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- Dom Perignon Champagne Vintage 2008 Pre-ArrivalJS98VM98$179.9898+ Points! The 2008 Dom Pérignon is fabulous, but quite remarkably, it was even more open when I tasted it a year ago. Bright, focused and crystalline in its precision, the 2008 is going to need a number of years before it is at its best. Lemon peel, white flowers, mint and white pepper give the 2008 its chiseled, bright profile. Several recent bottles have all been magnificent. What I admire most about the 2008 is the way it shows all the focus, translucence and energy that is such a signature of the year, and yet it is also remarkably deep and vertical. In other words, the 2008 is a Champagne that plays in three dimensions.
- La Dominique Saint Emilion 2018 Pre-ArrivalWE94DEC94JD93-95JS95-96WA90-92VM91-94$54.98
95-96 Points! This is incredibly well integrated with ripe fruit and super fine tannins that melt into the wine. Precise and beautifully ripe fruit. - James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
93-95 Points! This estate has a terrific terroir and lies next to Cheval Blanc and Ripeau. Their 2018 Château La Dominique offers a medium to full-bodied, beautifully elegant and refined style to go with complex aromatics of black raspberries, cassis, spring flowers, and exotic spices. It’s not the biggest or richest wine out there, but it has class, elegance, and purity. This beautiful wine will drink nicely in its youth due to its balance, but will also age gracefully. The blend is 85% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon that hit 14.5% alcohol and a pH of 3.65. - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.comLearn More
- Domaine de Chevalier Rouge Pessac Leognan 2018 Pre-ArrivalWS94-97WE95-97JD96-98JS99-100WA94-96VM94-97$74.98
99-100 Points! Wow. I can’t get over the pureness of fruit in this wine with so much currant, tar and wet-earth character. Flowers, too. So aromatic. Full body, yet pureness and brightness of fruit. Layered. Incredible depth and beauty. Greatest ever? - James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
96-98 Points! Possibly one of the finest wines ever to come from the Bernard family’s flagship estate near Léognan, the 2018 Domaine de Chevalier checks in as a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 5% Petit Verdot that hit 13.5% alcohol and will spend 18 months in just 35% new French oak. Its saturated purple/plum color is followed by a mammoth bouquet of cassis, black currants, gravelly earth, smoked herbs, and tobacco. Full-bodied, deep, brilliantly balanced, and seriously concentrated, it has polished tannins, no hard edges, and a finish that won’t quit. It’s a heavenly Graves that will keep for 30+ years. - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.comLearn More
- Domaine De Chevalier Rouge Pessac Leognan 2017 Pre-ArrivalJD94-97JS93-94WA93-95NM92-94VM92-94$69.9894-97 Points! Tasted no less than four times, the 2017 Domaine de Chevalier is going to be up with the crème de la crème of the vintage. Based on 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, and 5% Petit Verdot aging in 35% new French oak, its deep purple color is followed by an incredibly classic bouquet of crème de cassis, crushed rock, pipe tobacco, smoked earth, and leafy herbs. Similar in style to the 2008, yet with more generosity and charm, it’s medium to full-bodied, silky, and elegant, with ripe tannin. Give it a few years and enjoy over the following two decades or more. - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.comLearn More
- Dominus Estate Napa Valley 1991WA99$299.98Availability:In Stock99 Points! As for the 1991, 6,500 cases were produced of this potentially perfect wine. While this vintage of Dominus contains no Merlot in the blend, every time I taste it I am reminded of a great vintage of Petrus such as 1982, 1989 or 1990. Although different, the 1991 Dominus possesses extraordinary intensity, remarkable opulence, and amazing fruit extraction, all welded to a full-bodied structure. The wine's sensational purity and inner-core of depth must be tasted to be believed. The 1991 will be approachable young because of its sweet tannin, yet it exhibits the potential to last for 25 years. Perhaps 1994 will rival it, but for now, the 1991 is unquestionably the greatest Dominus, as well as a potential legend in the making. - Robert Parker, robertparker.com 1995 Learn More
- Domaine Emilian Gillet Vire Clesse Quintaine 2016VM90$24.98Availability:In Stock90-92 Points! Bright, full yellow. Yellow fruits and menthol on the nose; a bit less exotic than the 2016 Domaine de Roally Viré-Clessé that preceded it in my tasting with Gautier Thévenet. Conveys a considerably stronger impression of acidity and saline minerality than the Domaine de Roally; if this wine is more youthfully strict, it also boasts greater finesse. Conveys a strong impression of active calcaire, finishing tight but harmonious, with noteworthy density and saline persistence. These vines are at slightly higher altitude than those of Domaine de Roally, and the wine can show a bit of marne bitterness early on, according to Thévenet.Learn More
