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THE CLASSICS COLLECTION

SEPTEMBER 2017

6 VINTAGES

FRANCE

– BuRGuNDy

CÔTE DE NUITS

RED WINE

DOMAINE MARCHANDSGRILLOT

GEVREYSCHAMBERTIN 2015

AC

an interesting opportunity to compare

this with the Morey-Saint-Denis from

the same producer (210906) and vintage.

The wines of Gevrey-Chambertin are

typically firmer and more full-bodied, and

you can expect this one to suggest finely

articulated red fruit atop the appellation’s

noted structure.

507350 (XD) 750 mL $69.00

DOMAINE MARCHANDSGRILLOT

MOREYSSAINTSDENIS 2015

AC

With no geographical pun intended, the

wines of Morey-Saint-Denis can offer

a stylistic bridge between the heft found

in the wines of Gevrey-Chambertin to

the north and the aromatic delicacy

encountered in Chambolle-Musigny to

the south. The Domaine Marchand-Grillot

is typically quite a sensual wine with

lifted floral aromas, impressive depth

and focus, and finely interlaced dark

cherry and oak on the palate. It is

characteristically earthy and structured

with a silky texture.

210906 (XD) 750 mL $62.00

DOMAINE ARMAND ROUSSEAU

CHARMESSCHAMBERTIN GRAND

CRU 2014

AC

allen Meadows awarded this wine a rating

of

93

points, describing it as “Elegant

and attractively perfumed ... [with] detailed

and highly energetic medium-bodied

flavors ... [and a] sleek, even silky mouth ...”

He also called it a “... well-balanced and

understated effort ... really quite lovely and

should drink reasonably well after only

7 to 8 years of bottle age yet repay a dozen

plus.” (

burghound.com

, Jan. 15, 2017)

TaSTING NOTE:

The 2014 Charmes

Chambertin Grand Cru has an elegant red

berry bouquet that could disarm you at a

hundred paces. This has so much finesse

and detail. The palate is taut and crisp,

bright, almost lucid red cherry fruit laced

with orange zest, leading to a very

refined and sustained finish. This is a lovely

wine — sensual yet understated. Drink

Date: 2018-2038. Score:

93-95

(Neal

Martin,

robertparker.com

, Dec. 30, 2015)

675710 (XD) 750 mL $230.00

LOUIS JADOT CHAPELLES

CHAMBERTIN GRAND CRU 2014

AC

TaSTING NOTE:

The 2014 Chapelle

Chambertin Grand Cru is maybe the

surprise package this year. It comes from

very old vines planted in 1921. It has

a really quite beautiful bouquet with very

pure, mineral-rich wild strawberry and

raspberry fruit — precise and wonderfully

focused. The palate is crisp and taut on

the entry, fresh and tensile but with intense

tart red cherry and strawberry fruit fanning

out on the finish. Très grand cru! This

comes highly recommended. Drink Date:

2018-2040. Score:

94-96

(Neal Martin,

robertparker.com

, Dec. 30, 2015)

444943 (XD) 750 mL $315.00

DOMAINE HENRI REBOURSEAU

GEVREY CHAMBERTIN 2001

AC

TaSTING NOTE:

While it still has firm

tannins, the wine is now also showing

maturity. The color is changing, the hints

of berry fruits fading behind the sweet

and sour flavors and the dark, dry core.

The wine has considerable acidity, leaving

an aftertaste that is still fresh. Score:

92

(Roger Voss,

Wine Enthusiast

, Dec. 31,

2011)

497115 (XD) 750 mL $144.00

CÔTE DE BEAUNE

RED WINE

BOUCHARD PÈRE & FILS

ANCIENNE CUVÉE CARNOT VOLNAY

CAILLERETS 1

ER

CRU 2015

AC

TaSTING NOTE:

Here the generous

wood treatment presently fights somewhat

with the menthol, cassis, spice and

essence of black cherry liqueur-suffused

nose. There is a beguiling texture to the

vibrant, detailed and intensely mineral-

driven medium weight flavors that coat

the palate with dry extract while delivering

marvelous persistence on the very firmly

structured finish. This is very definitely

built-to-age and it’s going to need it.

I would add that this is unlikely to make

an especially good candidate for early

consumption so patience absolutely

required. Don’t Miss. Outstanding. Drink

2030+. Score:

92-95

(allen Meadows,

burghound.com

, april 15, 2017)

77016 (D) 750 mL $105.00