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12 VINTAGES

MAILLY EXCEPTION BLANCHE

GRAND CRU BRUT CHAMPAGNE

2004

AC

TASTING NOTE: This is a blend of

fruit from the Montagne de Reims

and the Côte des Blancs. The result

is a wine that is now showing maturity

while not completely losing the apricot

and pineapple-flavored fruits. A taut

mineral texture lies behind the richness,

suggesting that this wine will age further.

Ideally drink from 2018. Cellar Selection.

Score:

94

(Roger Voss,

Wine Enthusiast

,

Dec. 1, 2016)

418335 (XD) 750 mL $105.00

KRUG CLOS D’AMBONNAY BLANC

DE NOIRS BRUT CHAMPAGNE 2000

AC

TASTING NOTE: An elegant, almost

ethereal Champagne, showing a subtle

richness and power, with vibrant acidity

and a beautifully creamy mousse carrying

the finely meshed flavors of Chambord

liqueur, singed orange peel, biscuit

and spun honey, accented by hints of

toasted almond, saline and smoke that

gain momentum and echo on the finish.

Disgorged autumn 2013. Drink now

through 2025. Score:

95

(Alison Napjus,

winespectator.com

, Nov. 30, 2015)

91827 (XD) 750 mL $3,025.00

HENRIOT CHAMPAGNE BRUT

MILLÉSIMÉ 2000

With gift box, AC

There are many ways to qualify

success, but in the world of wine one

of the most telling is longevity. This

can refer to the ability of a particular

wine to age and evolve, delivering

pleasure, over decades, but it can also

be applied to ownership. Champagne

Henriot has been family-owned

and -operated since it was founded in

1808. This remarkable accomplishment

is even more impressive when you

consider how many family operations

in Champagne have been absorbed

into larger interests over the years. To

craft this 2000 Brut Millésimé, fruit

from more than 15 cru sites was blended.

The blend was 55% Chardonnay,

sourced primarily from the Côtes des

Blancs, and 45% Pinot Noir, mostly

harvested in the Montagne de

Reims area.

516591 (XD) 1500 mL $270.00

FRANCE

– LOIRE

WHITE WINE

ALPHONSE MELLOT

LES ROMAINS SANCERRE 2014

AC

TASTING NOTE: The 2014 Sancerre

les Romains reflects the combination of

flint on limestone soils in a 1.2-hectare

plot with vines averaging 65 years of

age. The wine opens extremely pure

and clear on the nose, with tea and floral

aromas intertwined with white fruit and

lemon flavors. On the palate, this is a

very pure, fresh and firmly structured

Sancerre provided with great precision,

tension and length. There is almost no

fruit in this bare wine, at least no charm,

but it does have purity, austerity, tension

and lots of complexity. A great Sancerre!

Drink: 2016-2026. Score:

95

(Stephan

Reinhardt,

robertparker.com

, Oct. 28,

2016)

518282 (XD) 750 mL $75.00

MOULIN TOUCHAIS COTEAUX

DU LAYON 1994

AC

TASTING NOTE: Time has added a dry,

taut edge to the core of mango, white

peach and papaya flavors, with extra

chamomile and honeysuckle nuances

filling in liberally on the finish. Lovely

green tea and white ginger echoes

as well. Impressive for this rather modest

vintage. Drink now through 2019.

Score:

91

(James Molesworth,

winespectator.com

, 2016)

523316 (S)

750 mL $44.00

THE CLASSICS COLLECTION

NOVEMBER 2017