- Domaine De Chevalier Blanc Pessac Leognan 2017 Pre-ArrivalDEC94JD95-97JS96-97NM93-95VM93-95$109.9895-97 Points! I was able to taste the 2017 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc on three separate occasions and it never failed to impress. It should match, if not exceed, the 2015. Gorgeous notes of lemon curd, mint, citrus, white peach, and salty minerality all emerge from this medium to full-bodied white. It doesn’t have the sheer scale or sexiness of a sunnier year, yet its purity is off the charts, it has riveting acidity, and a great, great finish. The blend is currently 70% Sauvignon and 30% Sémillon, and it will spend 16 months on lees in 35% new French oak. Don’t miss it! - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.comLearn More
- Dominus Estate Napa Valley 2015JS98WA100VM97$299.98Availability:In Stock100 Points! Bottled in July 2017 and composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the Dominus 2015 Proprietary Red Wine leaps from the glass with notes of fresh wild blueberries, crushed blackberries and black currant juice with touches of wild thyme, underbrush, iron ore and aniseed with wafts of lavender and pencil lead. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has incredible energy and vivacity, with the firm, pixelated tannins and lively backbone skillfully framing the muscular fruit, finishing with wonderful length and depth. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate
- Domenico Clerico Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra 1996VM95$119.98Availability:In Stock95 Points! Domenico Clerico's 1996 Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra has had a fascinating evolution. As a young wine, the 1996 Ciabot was a symbol of the times. With its bold, racy profile and explosive personality [character], it also encapsulated Domenico Clerico's outgoing personality. Today, at twenty years of age, the 1996 presents the typical flavor profile of a mature Barolo, with plenty of sweet tobacco, leather, mint, dried cherry and rose petal nuances. The new French oak (around 90% at the time) is mostly felt in the wine's tannin profile. Much of the intensity the 1996 showed as a young wine has receded. What remains is a very pretty, expressive Barolo to drink now and over the next few years.
- Meroi Merlot Dominin 2003VM92Special Price $99.98 Regular Price $149.98Availability:In Stock92 Points! The 2003 Rosso Dominim is another outstanding effort. This old-vine Merlot (with a small amount of Refosco) reveals exotic aromatics and a richly concentrated core of fruit. With air gorgeous notes of licorice, sweet herbs, minerals chocolate and coffee beans come to the fore, adding further complexity to this highly individual, enveloping wine. This offers outstanding balance. Only the tannins could use a little more polish, but that is most likely a function of the super-hot vintage. It will be a fascinating wine to follow in future vintages. The Dominim is made from a selection of the estate's best fruit. In 2003 there are 900 bottles of this wine. Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media, October 2007Learn More
- Domaine des Hates Chablis 1er Cru Homme Mort 2016$34.98Availability:In StockA new star! The domain farms 2.7 acres in this subsection of Fourchaume, a top Premier Cru vineyard noted for growing on similar contours as the Grand Crus above the right bank of the Serein. Pierrick's vines average 30 years. Learn More
- Domaine de la Folie Rully 1er Cru Clos du Chaigne Blanc 2017WA90$31.98Availability:In StockChaigne is one of the domain’s two flagships. Its eight acres of vines were planted in 1971 and grow to the side of its sibling Clos Saint Jacques but higher up the slope. Consequently, its wine is racier and finer, and these days especially transparent with its minerality. Like the Saint Jacques, this is raised in tank (roughly 60%) and oak (roughly 40%, of which part is new oak and part is older). Learn More
- Dominio del Aguila Picaro Ribera del Duero Vinas Viejas 2016WA93$27.98Availability:In Stock93+ Points! The youngest of the released wines I tasted is a red—the 2016 Pícaro del Águila Tinto. It is from what they consider to be one of the best and freshest vintages in recent times. This is produced with the vines from the warmer parts of La Aguilera, a cold place to start with (and in a cooler year). The old vines are planted with a mix that is dominated by Tempranillo but also contains some 5% other grapes. All the grapes are picked and fermented together with full clusters and natural yeasts in concrete and stainless steel vats. It matured in oak barrels for 13 months. This is fragrant, expressive, open, aromatic and really attractive. The palate is really balanced, with great freshness, fine tannins and a very pleasant mouthfeel—supple, balanced and with great depth. This is the best version of this bottling so far, and it seems like 2016 could be a great overall vintage, based on some other wines I sampled from cask (many of them have an extended élevage). - Luis Gutierrez, robertparker.comLearn More
- Domaine De Chevalier Rouge Pessac Leognan 2016 Pre-ArrivalWE96JD97JS97NM94VM97$73.9897 Points! The 2016 Domaine de Chevalier is a thrilling wine. Dense and beautifully layered, the 2016 is also quite a bit richer than it usually is. Cabernet Sauvignon aromatics and structure pulse through the wine. The red-toned fruit is incredibly primary at this stage. Readers should be prepared to cellar the 2016 for at least a handful of years. It has been nothing short of magnificent on the three occasions I have tasted it so far. - Antonio Galloni, January 2019.
