- Giulia Negri Barolo La Tartufaia 2010 Product #29760 (In Stock)
What happens with a top Burgundy winemaker (Jean-Michel Guillon) encourages friends and importers of wines from France (Olivier Daubresse) and Spain (Jonas Gustafsson) to import a Barolo from Italy? When the Barolo is the stunning 2010 La Tartufaia from young Giulia Negri – aka “BaroloGirl”, something pretty magical results!
Giulia is a child of Barolo (her family owns the well-respected Serrandenari estate), and has struck out on her own to make Chardonnay, Pinot Noir (which is how she met Jean-Michel), and a classically styled, very pure, Nebbiolo from Barolo’s great 2010 vintage. Very pure, lifted, scents of red and black berries waft from the glass with accents of tobacco, plum, dried rose petal, and tar. It’s nicely relaxed and pure – especially at this young age – on the palate, with juicy red/black fruits, dark chocolate, licorice, tobacco, and hints of smoky oak. With air, a little truffle and potpourri emerge and the fruit flavors get deeper and more prominent as the wine sails on to a generous finish over sweet, ripe, tannins. Round and rich, this tempts right now with big tannins that melt away nicely but will become more exciting and explosive from 2017 – 2025.
- Thibault Liger-Belair Hautes Cotes De Nuits Prieure 2012 Product #29162 (In Stock)
Delicious after an hour's decant and built to give pleasure for 10 years or more. Lovely value.
"The 2012 Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Nuits Le Clos du Prieure´ is a gorgeous wine at this level. Juicy and expressive, the 2012 jumps from the glass with layers of dark fruit, all supported by serious tannins and overall structure. Iron, dark red fruit and an array of ferrous notes add dimensions of complexity. Today it is rich and imposing to the core." Antonio Galloni 90-92 points
"The 2012 Bourgogne Hautes-Cotes de Nuits Le Clos du Prieure comes from a 1.10-hectare vineyard close to the village of Arcenant, on rich limestone and marl soils. The nose is open with vibrant, floral black currant and cassis aromas. The palate is energetic with superb acidity and immense purity, the terroir coming through on the mineral rich finish. Outstanding – this comes highly recommended."Wine Advocate 89-91 points