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42 VINTAGES

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017

UNCORK SOMETHING GREAT • SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017

RHÔNE

J.L. CHAVE SÉLECTION MON COEUR

CÔTES-DU-RHÔNE 2015

AC

TASTING NOTE: This unfurls a pure beam of crushed

plum and black cherry fruit, inlaid gently with singed

bay leaf, pepper and anise notes. A light smoky

edge runs through the finish. Drink now. Smart Buy.

Score:

90

(James Molesworth,

winespectator.com

,

June 30, 2017)

Medium-bodied & Fruity

995548

(XD) 750 mL

$21.95

2

SOUTHWEST

INSPIRATION PLOT 753 MALBEC 2014

AC Cahors

(Vignobles Pelvillain)

TASTING NOTE: As part of a range of wines that

uses the figure seven because of its mystic qualities,

grower Didier Pelvillain has produced a wine that

is dark, smooth and ripe. It has fine berry fruits and

dusty tannins that are still lifted by the youthful

acidity. Give it until 2019 to fully develop. Score:

90

(Roger Voss,

Wine Enthusiast

, June 1, 2016)

Medium-bodied & Fruity

498444

(XD) 750 mL

$17.95

3

FRANCE

– ROSÉWINE

PROVENCE

MIRAVAL ROSÉ 2016

AP Côtes de Provence

(Perrin)

TASTING NOTE: Limpid orange-pink. High-pitched

aromas of fresh red berries and blood orange, along

with hints of honeysuckle and peach. Silky and

precise in the mouth, offering nicely concentrated

strawberry, tangerine and floral pastille flavors that

spread out steadily on the back half. Finishes minerally

and long, showing suave, floral-driven persistence.

Drinking Window: 2017-2020. Score:

90

(Josh

Raynolds,

vinous.com

, June 2017)

Medium-bodied & Dry

342584

(XD) 750 mL

$22.95

1

FRANCE

– REDWINE

CONT’D

BURGUNDY

ROCHE DE BELLÈNE CUVÉE RÉSERVE

PINOT NOIR BOURGOGNE 2015

AC

This is a wine that, year in and year out, successfully

delivers a definitively Burgundian experience at a

tremendous price. As an introduction to the wines of

Burgundy, this is a rock-solid starting point and

very hard to beat. For fans of the region, it will deliver

the elegance and refinement of Burgundy with the

requisite cherry, beet and earth tones. A fine choice

for beef stew.

Medium-bodied & Fruity

299859

(XD) 750 mL

$21.95

2

MIDI

CHÂTEAU SAINT-ROCH CHIMÈRES 2015

AP Côtes du Roussillon-Villages

TASTING NOTE: Giving up jammy notes of black

raspberries, licorice, smoked herbs and chocolate,

the 2015 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Chimeres

(aged in demi-muid and concrete vates) needs to be

snatched up by savvy readers. Full-bodied, deep and

layered with incredible texture ... I would gladly pay

three to four times the going rate. Bravo! Drink date:

2017-2022. Score:

93

(Jeb Dunnuck,

robert

parker.com

, April 28, 2017)

Full-bodied & Smooth

119354

(D)

750 mL

$19.95

2

M. CHAPOUTIER LES VIGNES DE

BILA-HAUT CÔTES DU ROUSSILLON

VILLAGES 2016

AC

TASTING NOTE: An inky colored effort, the 2016

Côtes du Roussillon Villages Les Vignes de Bila

Haut offers a beautiful freshness and purity as well

as fabulous notes of jammy blackberries, violets,

pepper and hints of leather. Rich, concentrated and

tasting like it costs four times the price, drink it over

the coming 4-5 years. Drink Date: 2017-2022.

Score:

89-91

(Jeb Dunnuck,

robertparker.com

,

April 28, 2017)

Full-bodied & Smooth

168716

(XD) 750 mL

$15.95

2