- Georges Duboeuf Domaine des Rosiers Moulin A Vent 2016WS91JS93WA90VM91$14.98Availability:In Stock91 Points! Youthful purple. Aromas of ripe dark fruits, candied flowers and smoky minerals, along with a spicy nuance in the background. Fleshy and well-concentrated, offering appealingly sweet black raspberry, boysenberry and licorice flavors that tighten up steadily on the back half. Shows appealing energy given its heft, and finishes sweet and long; dusty tannins sneak in late and meld smoothly with the dark fruit. - Josh Raynolds, Vinous MediaLearn More
- Domaine de Cebene IGP Pays D'Oc Ex Arena 2015WA92$19.98Availability:In Stock92 Points! The Grenache-dominated cuvee is the 2015 IGP Pays D'Oc Ex Arena, 85% Grenache and 15% Mourvèdre brought up in stainless steel. It offers textbook Grenache notes of wild strawberries, blackberries and rose garden in its medium to full-bodied, elegant, seamless personality. With ultra-fine tannin, gorgeous purity and no hard edges, it should drink nicely for 5-6 years, possibly longer. - Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate #230Learn More
- Le Dome Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2009WA99$224.98Availability:In Stock99 Points! One of the most distinctive wines made in Bordeaux, Le Dome has one of the highest percentages of Cabernet Franc of any claret I can think of. Composed of 80% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot, it exhibits a certain delicacy and elegance (due to the Cabernet Franc component) in addition to resounding power, concentration, depth and multidimensional personality. Black/purple to the rim, it offers strikingly intense notes of spring flowers, raspberries, mulberries and wood smoke, medium to full body, sweet tannin and a cunning intensity and texture that suggest finesse and delicacy. However, the wine’s richness, length and lingering depth build incrementally in this exceptional St.-Emilion. It will be drinkable in 4-5 years and should age for two decades or more. This is Jonathan Malthus’ finest wine to date. - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #199
- Georges Duboeuf Morgon Cote de Py Domaine de Javerniere 2015JS94WA91$16.98Availability:Out of Stock91 Points! The 2015 Morgon Domaine Javernières Cote du Py is a sélection parcellaire made by the Duboeuf team. It has a lively and well defined bouquet with bright dark plum and blackcurrant scents, offering a little more mineralité than the regular Javernières. The palate is medium-bodied with smooth tannin, a pleasant lushness in the mouth with red cherry, strawberry and a touch of licorice towards the long finish. This is an excellent Morgon from Duboeuf. - Neal Martin, Wine Advocate #226Learn More
- Domaine La Tour Vieille Collioure Rouge Puig Ambeille 2012$22.98Availability:In StockAlways a solid, textbook example of the wines from this seaside appellation, Domaine la Tour Vieille’s 2012 Collioure Puig Ambeille offers lots of sun-baked red and black fruits, salty minerality and dried herbs to go with a balanced, textured and rounded style on the palate. A blend of 70% Mourvèdre, 20% Grenache and 10% Carignan that was raised all in tank, drink it anytime over the coming 4-5 years. - Jeb Dunnuck, eRobertParker.com #218Learn More