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THE CLASSICS COLLECTION

OCTOBER 2017

22 VINTAGES

FRANCE

– BuRGuNDy

CÔTE DE NUITS

RED WINE

JOSEPH DROUHIN MUSIGNY

GRAND CRU 2015

AC

TaSTING NOTE:

The 2015 Musigny

Grand Cru has a thoroughbred bouquet

with ripe blackberry, briary, undergrowth

and marine scents that blossom in the

glass. The palate is supple in the mouth,

perhaps less tensile than the Bonnes

Mares albeit with superb depth and grip.

you are almost on the verge of dismissing

this Musigny, then it fans out in convincing

fashion, with plenty of gusto and conviction,

belatedly reminding you that this is one

of the most revered vineyards in the world.

Perhaps not as immediate as the Bonnes-

Mares, nevertheless, this will turn out

to be grandiose Musigny destined to be up

therewith the best. DrinkDate: 2022-2050.

Score:

95-97

(Neal Martin,

robert

parker.com

, Dec. 30, 2016)

962860 (XD) 750 mL $998.00

DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU

CLOS DE LA ROCHE GRAND CRU

2014

AC

TaSTING NOTE:

The 2014 Clos de la

Roche Grand Cru has a fragrant bouquet,

coquettish at first, then opening with

wet limestone, Morello and cassis scents;

it is very defined and focused though not

powerful. The palate is silky smooth on

the entry, beautifully poised with pure red

cherries infused with orange sorbet and

captivating mineralité on the finish. This

is one of the best Clos de la Roche that

I have tasted fromRousseau in recent years.

Drink Date: 2019-2040. Score:

94-96

(Neal Martin,

robertparker.com

, Dec. 30,

2015)

675702 (XD) 750 mL $290.00

DOMAINE PIERRE DAMOY

CHAMBERTINSCLOS DE BÈZE

GRAND CRU 2014

AC

TaSTING NOTE:

Here the equally

restrained nose is quite similar to that

of the Chambertin though there are a bit

more spice elements discernible. The

attractively vibrant, rich, round, opulent

and suave medium weight plus flavors

possess excellent dry extract levels that

buffer the very firm yet refined tannins

on the impressively enduring finish. This

mildly austere and imposingly structured

effort possesses fine development

potential and, I underscore, will need it.

Drink: 2029+. Score:

94

(allen Meadows,

burghound.com

, Jan. 15, 2017)

497313 (XD) 750 mL $439.00

DOMAINE TAUPENOTSMERME

LA COMBE D’ORVEAU

CHAMBOLLESMUSIGNY

1

ER

CRU 2014

AC

TaSTING NOTE:

a firm, intriguing nose

which translates to a flavourful attack in

the mouth. This finishes with great energy,

and will certainly still pack a punch in

years to come. What a beautifully perfumed

nose! There are pure raspberry notes and

generous swelling fruit across the palate.

The oak is well integrated and the fruit

returns again at the back. Very classy.

a more evolved bouquet featuring fresh

raspberry and orange rind; this is the prelude

to quite a savoury wine, an interesting

attractive quality that makes for a divine

mouthful. Drink: 2019-2026. Score:

95

(Tasting panel,

decanter.com

, Dec. 22,

2016)

497305 (XD) 750 mL $164.00

CÔTE DE BEAUNE

RED WINE

VINCENT GIRARDIN

VIEILLES VIGNES

SAVIGNYSLÈSSBEAUNE 2015

AC

The village of Savigny-lès-Beaune

is located a few kilometres north of the

village of Beaune. The vineyards of

Savigny-lès-Beaune are some of the

oldest in Burgundy, and rest on chalk and

gravel soils. This wine is grown on vines

50 years old, hand-picked and fermented

in stainless steel beforematuring14months

in French oak, whereupon it is bottled

without fining or filtration.

516641 (XD) 750 mL $49.00

DAVID MOREAU SANTENAY

1

ER

CRU CLOS DES MOUCHES 2014

AC

David Moreau makes two premier cru

Santenay wines, Clos Rousseau and this,

the Clos des Mouches. The terroir of Clos

des Mouches gives a very fine wine with

silky tannins, and delicate red berries and

violet flavours. Drink it through 2030.

514539 (XD) 750 mL $69.00

DOMAINE CHANDON

DE BRIAILLES LES LAVIÈRES

SAVIGNYSLÈSSBEAUNE

1

ER

CRU 2014

AC

TaSTING NOTE:

This is both more

complex and more elegant with a lovely

airiness to the cool red cherry, pomegranate,

earth and floral aromas. There is excellent

detail to the delicious, lilting and precise

medium weight flavors where the mouth

feel benefits from the relatively fine-

grained tannins, all wrapped in a mildly

austere and sauvage finish. This is really

quite pretty but it is built-to-age and will

need at least 4 to 5 years of cellar time.

Drink: 2022+. Score:

91

(allen Meadows,

burghound.com

, april 15, 2016)

499756 (XD) 750 mL $80.00