If the 1990 became a cult favorite and the 1995 enjoyed sudden celebrity from a sterling review from the incredibly sharp David Schildknecht, then the 1997 may turn out to be the most impressive one to date.
The Champagnes of Agrapart represent some of the most captivating and soil inflected examples of the Côte des Blancs. They are some of the most refined, tensely mineral and simply impressive Champagnes around.
If Volnay had a Grand Cru, many Burgundy experts say it would be Les Caillerets. The profile of Les Caillerets is one of tension-filled fineness and crystal clear elegance. The light-reflective pebbles that give the site its name also lend a deep mineral character to the...
Lauer's Senior is one of the most authentic, personality-filled Rieslings. It has a beautiful clarity and simplicity in poise and presentation. As always, our advice is to stock up.
The scale, the buckets of deep, layered minerality that the 2012 Corton-Charlemagne offers up is startling. The fact that it remains agile and finessed really highlights just how special this wine is in 2012.
I can say without the slighted exaggeration that this is one of the world's great, singular wines.
La Bota's #50 marks the 3rd release of this old, single barrel Manzanilla. It's a wine that's released infrequently, something like every two years and in tiny quantities....
The 2007 Hermitage Blanc Ex Voto delivers an outrageous concentration and layered complexity. There's irresistible suggestions of white truffles, exotic spices and a trail of finely crushed rocks that offer a beautiful back drop to the wine's clear stone fruits. I strongly...
Keller's Kirschspiel can be summed up in one word: mineral. It's razor sharp, with a form that is so agile and seamless. Beautiful high-toned fruit (lemon, lime zest), astounding clarity (you can smell the limestone) and incredible grip.