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Ch Husson Chateauneuf Du Pape Les Saintes Vierges 2008 Product #25034 (In Stock)
Ch Husson Chateauneuf Du Pape Les Saintes Vierges 2008 Ch Husson Chateauneuf Du Pape Les Saintes Vierges 2008

When Anne and Jean-Pierre Hugues purchased Ch Husson during the 2008 growing season, they decided to focus much of their energy for 2008 on the estate’s top wine, the cuvee Les Saintes Veirges. They elected to make a serious bottle of Chateauneuf, a blend of 60% old-vine Mourvedre for structure and earthy complexity and just 40% Grenache for sweetness and flesh.  Because of the high Mourvedre content, they elected to age the wine in mainly new French oak barrels.

The result in the difficult 2008 vintage is a resounding success!  Dark, dark, aromas of black raspberries, damp earth, licorice and baking spice waft from the glass.  In the mouth, definitely fuller and richer than Les Saumaudes, loaded with ripe black plum, spicy black raspberry, licorice root, violets, and earthy spice.  Firm and powerful on the finish with darkly raspy Mourvedre tannin and a touch of oak spice keeping the wine in balance.  This was very fine when I tasted it at the estate in January, but it’s already opened and gobbled up much of the wood notes in just a few months time.  Decant and enjoy with rich foods now or give it 3-4 years to soften the tannins and completely absorb the oak.

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Maillard Aloxe-Corton Grandes Lollieres 1er Cru 2008 Product #25184 (In Stock)
Maillard Aloxe-Corton Grandes Lollieres 1er Cru 2008 Maillard Aloxe-Corton Grandes Lollieres 1er Cru 2008

Always one of my favorite wines from this address, the 2008 Lollieres flirts with Grand Cru concentration at a price that's low for a good 1er Cru.  The fruit is dark and concentrated this year - black raspberry and cherry - with accents of coffee grounds, sweet spice, smoke, and roasted meat.  At first elegant and silky in the mouth, the flavors fan out nicely on the long, ripe, and energetic finish.  Already delicious with roast duck, this will improve for 10-15 years.

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Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Chassagne 1er les Chenevottes 2008 Product #25217 (In Stock)
Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Chassagne 1er les Chenevottes 2008 Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Chassagne 1er les Chenevottes 2008

Labeled for us under the Marie Bernard name to comply with Virginia's restrictive distribution rules, this is the exact same wine sold under the Marc Morey label in France and the rest of the USA.

“Outstanding. A touch of reduction knocks down the expressiveness of the nose somewhat but not enough to conceal the otherwise cool, ripe and pretty orchard fruit and citrus aromas. The delicious, rich, round and nicely plump flavors possess good mid-palate concentration and are set off against a racy, intense, detailed and lightly mineral-suffused finish that also displays a touch of austerity. Excellent.”Allen Meadows 91 points

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Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Chassagne 1er les Chenevottes 2007 Product #25218 (In Stock)
Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Chassagne 1er les Chenevottes 2007 Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Chassagne 1er les Chenevottes 2007

Labeled for us under the Marie Bernard name to comply with Virginia's restrictive distribution rules, this is the exact same wine sold under the Marc Morey label in France and the rest of the USA.

"Outstanding. Notes of ripe orchard fruit, citrus, floral and brioche give way to discreetly wood-influenced medium full flavors that are round yet detailed and pack really lovely intensity on the palate staining and lingering finish that possesses a seductive mouth feel." Allen Meadows 91 points

“Intensely ripe scents of Normandy cider, peach, and decadent lily on the nose of Marc Morey 2007 Chassagne Montrachet Les Chenevottes are followed by a surprisingly chalky and dense – by no means over-ripe or too-soft – palate impression, with subtly tart and juicy apple, pineapple, and peach serving for refreshment. Faintly bitter fruit pit notes are nicely integrated to offer a bit of counterpoint, and the forward fruit and lushness of finish here will make it a crowd pleaser. It’s not as though there are no mineral aspects here: a certain sense of chalkiness is very much present.” Wine Advocate 90 points

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Vieux Telegraphe Ch-du-pape La Crau Rouge 2009 Product #25202 (In Stock)
Vieux Telegraphe Ch-du-pape La Crau Rouge 2009 Vieux Telegraphe Ch-du-pape La Crau Rouge 2009

Always one of the Rhone's best, the 2009 VT is something special. Air it out now or cellar for a decade.

