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6 VINTAGES

THE CLASSICS COLLECTION

NOVEMBER 2017

FRANCE

– BURGUNDY

CÔTE DE NUITS

RED WINE

AURÉLIEN VERDET NUITS

ST. GEORGES AUX BOUDOTS

1

ER

CRU 2014

AC

TASTING NOTE: This is fluid, with black

cherry and violet flavors shaded by

spice and mineral details. Shows depth

and structure, though this firms up on

the finish. Dusty tannins coat the gums.

Best from 2022 through 2040. Score:

94

(Bruce Sanderson,

winespectator.com

,

May 31, 2017)

442871 (XD) 750 mL $136.00

CHANSON GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN

2014

AC

TASTING NOTE: A gorgeous red, exuding

a harmonious combination of ripe, sweet

cherry, black currant and smoke flavors.

Firmly structured, with fine concentration

and a lingering aftertaste of spice. Best

from 2020 through 2035. Score:

92

(Bruce Sanderson,

winespectator.com

,

May 31, 2017)

525782 (XD) 750 mL $73.00

CÔTE DE BEAUNE

RED WINE

BOUCHARD PÈRE & FILS

SANTENAY 2015

AC

Dating to 1731, Bouchard Père & Fils is

one of the oldest properties in Burgundy.

The wines of Santenay are typically

earthy and quite full-bodied. This one is

from a vintage in which the Pinot across

Burgundy is displaying a notably rich

and powerful character. In their evaluation

of the vintage,

Decanter

called the 2015

reds “... wines for the long haul, with

serious reserves of ripe tannins hidden

behind their generous fruit: they will

deserve patience ...” (

decanter.com,

Jan

.

27, 2017)

684647 (XD) 750 mL $35.00

VINCENT GIRARDIN VIEILLES

VIGNES SANTENAY 2015

AC

Sourced from vines more than 45 years

old, grown in clay and limestone, the

grapes for this wine are hand-harvested

and sorted twice to ensure that no

damaged fruit is taken. Vincent Girardin,

a native of Burgundy, began producing

wine in Santenay over 35 years ago.

He favours a truly minimal-intervention

approach to winemaking, and the wine

is bottled without fining or filtering.

Expect a structured and complex wine

with dark cherry, mineral and light

smoke notes.

435552 (XD) 750 mL $44.00

LOUIS JADOT CÉLÉBRATION

BEAUNE 1

ER

CRU 2012

AC

TASTING NOTE: A subtle touch of wood

sets off ripe and relatively elegant notes

of earth, dark cherry and spice. The

mid-palate is dense, serious and powerful

with plenty of mouth coating sap that

helps to buffer the very firm tannic spine

on the moderately austere, backward and

built-to-age finale. While this is presently

backward it should be approachable after

6 to 8 years of bottle age though note

that it should live for a very long time. For

readers having a child or grandchild in

2012 this would be a good choice to

buy in quantity at a price that won’t break

the bank. Drink: 2024+. Outstanding.

Score:

92

(Allen Meadows,

burghound.

com

, April 15, 2015)

528539 (XD) 750 mL $70.00

528554 (XD) 1500 mL $143.00