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  1. Le Blanc Sec de Suduiraut Bordeaux Blanc 2017
    WS90
    JD89-90
    $17.98
    Availability:In Stock
    Another terrific Bordeaux Blanc from the vintage is the 2017 Le Blanc Sec de Suduiraut, which is based on close to an even split of Sauvignon and Sémillon brought up in 34% barrels and the rest in tank. It offers a fresh, elegant style as well as plenty of grapefruit, citrus and lime aromas and flavors. It’s already delicious yet should keep for 4-5 years, if not longer. - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com Learn More
  2. Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf du Pape Les Trois Source 2016
    DEC94
    JD98
    $64.98
    Availability:In Stock
    98 Points! The 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Trois Sources is straight-up sensational and isn’t far off the more expensive Reserve cuvée in style and quality. Huge notes of blackcurrants, black raspberries, crushed violets, licorice, and incredible minerality, as well as a smoking floral quality, all soar from the glass of this full-bodied, seamless, pure wine that readers should snatch up. With good acidity, awesome purity, and a great, great finish, it's an incredible wine any way you look at it. Drink it anytime over the coming two decades or more. - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com Learn More
  3. Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf du Pape Les Haut Lieux 2016
    DEC95
    JD99
    $79.98
    Availability:In Stock
    99 Points! A true 'wow' wine, the deep, concentrated 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Hauts-Lieux (there's 20% Mourvèdre) offers awesome notes of blackcurrants, smoked meats, graphite, crushed rocks, and licorice. Extraordinarily concentrated, perfectly balanced, structured, and long, it's another sensational wine from this estate. It needs 4-5 years of bottle age and will cruise for 15-20 after that. - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com Learn More
  4. Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf du Pape Réservé 2016
    DEC96
    JD100
    VM96+
    $289.98
    Availability:Out of Stock
    100 Points! A modern-day legend in the making is the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve from Jean-Paul Daumen, one of the greatest young wines I’ve ever tasted. This Grenache-dominated effort was brought up all in foudre and tastes like the essence of this incredible terroir located on the northern edge of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Deep purple-colored, with an intoxicating bouquet of black raspberries, crushed herbs, black licorice, spring flowers, and spice, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a deep, multi-dimensional texture, a huge mid-palate, and a finish that goes on for over a minute. Not far off the style of the Les Trois Sources, yet with another level of concentration, it has a certain accessibility yet won’t be at its best for another 4-5 years, but it will keep for another two decades or more. - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com Learn More
  5. Mas Conscience Cinsault IGP St. Guilhem Le Desert Ciel Cieux 2018
    $19.98
    Availability:In Stock
    My proselytizing on behalf of Cinsault when I last visited here (and tasted the Vidals on Sylvain Fadat's Les Servieres) was so convincing - at least, to hear Laurent Vidal tell it - that when a short while later a parcel of 50 year old Cinsault very near to his oldest Carignan came up for sale, he saw it as something of a sign; took the bait; and made these grapes the soloist in a new cuvee, 2010 Cieux. - Robert Parker, 2011 Learn More
  6. L'Orviel IGP Pays des Cévennes Petit Verdot 2018
    $14.98
    Availability:In Stock
    What a completely smashable version of this grape! It has all the punch, color and power you'd expect from PV but the wine has surprisingly glossy, refined tannins at such a young age... Learn More
  7. Pothiers Côtes Roannaise Gamay Clos du Puy 2017
    $21.98
    Availability:In Stock
    From basically the center of France, this old vines cuvee of Gamay Saint-Romain (slightly different than the Gamay in Beaujolais), was planted 80 years ago and is now farmed with organic and biodynamic methods on a terroir of clay and granite soils. A 1.7-hectare walled vineyard, situated at an altitude of 515 meters, facing east. Ploughing, natural grass cover crops, debudding, leaf thinning as well as harvesting by hand are all practiced at this estate, located at the foot of the Massif Central. Vinification: 75% de-stemmed, maceration for 18 days, some punching down of the cap, and maturation in 1-to-5-year-old, 500-litre barrels for 11 months. This is burly yet gorgeously textured Gamay with terrific purity! A must-try for Beaujolais nerds.... Learn More
  8. Jean-Marc Brocard Chablis Sainte Claire 2018
    JS90
    $21.98
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    90 Points! Lemon and lime aromas here with crushed stones and chalky notes, too. The palate has a very taut feel with succulent grapefruit and orange flavors. Drink or hold. - JamesSuckling.com Learn More
  9. Cheval Blanc Saint Emilion 1996
    VM93
    $549.98
    Availability:In Stock
    93 Points! Bright red. Fresh floral, white pepper, raspberry and strawberry aromas on the captivating nose, lifted by minerals and Oriental spices Very fresh, balanced and pure on the palate, with bright red berry, floral and delicately smoky plum flavors. Very cabernet franc, and very Cheval Blanc! The lively, harmonious acids keep this wine light on its feet and really extend the flavors on the back half. The long finish features a subtly spicy kick and smooth tannins. A touch more density and it would have scored even higher. The harvest took place between September 28 and October 4. - Ian d'Agata, Vinous Media, 2011 Learn More
  10. La Mission Haut Brion Pessac-Leognan 1998
    WS96
    WA98
    $399.98
