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THE CLASSICS COLLECTION

OCTOBER 2017

23 VINTAGES

ALAIN CHAVY LES CHARMES

PULIGNYSMONTRACHET 2013

AC

TaSTING NOTE:

a mix of toast, butter-

scotch, peach and lemon flavors mingle

in this elegant white. Lean and focused

on the lingering finish. Drink now through

2019. Score:

89

(Bruce Sanderson,

winespectator.com

, June 15, 2016)

499780 (XD) 750 mL $74.00

ROCHE DE BELLENE LES SENTIERS

CHAMBOLLE MUSIGNY 1

ER

CRU 1999

AC

“Nineteen ninety-nine was a gift from the

Gods: a vintage both plentiful and successful:

not only of high quality but consistent

geographically and hierarchically ... Harmony

is the key to longevity. When it is supported

by good structure, the time-span, the

window of opportunity, can be much more

extended than we expect. all good reds of

a good vintage, plus most of the whites of

premier cru level and above, require ten

years to show their paces. This is very true

of the 1999s. as you will see, there are

very few disappointing wines. To those who

possess stocks of the vintage, I say: yes,

you can start drinking, but don't be in too

much of a hurry to empty your bins. There

are plenty of bottles which will still be in

a vigorous prime in 2019.” (Clive Coates

MW,

clive-coates.com

, 2009)

514422 (XD) 750 mL $114.00

CÔTE DE BEAUNE

WHITE WINE

AU PIED DU MONT CHAUVÉ

LES CHAUMÉES

CHASSAGNESMONTRACHET

1

ER

CRU 2014

AC

TaSTING NOTE: Rounded, rich, punchy

nose – brûléed oranges. Ripe with a

strong pull of fruit and smoke across the

palate. Grace and oodles of charm, muscle

and direction. Fruit-formed intensity on

the mid palate with beautifully integrated

acidity. Gorgeous fruit! a hedonistic note of

caramel lingers on the finish, undercut with

tingling clementine notes that pull on and

on and on. Drink 2017-2024. (Tamlyn

Currin,

jancisrobinison.com

, Jan. 8, 2017)

523092 (XD) 750 mL $106.00

VINCENT GIRARDIN VIEILLES

VIGNES SAINTSROMAIN 2015

AC

Saint-Romain is a small village in the

Côte de Beaune, and its vineyards are

situated just west of auxey-Duresses.

The vineyards are planted more to

Pinot Noir than Chardonnay, making this

wine a rarity. Taught by Vincent Girardin,

winemaker Eric Germain applies his

expertise to expressing the quintessence

of Burgundy’s terroirs.

523084 (XD) 750 mL $44.00

ROCHE DE BELLENE LES CHARMES

MEURSAULT 1

ER

CRU 1999

AC

See note for 514422 (left).

399741 (XD) 750 mL $205.00

CHABLIS

WHITE WINE

DOMAINE SERVIN BLANCHOT

CHABLIS GRAND CRU 2014

AC

TaSTING NOTE:

The refined and

admirably pure if highly restrained nose is

comprised by white flower, tidal pool and

subtle spice aromas that are followed by

citrus and mineral-infused flavors that are

attractively textured, precise and explosive

on the hugely long and very dry finish.

This beauty is a lovely combination of power

and finesse while delivering buckets of

Chablis character. Lovely if not necessarily

more interesting than the Vaillons.

Drink: 2020+. Score:

92

(allen Meadows,

burghound.com

, Oct. 8, 2016)

351502 (XD) 750 mL $76.00

MAISON LOUIS JADOT CHABLIS

1

ER

CRU FOURCHAUME 2014

AC

TaSTING NOTE:

Bright, light yellow.

Distinct spicy lift to the aromas of lemon

and yellow peach, plus a hint of honey-

suckle; smells a bit like Meursault on the

Puligny side. Smooth, rich and dry, with

a strong saline element contributing to its

tautness and inner-mouth lift. The oak

element is pronounced today but this wine

has plenty of underlying citrus and stone

fruits, and the density to merit patience.

Drinking window: 2018-2024. Score:

90+

(Stephen Tanzer,

vinous.com

, July 2016)

520882 (XD) 750 mL $59.00

BILLAUDSSIMON VAUDÉSIR

CHABLIS GRAND CRU 2012

AC

TaSTING NOTE:

The 2012 Chablis

Grand Cru Vaudesir has a crisp and

precise, granitic nose that blossoms with

aeration. The palate is very well-focused

with good depth, hints of orange peel,

tangerine and a dash of ginger livening up

the finish that feels long in the mouth.

Great potential here. Score:

92

(Neal

Martin,

robertparker.com

, aug. 27, 2014)

328336 (XD) 750 mL $100.00