There are ultra-clear layers of red fruits and a beautiful textural elegance.

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