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THE CLASSICS COLLECTION

SEPTEMBER 2017

7 VINTAGES

DOMAINE LATOURSGIRAUD VOLNAY

CLOS DES CHÊNES 1

ER

CRU 2014

AC

TaSTING NOTE:

Here the beautifully

layered nose of both red and dark berry

fruit, spice, earth and floral scents is not

quite as ripe but it’s a good deal more

complex and elegant. There is more evident

minerality present on the powerful yet

refined mediumweight flavors that possess

lovely delineation before culminating in a

focused, serious and strikingly persistent

finish. This too is going to require at least

a few years of bottle age to develop better

depth and should reward up to a decade.

Recommended provided that you have the

patience to cellar it. Sweet Spot. Outstanding.

Drink: 2022+. Score:

92

(allen Meadows,

burghound.com

, april 15, 2016)

265538 (XD) 750 mL $100.00

DOMAINE CHANSON BEAUNE

TEURONS 1

ER

CRU 2013

AC

TaSTING NOTE:

Rich in character, this

is a dense wine, with smoky tannins and

juicy red fruits that are deliciously ripe.

The tannins and the fruit concentration

result in a weighty yet brightly acidic wine.

It will develop quickly, and then remain

at a peak for many years. Drink from

2018. Cellar Selection. Score:

93

(Roger

Voss,

Wine Enthusiast

, aug. 1, 2016)

84426 (XD) 750 mL $70.00

CÔTE DE BEAUNE

WHITE WINE

REMOISSENET BEAUREPAIRE

SANTENAY 1

ER

CRU 2015

AC

The Beaurepaire premier cru vineyard is

found on the steep slopes at the southern

end of the Côte de Beaune, bordering

on the Côte Chalonnaise. unlike most of

the vineyards of the Côte d’Or, whose vines

face south-east, the grapes planted in

Beaurepaire enjoy a virtually direct south-

facing aspect, guaranteeing superb sun

exposure providing them with excellent

prospects for ripening. The result is that

these wines tend to offer a more robust

character. The vineyard produces both

Pinot and Chardonnay, and the relatively

large size of the vineyard allows for a

wide range of style and interpretations.

Look for a wine with a round and balanced

feel that suggests peach and nuts with

a hint of spice.

516062 (XD) 750 mL $57.00

DOMAINE BONNEAU DU MARTRAY

CORTONSCHARLEMAGNE

GRAND CRU 2014

AC

allen Meadows awarded this wine a

rating of

93-95

, stating, “I very much like

this understated effort as it is an exercise

in harmony and refinement and while

there is the usual taut muscularity of a

classic Corton-Charlemagne, it certainly

doesn’t lack for elegance either.” He

recommends a drinking date of 2026+.

(

burghound.com

, June 15, 2016)

TaSTING NOTE:

Very sexy aromas of

apple, wild herbs, spices and soil. Boasts

outstanding breadth and sweetness,

with lovely savory complexity to the flavors

ofmedicinal herbs, citrus fruits and powdered

stone. Really superb tension in the mouth

here. The echoing, building finish conveys

an impression of outstanding density and

a strong saline character. Showing spec-

tacularly today but it’s hard to believe that

this wine won’t shut down in bottle at

some point. Drinkingwindow: 2021-2032.

Score:

95

(Stephen Tanzer,

vinous.com

,

Sept. 2016)

118646 (XD) 750 mL $237.00

DOMAINE BOUCHARD PÈRE & FILS

CHEVALIERSMONTRACHET GRAND

CRU 2014

AC

TaSTING NOTE:

Discreet notes of wood

and petrol add breadth to the cool and pure

aromas of citrus, acacia blossom, wet stone

and green apple. There is excellent volume

and cut to the tension-filled large-scaled

flavors that brim with minerality before

concluding in a palate staining, powerful

and beautifully persistent finish. This is

actually quite rich for a young Chevalier

and while it should certainly reward up to a

decade of cellaring I suspect that in much

the same fashion as the Corton-Charle-

magne that it should drink well after only

a few years. Drink: 2022+. Score:

93

(allenMeadows,

burghound.com

, June 15,

2016)

88708 (XD) 750 mL $345.00