Previous Page  12 / 64 Next Page
Information
Show Menu
Previous Page 12 / 64 Next Page
Page Background

10 VINTAGES

THE CLASSICS COLLECTION

NOVEMBER 2017

CHÂTEAU D’AMPUIS

CÔTE-RÔTIE 2013

AC

(E. Guigal)

TASTING NOTE: Tasted as a final blend

and scheduled to be bottled just after

my visit, the 2013 Côte Rôtie Chateau

d’Ampuis is a smokin’ good wine in

the vintage. Deep, concentrated and

structured, with classic and masculine

notes of graphite, smoked black fruits

and crushed rocks, this full-bodied

beauty has bright acidity, ripe tannin

and beautiful length. It needs 7-8 years

of cellaring to hit maturity and will have

two to three decades of overall longevity.

Score:

94+

(Jeb Dunnuck,

robert

parker.com

, Dec. 30, 2016)

398081 (XD) 750 mL $157.00

480871 (XD) 1500 mL $312.00

SOUTHERN RHÔNE

RED WINE

CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE CUVÉE

ELISABETH CHAMBELLAN 2015

AC

(Père Caboche)

TASTING NOTE: Offering framboise,

strawberry, licorice and spice, the

2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Elisabeth

Chambellan is medium to full-bodied,

layered and nicely concentrated, with

a great texture, ample fruit and sweet

tannin. It screams Grenache and will

have 10-15 years of overall longevity.

Score:

90-92

(Jeb Dunnuck,

robert

parker.com

, Oct. 28, 2016)

524611 (XD) 750 mL $49.00

CLOS DES PAPES

CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2015

AC

TASTING NOTE: The 2015 Chateauneuf

du Pape is reminiscent of a slightly

improved 2005 and has a fresh, classic

style with beautiful concentration, notable

freshness, first-rate tannin quality, and

the classic spice and sweet red and black

fruits this cuvee is known for. I suspect

this beauty will close down relatively

quickly after bottling and take 5-6 years

to show at its best, but it will drink well

for 15+ years. Drink Date: 2021-2036.

Score:

94-96

(Jeb Dunnuck,

robert

parker.com

, Oct. 28, 2016)

398305 (XD) 750 mL $139.00

MAS DE BOISLAUZON

CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2015

AC

TASTING NOTE: Delicious fruit, classic

and classy. This demonstrates charm

and finesse with a spherical feel.

True Châteauneuf, as it should be.

Drink: 2018-2033. Score:

94

(John

Livingstone-Learmonth,

decanter.com,

Nov. 1, 2016)

244269 (XD) 750 mL $63.00

WHITE WINE

CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL

CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE BLANC

2015

AC

TASTING NOTE: The 2015 Châteauneuf

du Pape Blanc offers classic, gorgeous

notes of buttered citrus, honeycomb,

stone fruits and hints of pineapple. It’s

a fresh, medium to full-bodied, elegant

white that will put on a touch of weight

by the time it’s bottled; it will have [the]

ability to drink well for 3-4 years and keep

for decades. Score:

92-94

(Jeb Dunnuck,

robertparker.com

, Oct. 28, 2016)

932590 (XD) 750 mL $92.00

FRANCE

– ALSACE

WHITE WINE

BARMÈS-BUECHER STEINGRUBLER

RIESLING 2014

AC Alsace Grand Cru

TASTING NOTE: After a touch of funky

reduction, beautiful hints of herbs appear:

yarrow and lemon balm play alongside

lemon and crisp green-apple aromas.

On the palate, these notions all remain

taut along a very linear, slender but

concentrated body that owes more to

citrus than to apples. There is a powerful

enduring core of fruit and stone that

will make this last. The flavors echo long

and leave the mouth totally clean.

Drink now through 2035. Score:

95

(Anne Krebiehl, MW,

Wine Enthusiast

,

April 1, 2017)

523340 (XD) 750 mL $51.00

BOECKEL WIEBELSBERG

RIESLING 2013

AC Alsace Grand Cru

TASTING NOTE: Soft perfume subsumes

citrus, apple and peach. All three are

referenced in equal measure on the dry,

clean palate. This has a soft aspect but

is nonetheless fresh, taut, concentrated

and linear. It comes with huge charm

and clarity and finishes with pure, zesty

dryness and pure, pervasive and lasting

apple notes. Still young, oozing potential.

Drink 2017-2030. Score:

94

(Anne

Krebiehl, MW,

Wine Enthusiast

, April 1,

2016)

419846 (XD) 750 mL $37.00