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98 Pts, Decanter – 97 Pts, Wine Spectator – 97 Pts, James Suckling
“This great Barsac is just beginning to open up and not only has incredibly fine mango, papaya and star-fruit character but also something mineral. Great concentration and textural complexity right from the tip of your tongue to the end of the extremely long, very pure finish. You can enjoy this now, but I recommend cellaring it as long as you can, because this has at least 50 years of ageing potential!” – James Suckling
97 Pts (Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast)
The 2005 Yquem starts out incredibly welcoming with seductive aromas. The mouthfeel offers perfect balance with fresh acidity and elegance complimenting the wine’s power and giving it tremendous grace. It’s crazy good right now, but I think I will defer to Lisa Perotti-Brown, who said in her 97-pt review of this classic wine just last year, “This decadent flavor bomb still needs a good five to seven years in bottle before it is set to go off, but oh what a spectacle it will give then!” From what it’s already showing, this can be one special bottle for Sauternes collectors.
91-93pts, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2015 Edmond de Rothschild “Chateau des Laurets” St. Emilion is something special and even after a barrage of fabulous Bordeaux offers this year, I’m still calling it the Bordeaux of the year. It absolutely dazzles, displaying all the silky, elegant tannins and harmonious nature characteristic of the vintage. Lay some down in a dark cellar for the long haul but don’t be afraid to enjoy some right now.
95, James Suckling – 93, Wine Enthusiast, 92- Wine Spectator, 92 Robert Parker, Jr.
This one is a beauty. A great mix of baked apple, mango and papaya with honeysuckle and vanilla. For a top-notch First Growth Sauternes with 95 points – perfectly cellared and stored for 15 years – price tag seems almost nonsensical. $33/375ml or $29.70/bottle when added to case orders. Who’s ready to drink their desert this Thanksgiving?
100 Points, Robert Parker – 100 Points, Jeb Dunnuck – 98-100 Pts, Wine Enthusiast
“Deep garnet in color, the 2009 Pontet-Canet slips sensuously from the glass with opulent scents of crème de cassis, baked plums and Black Forest cake plus suggestions of Chinese five spice, potpourri, oolong tea and menthol. Full-bodied, rich, spicy and oh-so-decadent in the mouth, it has a fantastically velvety frame and seamless freshness, finishing very long. Wow.” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
This one is super rare but thanks to our Melissa’s Secret Stash Private barrel, I was able to get my hands on the 24 bottles I did (only 150 cases made total). This is a gorgeous, smooth and rich Tequila made at 88 Proof. It leads with subtle caramelized vanilla and dark chocolate notes with a hint of toasted caramet that mesh seamlessly with the super expensive Napa Cab barrels this spent two years inside (same secret elite winery as Melissa’s Stash). The finish is so smooth and creamy with a little toasted caramel to round it out.
This champagne is so good, it’s often a staple on the wine lists of Michelin two and three star restaurants. It offers elegant aromatics, pristine fruit and the crisp, mineral finish that screams for food. We loved it so much, we asked Jacques Diebolt to bottle a special cuveé for the restaurant– and he happily agreed!
I understand how daunting it can be each year to get Leflaive into your collection. But, even in its infancy, the 2018 vintage promises to bring something special. It already has Wine Spectator calling it, “an ideal vintage at Domaine Leflaive” and after tasting through the wines last week– I’m amazed.
The Mâcon-Verzé is a stunner and an incredible value. Drawn from nine special plots, and utilizing a combination of steel, cement and oak fermentation that leads to a wide array of flavor profiles. Fresh Granny Smith Apple set against a persistent minerality, refreshing with hints of Meyer Lemon.
Of course, it’s got incredible length and precision and at the price today, is as good a bargain as exists at Domaine Leflaive. If you’re starting or expanding your cellar, this is an impeccable place to begin.
Our vertical pack starts with the 2014 which received dueling 93s from both Decanter and James Suckling. In 2014 – Fuligni decided to add their entire Riserva barrels ($200 bucks a bottle) from the estate’s absolute oldest vineyards into the blend this year and you can certainly taste it. The 2013 may be even better and will not require the same patience. In fact, it is just entering its peak window – ready for enjoyment now or another few years in bottle. 97 points from James Suckling is about right. Our final bottle in this vertical line up – from the 96 point WS 2012 vintage – had disappeared entirely from most store shelves ages ago. In addition to the vintage rating, its 96 point score from Decanter made this the highest scoring Brunello of the entire vintage.
Some Whiskey fans believe this to be better than Pappy and you can see why. A trace off the previous two years which saw massive alcohol content above 70%, the 2013 edition of the George T Stagg is somehow slightly milder even at a whopping 64.1% alcohol. This beauty was distilled in 1997 (making it a 16 year old), and aged in Buffalo Trace warehouses I, K and Q, mostly on the lower floors. It’s a gorgeous, gentle giant that master distiller Harlan Wheatley called, “the quintessential George T. Stagg — a big, bold whiskey that is easy to sip.” Add just a drop or two of water and this opens up a world of possibilities.
Named after the iconic Whiskey Salesman and namesake of the distillery until becoming Buffalo Trace, the 2015 iteration of the famous bottling finished at 69.1% alc. It has probably the best nose on any of the George T Stagg’s I can remember. Wonderful aromas of chocolate, coffee, caramel and a hint of vanilla. An overwhelmingly powerful punch as these so often do, but with just over 84% of the original whiskey lost to evaporation in this bottling, every sip that you have gives you a full display.
Marie Jacqueson are built upon old vines, from crazy mineral soils, producing wines at a such a qualitative level that if they were from further north in the tony neighborhoods of Chassagne Montrachet, Puligny or Meursault, would be 3x the price. For my money, these lights out 2019s, are must-buys for any discriminating Burgundy buyer that would prefer to have 3 bottles of excellent Rully rather than just one of most Meursault. She makes special wines. Only 72 bottles. I apologize in advance.