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  1. Faiveley Corton Clos des Cortons Grand Cru 2001 Pre-Arrival
    VM93
    $149.98
    93 Points! Good full medium red with just a trace of amber. Alluring, vibrant aromas and flavors of red and darker berries and salty minerals. A silky, savory, very pure midweight with subtle intensity and harmonious framing acidity providing excellent definition and a delightful light touch. This beautifully balanced, minerally wine finishes with lovely rising length and nicely resolved yet still-firm tannins. If the 2002 was disappointing, this one is a clear success in the context of its vintage. (13.2% alcohol; 3.45 pH; 3.5 g/l acidity; 42 h/h) - Stephen Tanzer, Vinous Media, March 2019 Learn More
  2. Henri Boillot Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Mouchere 2017 Pre-Arrival
    WA94-96
    VM94-96
    $139.98
    94-96 Points! From an enclave within the premier cru Perrières, Boillot's 2017 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Mouchère is utterly superb this year, wafting from the glass with aromas of lemon oil, mandarin orange, beeswax, iodine and subtle smoky reduction. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, satiny and layered, with striking volume and depth at the core, balanced by incisive acids that animate the long, mineral finish. Guillaume Boillot speculates that this monopole's comparative variety of mesoclimates and soil types lends the resulting wine greater complexity than would be the case with a small cuvée. - William Kelley, robertparker.com Learn More
  3. Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2015 Pre-Arrival
    WS94
    JS96
    VM92
    $21.98

    96 Points!  Aromas of plums, cherries and hints of green olives. White truffles and deep earth, too. Full-bodied, so layered and beautiful with a fabulous texture and ripe tannins. It is so pure and minimalist in the end, showing the effect of traditional, hands-off winemaking. Don’t miss this. Decant before serving. One for the cellar. Drink or hold. - JamesSuckling.com

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  4. Samuel Billaud Chablis 1er Cru Sechets Vieilles Vignes 2016 Pre-Arrival
    WA93
    NM93
    VM93
    $39.98
    93 Points!  The 2016 Chablis 1er Cru Séchet is showing very well from bottle, unfurling in the glass with classy aromas of lemon oil, dried white flowers and oatmeal. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, glossy and deep, with superb concentration and chewy extract, framed by tangy acids. It's taut, pure and very classic in profile, and to my palate it's the finest of Billaud's 2016 premiers crus. - William Kelley, robertparker.com
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  5. Jean Francois Ganevat Cotes du Jura Blanc Chardonnay Les Grands Teppes Vieilles Vignes 2015 Pre-Arrival
    WA96-97
    $99.98
    96-97 Points! Always the more complete among Ganevat's Chardonnays, the 2015 Les Grands Teppes Vieilles Vignes is close to 15% alcohol in this excellent vintage, but again, the alcohol and ripeness are not noticeable and are perfectly balanced by great freshness in the form of very low pH. It has a captivating, smoky and leesy nose, with floral notes and hints of pollen, quite austere in the palate with a chalky texture and a completely dry finish. This will be the last of the whites to be bottled. This is a monumental Jura Chardonnay that should age very nicely and for a long time in bottle. - Luis Gutierrez, robertparker.com Learn More
  6. Jean Francois Ganevat Cotes du Jura Blanc Chardonnay Les Chamois du Paradis 2015 Pre-Arrival
    WA92-94
    $64.98
    92-94 Points! The 2015 Les Chamois du Paradis comes from old vines planted in 1949 in the same terroir as the Grandes Teppes, rich in limestone gravels. It usually has that dry, chalky, stony and almost salty sensation in the palate. It's still a little closed and follows the general style of the whites in this vintage, powerful with plenty of grip, but with incredible freshness. This is a big contrast from the 2013 and 2014, when the wines were a lot lighter. It has stuffing to age. - Luis Gutierrez, robertparker.com Learn More
  7. Jean Francois Ganevat Cotes du Jura Blanc Chardonnay Les Chalasses Vieilles Vignes 2015 Pre-Arrival
    WA93-94
    $99.98
    93-94 Points! Super closed and austere, and from the same terroir as the Cuvée Marguerite, the 2015 Les Chalasses Vieilles Vignes is planted on classical Triassic marl (marnes) soils. It always has the concentration and clout of the old vines, and in 2015 it's specially powerful, yet fresh and balanced, in an XL way. It has pungent acidity and a very tasty finish. It's a textbook example of what the 2015 whites from Ganevat are: a rare combination of incredible power and freshness. - Luis Gutierrez, robertparker.com Learn More
  8. Jean Francois Ganevat Cotes du Jura Blanc Chardonnay Grusse en Billat 2015 Pre-Arrival
    WA92-94
    $76.98
    92-94 Points! The 2015 Grusse en Billat comes from a vineyard planted with Chardonnay in 1960, at 430 meters altitude—the highest altitude of all the vineyards of the domaine—on schist soils that seem to provide a flinty, somehow smoky note. It's very tasty and revealed very good acidity, citrus and almost salty, with pungent, deep flavors. This a naturally powerful wine, amplified by the conditions of the vintage. - Luis Gutierrez, robertparker.com Learn More
  9. Jean Francois Ganevat Cotes du Jura Blanc Chardonnay Cuvee Florine 2015 Pre-Arrival
    WA90-92
    $64.98
    90-92 Points! The lighter of the Chardonnay bottlings is keeping its character in the exceptional 2015 vintage, and the 2015 Cuvée Florine, named after Ganevat's daughter, showed that fresh and mineral side. There will be three new Chardonnays in 2015, including La Gravière and Les Cèdres, from an old grower at Château Chalon who is now an employee at Ganevat and continues working his vineyard and delivering the grapes to Ganevat! - Luis Gutierrez, robertparker.com Learn More
  10. Chateau Beaucastel Coudoulet de Beaucastel Cotes Du Rhone 2017 Pre-Arrival
    WA91
    $24.98
    91-93 Points!  Tasted as a representative sample that was blended from several foudres, the 2017 Cotes du Rhone Coudoulet de Beaucastel looks to be another sensational example of this wine. Sourced just outside the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation, it's full-bodied yet silky and long, with standout aromas of lavender and crushed stone backed by layers of cherry and berry fruit. Let's hope the prices don't escalate too much given the vintage's low yields. - Joe Czerwinksi, robertparker.com
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