Lilbert's Champagnes capture Côte des Blancs' chalky, kinetic energy with a striking precision, whispering nuance and captivating complexity. They thrive on finesse and an intricately complicated presentation of saline minerality, chalk, and always complex and precise length.
Duplessis' 2012 Les Clos dramatizes the brilliance, texture and overall, pristine nature of the vintage. There's an incredible amount of depth combined with zippy citrus notes and loads of seashell minerality. All of this is cast in very sharp focus.
This is as pure, as focused, as intense, as filigreed an expression of dry Riesling as exists. Abtserde seems to consolidate the best attributes of Keller's Hubacker, Kirchspiel and Morstein and take them to a thunderingly complex conclusion. It has the power of Hubacker...
To focus only on how packed and powerful Clos des Epeneaux is would miss a key component. With time, it's capable of heartbreaking elegance. For all of its muscle, as Clos des Epeneaux evolves, an emphatic silken element emerges.
Colin-Morey's 2011s are just stunning. Pierre-Yves himself said that the 2011 is notable for its balance. It's a sort of elusive descriptor, but within that delicate equilibrium lies the vintage's clear fruit, harnessed with intense minerality, richness, and vigor that are...
The 1990 R.D. has long been one of my favorite relatively recent releases. It's only grown more so with post-disgorgement aging. The depth and nuance have really flourished since its release. The 1990 shows the toasty, nuttiness of its long lees aging married to a dazzling...
A bottle of Vignes de Mon Père can easily quiet a room of seasoned wine drinkers.Vignes de Mon Père is one of Ganevat's most limited wines.
Bachelet's Gevrey VV is exceptional, in the greatest sense of the word.If I had to pick one bottling from Denis Bachelet, it would be Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes. His Charmes is, for us, without a doubt the best Charmes out there, but considering both quality and value,...