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Alain Gras Auxey Duresses Rouge 2010 750ml
Alain Gras Auxey Duresses Rouge 2010 750ml
Price: $43.99
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Alain Gras, one of the most talented vignerons in the Cote de Beaune, essentially put his tiny appellation of Saint-Roman on the map. While little known in the States, Alain Gras’ wines stud the wine lists of many Michelin-starred restaurants in France. This fresh, complex ’10 Auxey Duresse Rouge--a wine made from vines over a hundred years old--shows why. An intense wine, it unfolds to show uncommon depth, great suppleness and a velvety mouth-feel, all the better to complement its ripe, sappy fruit. Only 300-500 cases made of this Auxey that drinks like a Chambolle Musigny 1er Cru.
Chateau Belair Monange St. Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classe 2007 750ml
Chateau Belair Monange St. Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classe 2007 750ml
Price: $72.00

A wine made in the vineyard with non-interventionist practices, this ’07 St-Émilion shines even in a difficult vintage, but given that the estate’s storied history, this is hardly surprising. In the nose and on the palate, berries kiss the forest floor, as smoke and spice waft, exotically. Cheery acidity, velvety tannins, and a noteworthy structure complete the Chateau Belair profile. Sweet fruit, smoke, and floral aromatics engage in a delicate dance; however, the ‘07’s serious structure guides this waltz with a commanding hand. Crafted from organically grown grapes and made with non-interventionist protocol, including manual labor and only natural yeasts, the Château Bélair-Monange offers a pure expression of Saint-Émilion terroir.
Chateau Lagrange St Julien 2005 750ml
Chateau Lagrange St Julien 2005 750ml
Price: $100.37

Chateau Clinet 2008 750ml
Chateau Clinet 2008 750ml
Price: $109.00

Reflecting its extended, cool growing season, the ’08 Pomerol from Clinet bristles with energy, saturates the palate with purple and blue fruits, studs the cheeks with chewy tannins, and shows myriad layers of flavor notes. A seductive nose of brambly berries and plums, melted chocolate, pencil lead, lilac petals, licorice and espresso wafts from the glass, echoing on the palate that marries savory and sweet notes with terrific balance. Just entering its drinking window, this wine will be enjoyable for decades to come. In 2008, this wine is a blend of 85% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, deriving from vines averaging 45 years of age; the wine aged in a mixture of 60% new barriques and 40% used.
Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 2008 375ml
Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 2008 375ml
Price: $179.00
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The ’08 d'Yquem Sauternes is a knockout. Spiced orchard fruits, crushed river rocks, delicate oak, pressed flower petals and kisses of tropical fruits mingle and meld into a seamless, delicate and sneakily powerful whole. Lush as this wine is, it holds a serious acidic spine that drives it to a lingering, dense finish. Château d'Yquem’s skilled pickers hand-select the vines’ fully botrytized fruit, and yields are so low that each vine produces only one glass of wine. Vintage after vintage, Château d'Yquem continues to set the bar not merely for Sauternes, but for fine dessert wines around the world.
Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 2006 375ml
Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 2006 375ml
Price: $179.00

Delightfully pure and transparent, the ’06 d’Yquem bursts from the glass with a profusion of exotic white flowers, coconut, beeswax, and succulent stone and citrus fruits. This is a very fresh d’Yquem bottling that privileges delicacy and raciness over opulence and richness. A bass note of buttery saline minerals adds complexity to a lovely, complex wine. Château d'Yquem’s skilled pickers hand-select the vines’ fully botrytized fruit, and yields are so low that each vine produces only one glass of wine. Vintage after vintage, Château d'Yquem continues to set the bar not merely for Sauternes, but for fine dessert wines around the world.
Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 2005 375ml
Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 2005 375ml
Price: $199.00
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Concentrated yet pure, acidic yet rich, spicy yet fruit-laden, the ’05 d'Yquem Sauternes embraces its opposites to create a thrilling, delicious experience. Green stone fruits, honeyed citrus, almond paste, exotic spices, and crushed flower petals burst from the glass; on the palate, this medium-sweet wine shows structure and delicacy, offset by luscious unctuousness. Château d'Yquem’s skilled pickers hand-select the vines’ fully botrytized fruit, and yields are so low that each vine produces only one glass of wine. Vintage after vintage, Château d'Yquemcontinues to set the bar not merely for Sauternes, but for fine dessert wines around the world.
Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 1er Cru Superieur 1989 375ml
Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 1er Cru Superieur 1989 375ml
Price: $209.00

Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 2010 375ml
Chateau d'Yquem Sauternes 2010 375ml
Price: $249.00

Supple, elegant and profoundly mineral, the ’10 d’Yquem reflects its dry, cool growing year in its sublime freshness and its terrific aromatics. Luscious stone and tropical fruits, crushed herbs, citrus zest, brown baking spices and steely notes dance in this wine’s entrancing nose. Sweet but never cloying, this wine suffuses the palate with keenly delineated kaleidoscopic flavors and lingers on its seamless, energetic finish. Château d'Yquem’s skilled pickers hand-select the vines’ fully botrytized fruit, and yields are so low that each vine produces only one glass of wine. Vintage after vintage, Château d'Yquem continues to set the bar not merely for Sauternes, but for fine dessert wines around the world.
Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou 2010 "Saint-Julien" 2eme Grand Cru Classe en 1855
Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou 2010 "Saint-Julien" 2eme Grand Cru Classe en 1855 750ml
Price: $289.00

One of the great Château Ducru Beaucaillou ever produced, this incredible wine vies for the top wine produced in the Saint-Julien appellation for 2010. Composed of a very high portion of Cabernet Sauvignon with 10% Merlot, the wine’s color is deep purple with an inky hue. The aromas are deep and concentrated with the hallmark scents of pure cassis, spice, chocolate truffles, and a strong cedar smell coming from the 95% new oak used during the 18 months of aging in barrique. Polished, powerful, long, fresh, pure and clean, this wine offers layers of chocolate covered black cherries resonate in the finish. This regal Bordeaux wine remains on your palate for close to a minute.