"(65% grenache, 15% each of mourvedre and syrah, and the rest all the other varieties; aged in a combination of foudres and concrete): Bright ruby. Intense red fruit and potpourri aromas show excellent precision and a suave, spicy character. Licorice and lavender nuances add complexity to juicy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors, with the wine putting on weight in the glass. Finishes taut and youthfully tangy, with echoing licorice and spice notes."International Wine Cellar 93 points

"This is crammed with fruit, spice and structure, as braised fig, plum skin, cassis and anise notes wrestle with roasted apple wood, melted red licorice and tar for now. The embedded grip should carry the finish until this assimilates fully. Best from 2014 through 2024."Wine Spectator 94 points

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Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Chassagne 1er Les Vergers 2007 Product #25220 (In Stock)
Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Chassagne 1er Les Vergers 2007 Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Chassagne 1er Les Vergers 2007

Labeled for us under the Marie Bernard name to comply with Virginia's restrictive distribution rules, this is the exact same wine sold under the Marc Morey label in France and the rest of the USA.

“Outstanding. Moderate golden color. A perfumed nose of straw, citrus and white peach leads to intense, delicious and beautifully well-detailed middle weight flavors culminate in a long, mouth coating and impressively long finish. I quite like this as there is just a touch of backend austerity that confers a "clean" and refreshing character to the finish without falling over into severity. In sum, lovely juice with 3 to 5 years of upside potential, perhaps a bit more.” Allen Meadows 91 points

“The Marc Morey 2007 Chassagne Montrachet Les Vergers smells of honeysuckle, lily, lime, and honeydew melon; comes to the palate lush in texture yet lusciously juicy; and finishes with chalk and stone undertones that offer a perfect foil to the dripping ripeness of melon and liquid flowers. Hints of lime zest and red currant in the finish offer further counterpoint and serve for a bit of invigoration. This is irresistible already, although I imagine one could hold if for a half dozen years.” Wine Advocate 91 points

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Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Chassagne 1er En Virondot 2007 Product #25222 (In Stock)
Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Chassagne 1er En Virondot 2007 Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Chassagne 1er En Virondot 2007

Labeled for us under the Marie Bernard name to comply with Virginia's restrictive distribution rules, this is the exact same wine sold under the Marc Morey label in France and the rest of the USA.

“Outstanding. A pretty and attractively scented nose features notes of citrus, baking spice, lychee nut and rose water that precedes the nicely rich, round and relatively powerful medium-bodied flavors that possess excellent focus and drive on the impressively long and mineral-driven finish. After two hours in a decanter, this was a radically different, and better, wine than when it was initially opened.” Allen Meadows 91 points

“From a steep, rocky section of vines above the Caillerets, the Marc Morey 2007 Chassagne Montrachet En Virondot offers an aromatic and gustatory combination of brine and meat stock mingled with fresh lemon – along with an eventually sense of overt chalkiness – remind me of Chablis. Crystalline mineral aspects seem to shimmer through the citrus, leading to a refreshing and invigorating finish. Some tasters might find this lacking in sweetness of fruit, although there is a Chenin-like note of quince. This is one of Mollard's most interesting wines of the vintage, and should prove fascinating to follow over at least the next 5-6 years.” Wine Advocate 91 points

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Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Chassagne 1er En Virondot 2006 Product #25223 (In Stock)
Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Chassagne 1er En Virondot 2006 Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Chassagne 1er En Virondot 2006

Labeled for us under the Marie Bernard name to comply with Virginia's restrictive distribution rules, this is the exact same wine sold under the Marc Morey label in France and the rest of the USA.

