Miani's Friulano takes Friuli’s indigenous grape and creates an elegantly woven tapestry of ripe stone fruits, flowers and rocky minerality. If you're looking for evidence of how Miani is "without peer," the way he handles Friulano drives this home. No expression of this...
What I love about the '96 is how classically proportioned it is and how vibrant it is. I remember tasting the '96s early in my career. They already had some bottle age, but still came off a little stern and unyielding (as classic Bordeaux should). I've been amazed at how...
The estates don’t pull any punches with their selections for the auction. The bottles represent some of the most magical wines in their cellars and the pinnacle of the vintage.
I can't remember a vintage of Fichet's Tesson that didn't leave me deeply impressed. Regardless of the year, it's always incredibly complex with an undeniable grandeur to its saturating presence.
While Ponsot's Clos de la Roche offers incredible muscle and grandeur, we love Griotte for its striking perfume and nimble elegance. The '99 Griotte drives home just how beautiful and complex this bottling can be. There's such length, vibrant snap and dancing notes of cherry...
When it comes to Sancerre, Cotat's village of Chavignol is a very special place. Chavignol is absolutely defined by its terroir: Kimmeridgian marl (the same soil as parts of Chablis) that imbues the wine with Chablis-like minerality. With age, it's the terroir that comes...
The 2012 Bourgogne Rouge is the complete package. It's a particularly elegant version of a wine that is never lacking in that quality. It also boasts a particular punch and harmony. Bright, clear fruits with layers of spice and soil precede an outstanding long tapering finish.
2013 is not a powerful vintage for Beaujolais and we really like it exactly that way. There's a beautiful clarity and energy to the vintage. Both contribute to a supremely delicious and fascinating cast of wines. Of course, it's no surprise that Lapierre thrived in these...