Thirteen scary good specials....
Stock up on some top wines at great prices.
Domaine Dubreuil-Fontaine Corton Clos du Roi Grand Cru 2013
Save 25% Special $119.95
Burghound: (from a .62 ha parcel). Here too there is just enough wood to warrant noting though it is sufficiently subtle that the expressive aromas of earth, game, smoke, forest floor and dark berry fruit aromas have no trouble being appreciated. There is excellent size, weight and power to the full-bodied flavors that possess excellent punch and ample minerality on the balanced, complex and solidly persistent finish. Note that this will require patience. 92 Points
Domaine Anne Gros and Jean-Paul Tollot Minervois La Ciaude 2012
Save 50% Special $36.75
Jeb Dunnuck - eRobert Parker:The 2012 Minervois La Ciaude, which is mostly old-vine Carignan with smaller parts Syrah and Grenache, also has serious minerality to go with tangy black cherry, black fruits, leather and violet aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, tight, energetic and elegant, it will have a decade of longevity. 91 Points
Domaine Henri and Gilles Buisson Saint Romain Sous la Velle Blanc 2013
Save 33% Special $46.60
Sous la Velle - under the village. This vineyard is directly opposite Sous Roche on the other side of the amphitheatre. This side of the valley is known for Chardonnay and Buisson's 50 year old vines are grown on the clayey soils over a marl-stone base. Vine age 60+ years.
The bunches are 50% destemmed and lightly crushed. Twelve months in French oak, 10% of which is new.
Chateau Beauchene Cotes-du-Rhone Grande Reserve Rouge 2014 Case of 12 Bottles
Save 20% Special $239.50
The Cotes du Rhone Grande Réserve is produced from a blend of 60% Grenache, 27% Syrah, 10% Carignan and 3% Cinsault.
The grapes come from two parcels - the first north of Orange on slightly stony and clayey calcareous soils, the second south of Orange on alluvial terraces with many pebbles. The vine age is 30 to 50 years.
The grapes are destemmed and macerated for around 15 days. Aging is in oak barriques for 6 to 12 months.
Domaine Gourt de Mautens IGP Vaucluse Rouge MAGNUM 2010
Save 40% Special $119.95
Stephen Tanzer: Inky ruby. Expressive aromas of black raspberry, cassis, potpourri and cracked pepper, with a hint of anise in the background. Intensely flavored, penetrating, precise and quite elegant, showing impressive spicy lift to its dark berry and lavender pastille flavors. Finishes extremely long, with fine-grained tannins, bright mineral cut and lingering spiciness. 93 Points
Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2011
Save 30% Special $165.00
Jeb Dunnuck, The Rhone Report: Easily the most rich and concentrated, the 2011 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes might just be the wine of the vintage. A blend of 85% Grenache, 10% Syrah, and the balance a mix of varieties, aged 25% in barrel (40% of which are new), it offers up aromas of blackberry liqueur, roasted meats, graphite, licorice, and wet stone-like minerality. Full-bodied, lavishly textured, fresh, and surprisingly structured, with big, mouth coating tannin and good acidity, it will be one of the few 2011s to require bottle age, as well as one of the longer-lived wines in the vintage. 93-96 Points
Domaine Chevillon-Chezeaux Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru Les Porets 2013
Save 40% $76.50
A tiny holding of 0.23 hectares. Located close to Les St-Georges this vineyard is powerful and structured with wild aromatics and often a note of liquorice. A great drink from a very reliable producer at a super special price. Only 24 bottles available.
Domaine Jean Chauvenet Nuits-St-Georges MAGNUM 2012
Save 33% Special $163.30
The perfect bottle for a party!
Burghound: An overtly sauvage nose of earth, humus, underbrush and dark berry liqueur-like aromas is in keeping with the rich, generous and markedly ripe middle weight flavors that possess excellent concentration. There is an abundance of dry extract that really coats the palate on the mildly rustic but complex finish. This is a very fine Nuits villages that isn't exactly old school but it certainly leans that direction. A Sweet Spot Wine. 89-91 Points
Domaine Tour-Saint-Michel Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Cuvee du Lion 2012
Save 40% Special $56.35
Robert Parkers's Wine Advocate: The 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Du Lion is a seriously dense barrel sample that offers traditional-seeming notes of cassis, blackberry, roasted meats and licorice to go with full-bodied richness, loads of fruit and sweet tannin on the palate. Also beautifully put together, it can be consumed on release or cellared for a decade or more. Drink 2014-2026. 91-93 Points
Chateau Tirecul la Graviere Monbazillac MADAME 2009 500ml
Save 40% Special $159.00
The vines used for this super cuvee are 50 years old. The yield an astonishingly low 2 to 6 hl/ha. That is crazy! Up to eleven passes through the vineyard are made. This is a labour of love! The wines is fermented in new French oak and then aged in new oak for 20 to 30 months.
Gault and Millau:
The sweetness of nectar honeydew. A bottom composition of the best royal jelly with a subtle touch of orange blossom. To make you crazy. The creamy texture is masterful. A beautiful vintage. 17 Points
Chateau Simian Chateauneuf-du-Pape Grandes Grenachieres d'Hippolyte 2009
750ml Normally $182.95
Save 40% Special $109.75
1500ml Magnum Normally $372.00
Save 40% Special $223.30
Robert Parkers's Wine Advocate: The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Grandes Grenachieres d'Hippolyte (95% Grenache and 5% miscellaneous grapes, all aged one year in tank) is a brilliant expression of Grenache. Aromas of licorice, raspberries and black cherries are followed by a full-bodied, opulently textured, complex, generous wine that satisfies both the hedonistic and intellectual senses. It should drink well for at least a decade. 93 Points
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