“Outstanding. This is unusually ripe for this cru as the elevated placement of the vineyard typically makes for very cool and reserved wines when young. A green fruit, citrus and pear nose merges gracefully into refined, pure and focused flavors that are also a bit more powerful than usual though there is plenty of the hallmark minerality and vibrancy on the impressively long and fine finish. Lovely juice.” Allen Meadows 91 points

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Bzikot Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatieres 2009 Product #25156 (In Stock)
Bzikot Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatieres 2009 Bzikot Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatieres 2009

 

Sylvan considers this his top wine, and I know folks who have served it blind against Leflaive's Folatieres and seen most people prefer it. Certainly, he has crafted a wonderful wine in 2009. As you'd expect, here you'll find plenty of 2009's big ripeness here, but also the fine acid/mineral character of classic white Burgundy. Apple and stone fruits, a touch of lime skin, fresh butter and hazelnut flavors and aromas all swirl in a smooth-textured wine with just the right amount of acidity at the end. Enjoyable now with rich foods and sure to improve over the next 5-10 years.  


 

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Bzikot Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Perrieres 2009 Product #25157 (In Stock)
Bzikot Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Perrieres 2009 Bzikot Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Perrieres 2009

 

While Sylvan considers Folatieres his best wine, year-after-year, it's the 1er Cru Les Perrieres that takes the prize for me. Perhaps a smidge less concentrated than Folatieres, but even more mineral, precise, and defined to my taste. A wonderfully complex nose of chalk, limestone, lime, apple, and a bunch of other stuff I can't name. In the mouth, the wine is pure and deep with ripe stone fruit, melon, minerals, and emerging nut and fresh butter notes. Long and very persistent on the finish. A great wine, but not much at all available. 

 

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Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Puligny 1er Les Referts 2007 Product #25225 (In Stock)
Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Puligny 1er Les Referts 2007 Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Puligny 1er Les Referts 2007

“From contract fruit, the Marc Morey 2007 Puligny-Montrachet Les Referts is dominated by nut oils, lime, white peach, and honey, playing against chalk, salt and iodine, in a display that hints at Chablis or at Riesling. This is silken-textured, irresistibly luscious, and forward, yet not without mineral fascination, and lingeringly savory. I would expect it to perform well for 5-6 years, but can see no other good reason to wait.” Wine Advocate 92 points

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Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Puligny 1er Les Referts 2008 Product #25224 (In Stock)
Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Puligny 1er Les Referts 2008 Marie Bernard (Marc Morey) Puligny 1er Les Referts 2008

Labeled for us under the Marie Bernard name to comply with Virginia's restrictive distribution rules, this is the exact same wine sold under the Marc Morey label in France and the rest of the USA.

“Outstanding. Here there is a completely different aromatic expression with its nose of white peach, spiced pear and vague suggestion of the exotic that merges into textured and highly seductive flavors that possess a satiny mouth feel on the pure and energetic finish. This is a really wonderful effort with laser-like focus and a beguiling sense of overall harmony.” Allen Meadows 91 points

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Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve Toscana 2008 Product #25046 (In Stock)
Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve Toscana 2008 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve Toscana 2008

Back in the 1970s and 1980s, Fontodi was already one of Chianti’s most outstanding producers, but was frustrated by the region’s regulations that required Chianti to contain inferior grapes blended with the estate’s great Sangiovese.  The family crated Flaccianello as a “super-Tuscan’ in 1981 to show the world how great a 100% Sangiovese, oak-aged, wine could be.  One of the first all-Sangiovese super-Tuscans, and still among the best wines in all of Tuscany.

“The pureness of fruit is so intense here. It’s also so clean and beautiful. The wine shows fabulous aromas of flowers, blueberries, and raspberries. It’s full-bodied, with chocolate, licorice, and plums. The texture is very velvety. This is a wine in near perfect proportions.”  James Suckling 97 Points.

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