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"A potential legend in the making" -2009 Philipponnat Les Cintres

The 2009 combines class and raw power. There's little doubt that this will be an aristocratic bottle in the decades to come.

Punching Above Its Weight Class:
2019 Bachelet Bourgogne Rouge

Only a select group of winemakers, such as Mugneret-Gibourg and Bachelet, produce such profound and thoroughly exciting examples of Bourgogne Rouge.

Red Burgundy:
Barthod, Duroché, Fourrier, Lafarge, Mugnier, Rousseau, & More

The New Name To Know In Beaujolais:
2019 Prunelle De Navacelle Beaujolais-Lantignié

The extreme care that Prunelle exercises in the vineyard and winery really show. The 2019 Beaujolais-Lantignié is simply a dynamite bottle of Beaujolais. As I said earlier, this is the most exciting bottle from the region that we've tasted in a very long time.

2020 Weiser-Künstler Grand Cru Dry:
More Soil than Riesling...

As we’ve written before – and as is widely accepted among the serious scholars of German wine – Weiser-Künstler is simply making some of the greatest wines in Germany.

At The Height Of His Powers:
2019 Dominique Lafon Meursault "Les Narvaux"

The 2019 "Narvaux" highlights so much of what makes Lafon one of our favorite producers of white Burgundy. This is a bottle that shows Lafon at the height of his powers.

Jura Revelation:
2019 Croix et Courbet Côtes du Jura

I recently tasted through Croix et Courbet's lineup and was completely shocked by the quality.

Their work with the Savagnin grape will be very exciting to watch.

The Magic of Egon Müller: Magnum Edition
2020 Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Kabinett Magnums

In any vintage, Müller's Kabinett is animated by a mineral drenched cut. There's an incredible refinement and length that announces the wine's nobility.

Go-To Burgundy: Finesse & Understatement
2017 Jouan Morey St. Denis

The 2017 vintage, which stands out for its bright, expressive style, is an ideal match for Jouan’s graceful, nuanced wines.

"This is about as good as it gets. Wow!"
2007 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé

As Comtes de Champagne Rosé ages, magic happens. Mature examples combine a Burgundy-like earthiness and complexity with a shocking freshness.

Piedmont Elite:
2016 Roagna Barbaresco Albesani

The 2016 Albesani makes the success of Roagna's 2016s very clear.  Beneath a formidable structure, there's a finessed, energetic, and tensile mineral core. You seldom encounter this level of purity and sheer elegance.

"Excellent"
2019 De Montille Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Le Cailleret

This is classically structured white Burgundy. Nothing is rushed; there appears to be little interest in exploiting youthful flash. What results is thrilling. The 2019 promises to be an epic vintage of De Montille's Cailleret. 

"This is a beautiful expression of Kabinett in the making"
2020 Julian Haart Goldtröpfchen Kabinett

Above all, Julian is considered one of the rare masters of the Kabinett genre. There are few people who have focused so sharply, few who have been willing to put in the enormous amount of work necessary to make this "simple" style of wine at the level he does.

Cult Chablis - Only Bottles In The Country:
2019 Tribut Chablis 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.

"This is really quite good"
2018 Bernard Moreau Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Maltroie

Moreau's wines are explosive, rigorously sculpted, and above all, pure.

The wines show amazing clarity and high-toned gracefulness. 

"Truly remarkable" - Mosel Fine Wines
2020 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Spätlese #5

Year after year, this is one of Schaefer's top wines, and one that ages absolutely beautifully. 

Utter Brilliance:
2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Rosé

It is amazing how Comtes de Champagne Rosé delivers such a seductive texture while being so ethereal and perfumed.

"Lovely"
2019 Berthaut-Gerbet Gevrey-Chambertin Combe du Dessus

0.4ha - Unbeatable Red Burgundy Value:
2020 Trousselle Auxey-Duresses Rouge

The 2020 Auxey-Duresses has a beautiful silken texture that delivers plenty of depth. It offers plenty of spice with dark fruits and a dark mineral streak. This is a bottle that has richness and verve. 

2019 D'Angerville:
Volnay 1er Cru Les Caillerets & Clos des Ducs

Even in the context of the 2019, this is a don't miss collection. Whenever the vintage comes up, people always mention d'Angerville as one of the greats.

Piedmont Go-To:
2020 Castello di Verduno Pelaverga Basadone

Mastery On Bold Display:
2016 Colin-Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Abbaye de Morgeot Cuvée Clement et Emma

For me, one of the best places to witness all of this is his work in Chassagne. He captures the village with an exhilarating masterful touch. There may be no one in the village making more compelling wines. 

"Resonates with bell-clear purity"
2015 Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Auslese

 No wines on earth offer the thrilling contrast between intensity and dancing, intricate delicacy. The wines can haunt you for days.

The Exemplar - A Magical Vintage:
2017 Jouan Gevrey-Chambertin "Aux Echézeaux"

While Gevrey-Chambertin is known for its meatiness and power, Aux Echézeaux is surprisingly elegant. It is located in the southern end of the region, right next to Morey-St.-Denis, and produces wines that are much silkier and more delicate.

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