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THE CLASSICS COLLECTION

DECEMBER 2017

30 VINTAGES

WHITE WINE

BOUCHARD PÈRE & FILS

MONTRACHET GRAND CRU 2015

AC

TASTING NOTE: There is a hint of

exoticism to the citrus, pear and white

peach suffused nose that is presently

trimmed in a noticeable, if very slight,

touch of sulfur. The rich and extremely

concentrated big-bodied flavors possess

an impressive amount of dry extract as

well as excellent length. Not surprisingly

this is definitely going to need time as

it’s on the monolithic side today and there

isn’t quite the same sense of energy

compared to the La Cabotte. Those items

duly noted, my rating offers the benefit

of the doubt that this will harmonize in

time because at the time of my tasting it

had been in bottle for barely 45 days.

Score:

94

(Allen Meadows,

burghound.com

,

June 11, 2017)

402040 (XD) 750 mL $903.00

DOMAINE BACHELET-MONNOT

CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET 2015

AC

TASTING NOTE: Rich and dense, showing

delicate flavors of lemon cake, white

peach and well-integrated oak spice.

Vibrant acidity keeps this balanced, and

the finish carries through effortlessly.

Drink now through 2025. Score:

93

(Bruce Sanderson,

winespectator.com

,

Aug. 31, 2017)

435677 (XD) 750 mL $73.00

JOSEPH DROUHIN MONTRACHET

MARQUIS DE LAGUICHE

GRAND CRU 2015

AC

TASTING NOTE: Deep aromas of white

peach, gunflint, clove, iodine and white

pepper. Penetrating, spicy wine with

terrific mineral spine and thrust. Expands

impressively in the mouth, conveying

a strong impression of dry extract and

energy. Nothing fat or heavy about this

Montrachet – and no easy sweetness

either. Delivers a captivating balance

of fruit, minerality and acidity and finishes

with resounding length and serious kick.

Score:

93-95

(Stephen Tanzer,

vinous.com

,

Sept. 2016)

670323 (XD) 750 mL $960.00

PATRICK JAVILLIER LES TILLETS

MEURSAULT 2015

AC

TASTING NOTE: Tight, pure aromas of

lime, white peach, minerals and crushed

rock. Doesn’t offer quite the urgent

intensity or early balance of the Clos du

Cromin, but insidious ripe acidity and

a dusty, tactile quality give shape to the

sweet lime and stone fruit flavors.

Score:

89-91

(Stephen Tanzer,

vinous.com

,

June 2016)

714899 (XD) 750 mL $94.00

SYLVAIN LANGOUREAU

LE CHAMPLOT SAINT-AUBIN

1

ER

CRU 2015

AC

TASTING NOTE: A ripe, fresh and

well-layered nose is composed primarily

of white orchard fruit, and in particular

essence of pear, along with hints of spice

and honey. The exceptionally rounded

and pliant flavors possess good

mid-palate density before concluding

in a saline-inflected and sappy finish.

This should drink well young too.

Drink: 2020+. Score:

90

(Allen Meadows,

burghound.com

, June 11, 2017)

523746 (XD) 750 mL $51.00