    Availability:In Stock
    98 Points! A candidate for the wine of the vintage from this somewhat forgotten year, consumers should be seeking out wines from the Right Bank and Graves as 1998 was a great vintage in those appellations. La Mission’s 1998 exhibits a healthy, opaque blue/purple color with no lightening at the edge. Thirty minutes of aeration brings forth a sensational bouquet of chocolate, cedar, truffles, graphite, blackberries, cassis and incense. La Mission’s so-called scorched earth/charcoal/hot rocks characteristic has not yet appeared. Full-bodied with superb purity, a multilayered texture, sweet tannin, good acidity and a fabulously long finish, this great, young La Mission-Haut-Brion’s finest days are yet to come. - Robert Parker, robertparker.com, 2012 Learn More
  11. Mouton Rothschild Pauillac 1997
    WA90
    $499.98
    Availability:In Stock
    90 Points! Only 55% of the harvest was utilized for the 1997 Mouton-Rothschild. One of the most forward and developed Moutons over recent years, it possesses all the charm and fleshiness this vintage can provide. A blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot, the wine exhibits a dense ruby/purple color, and an open-knit nose of cedar wood, blackberry liqueur, cassis, and coffee. Fleshy, ripe, and mouth-filling, with low acidity, soft tannin, and admirable concentration and length, this delicious Pauillac will be drinkable in 2-3 years, and should age for 15+. It is an impressive effort for this vintage. - Robert Parker, robertparker.com Learn More
  12. Paul Jaboulet Aine Crozes Hermitage Thalabert 2016
    JD94
    JS92-93
    WA93
    VM92-94
    $29.98
    Availability:In Stock
    94 Points! The 2016 Crozes Hermitage Domaine De Thalabert offers a rocking (and classic) bouquet of ripe black fruits intermixed with notions new saddle leather, pepper, garrigue, and hints of bacon fat. This ripe, medium to full-bodied, silky wine has remarkable purity, is already complex, and finishes with serious length. Drink it over the coming 10-15 years. - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com Learn More
  13. Paul Jaboulet Aine Crozes Hermitage Blanc Mule Blanche 2017
    WA94
    $29.98
    Availability:In Stock
    94 Points! A barrel-fermented blend of 50% Marsanne and 50% Roussanne, the 2017 Crozes Hermitage Domaine Mule Blanche is a terrific example of what those varieties can do when they're grown in the right location and vinified with care. Gentle toasted grain scents waft from the glass, along with notes of marshmallow and melon. It's full-bodied and richly textured, with notes of pineapple, crème brûlée and citrus on the long finish. - Joe Czerwinski, robertparker.com Learn More
  14. Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2016
    JD95-97
    WA95-97
    VM96-98
    $184.98
    Availability:In Stock
    96-98 Points! Dark purple. A highly expressive, mineral-accented bouquet evokes fresh blackberry and blueberry, candied flowers, incense and exotic spices. Sweet, palate-staining black and blue fruit liqueur and violet pastille flavors are complicated by suggestions of cracked pepper and bitter chocolate; a spicecake nuance gains strength with aeration. Steadily building tannins add shape and grip to the extremely long, incisive finish, which emphatically repeats the floral and mineral notes. I wouldn't be surprised to see this wine turn out as well as the amazing 2015 version. - Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media Learn More
  15. Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage La Chapelle 2011
    JD95
    JS97
    WA95
    VM94
    $149.98
    Availability:In Stock
    97 Points! A gorgeous intensity of plum, spice and grilled meat on the nose. Cloves and hints of dried spices. This is a big, structured La Chappelle. Full and powerful with chewy tannins and a long, long finish. A bit austere and muscular but gorgeous. Tar, spice, dried meat and asphalt. Needs to be aged for at least another five or six years. This is another 1991 in the making. - JamesSuckling.com, 2014 Learn More
  16. Clos St. Antonin Cotes du Rhone Villages Plan de Dieu 2016
    JD94
    $19.98
    Availability:In Stock
    94 Points! Even better, the 2016 Côtes du Rhône Villages Plan de Dieu has to be one of the great wines from this appellation, which comes from an ocean of vines located on the valley floor between Vacqueyras and Cairanne. Made from 50% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre, and 20% Syrah brought up in foudre and demi-muids, it offers awesome notes of cassis, blackberries, spice box, and licorice. Ripe, full-bodied, and powerful, yet also balanced and pure, do your best to latch onto a few bottles. - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com Learn More
  17. Gourt de Mautens IGP Vaucluse Blanc 2015
    $59.98
    Availability:In Stock
    Sporting a medium gold color, the 2015 Vaucluse Blanc is a blend of just about every white variety out there, but is largely Grenache Blanc. It offers a rich, backward bouquet of ripe peach, caramelized pineapple, honeysuckle, and pear. Medium-bodied, concentrated, and balanced, with a layered texture, it’s an interesting white that I suspect will be better in 6-12 months and keep for 3-4 years. It’s geared for the dinner table. - Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com Learn More
  18. Puech-Haut Coteaux du Languedoc Prestige 2015
    WA93
    $19.98
    Availability:In Stock
    93 Points! The 2015 Saint Drezery Prestige is a ripe, sexy beauty that gives up full-bodied notes of black cherries, melted licorice and roasted herbs. Like all the wines from this estate, it has lots of richness and texture, yet stays balanced, lively and pure. It's a year in and year out value that's a no-brainer purchase. It will drink beautifully over the coming 4-5 years (possibly even longer). - Jeb Dunnuck, robertparker.com Learn More
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