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100 Points, Decanter
“Finely textured, with a nuanced perfume that fills the glass and takes you to the intense underbrush of Tuscany. Succulent and yet savory, this has a lilting freshness that is overlaid with ripe berry fruits, sage and white pepper spice, and clear minerality in terms of its scraping texture that makes your mouth water on the finish. Feels light and sculpted and yet has an intensity that skewers you to the spot. This is a great wine, with scope and imagination that doesn’t want to let you go. Genuinely stands out among the wines of this tasting, and these are a fine array of wines. As with Colore, Bibi Graetz selects only old vines, the youngest 50 years old from five different vineyard sites across Tuscany, all farmed organically.”
91 Points, James Suckling
The Bisol “Jeio” Prosecco NV is a delicious sparkler that comes from the Veneto region of northeast Italy. A brilliant straw yellow color, the first sip is an intense and fresh nose of citrus fruits and saline sensations. If you love fruit forward sparklers… this one is for you.
96 Points, Wine Spectator – 94 Points, James Suckling
“Ripe, sweet cherry and raspberry fruit are accented by floral, mineral and wild herbs in this alluring red. A backbone of dense, dusty tannins provides support, and the ripe fruit returns on the savory finish. Excellent length. Best from 2023 through 2043.” –Wine Spectator
93 Points, James Suckling
The second year of Volpaia’s 100% Cabernet ‘Prelius’ is already outshining and outpointing its debut bottling. Made from organically grown grapes, this one is super energetic yet elegant with refined tannins and a lingering finish. Meant to be enjoyed in its youth, you could also make an argument that this wine will continue to shine for upwards of a decade. It’s a full-bodied Super-Tuscan and for a wine with a very modest price tag, there are plenty of intricacies and layers to peel back here.
95 Points, James Suckling
Drawn from some the finest parcels on the storied hill of Montosoli, James Suckling says of the tiny Cerbaia estate’s newest release: “Extremely aromatic with plums, black cherries, flowers and some orange peel. Hints of cedar and sandalwood. Full-bodied with firm, silky tannins that are polished and very pretty. This is really well crafted and poised.”
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.
92 Pts, Vinous – 92 Pts, Wine Enthusiast
Not only is this easy to drink, it’s a serious wine as well. I can’t argue with Vinous’s 92 point assessment: Brilliant salmon skin. Highly perfumed, mineral- accented aromas of fresh berries, citrus and pit fruits and a suave floral note. Silky and focused on the mouth, offering juicy nectarine, strawberry and blood orange flavors that show fine clarity and tension. Deepens on a very long, lively finish, that leaves a repeating floral note behind.
98+ Pts, Parker’s Wine Advocate – 98 Pts, Wine Spectator
“Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 Petrus comes galloping out of the glass with bold, expressive notions of Black Forest cake, blueberry preserves and Christmas pudding with nuances of molten chocolate, Chinese five spice, candied violets, licorice and kirsch plus wafts of roses and cinnamon stick. Full-bodied, rich, spicy and fantastically concentrated, the palate has compelling freshness and a solid base of wonderfully ripe, velvety tannins, finishing very long and opulent. The aromatics at this youthful stage are atypical for Petrus and quite stunning—this 2017 is a bombshell! Furthermore, it is a unique style for this estate and one avid collectors should seek out!” –The Wine Advocate
91 Points, Vinous
“The 2020 Chiaretto Nichesole mixes both savory and sweet, with freshly sliced peach and citrus zests giving way to smoky minerals and peppery herbs. This is noticeably ripe in style, but wonderfully balanced by bright acids, as notes of candied lime and apples yield to hints of brown spice. Energy remains high from start to finish as the Nichesole tapers off to hints of sour melon and inner florals. There is much to like about this wild and spry Chiaretto.”
95 Points (Cellar Selection), Wine Enthusiast
Directly across town from Grand Cru Les Clos lies one of the most interesting Premier Cru vineyards in Chablis – Les Vaillons. The soil is Kimmeridgian Marl and southeast-facing hillside bakes in the morning sun – allowing the grapes to achieve perfect ripeness despite cool temperatures. Right now – stone and minerality dominate, putting on an absolute show of the famous soils. Hints of lemon zest give way to pure Meyer lemon and a kiss of honey. It’s got that pure mouth-puckering acidity and pop you get from the very best Chablis.