After a series of riper, more powerful vintages of Dom Pérignon Rosé (00, 02 and 03), 2004 marks a return to absolutely beautiful proportions. It's about subtle precision, purity, and tension with intensity. 2004 presents the impeccably judged detail and quiet regal elegance...
2010 is a vintage that synced up perfectly with Costanti's style. Costanti is all about a pristine, slow to evolve, classical expression of Brunello. This is exactly how I like my Brunellos.
This may be the heaviest-hitting sale list of Burgundy that I've ever put together. As we head into La Paulée weekend, I wanted to present a really impressive list. You have everything from Bachelet Côtes de Nuits Villages to DRC Richebourg.
Josko Gravner is perhaps the most provocative and influential winemaker in Italy's Friuli region. In his I'll Drink to That! interview he recounts his journey from his family's farm to becoming the relentlessly reflective iconoclast he is today.
Today, we present a range of wines from all over the world except from Burgundy, all at the sharpest prices. You'll have to wait until tomorrow for the lowest prices on Burgundy.
As you can imagine, the 2012 Clos de la Maréchale is a very serious expression of the 1er Cru. The site is amplified in a big way. It's intensely soil-inflected with floral and spice notes. There's a crazy punch and concentration to the wines with a deeply etched detail.
Chave's 2012 Hermitage takes these vintage characteristics and adds a stern mineral backbone and epic scale. This is as good as the vintage gets. As all great Chave's do, the 2012 delivers regal grandeur with a refined elegance. There may very well be no Syrah on the planet...
The 2012 is a particularly intense and complex example of this consistently over-achieving bottle. Burghound sums it up well, "This offers excellent complexity and the mid-palate concentration is impressive. A terrific villages." The 2012 is particularly clear and blatant...