Becker's Rieslings represent some of the most challenging, singular and ultimately compelling expressions of the grape. The fact that old examples are available with perfect provenance and at very fair pricing only sweetens the deal.
These are some of the purest and most beautiful renditions of Hermitage. There is no grander, more regal expression of Syrah than Hermitage. Faurie captures Hermitage's elegance and complexity with such detail and in such an honest fashion.
Bouland's style is deep and muscular with staining intensity. It carries this with an interesting combination of rusticity and flash. All of this is wrapped around a stern core of granite minerality that boldly announces itself from start to finish.
The marriage between the mineral-laden, very classic 2008 vintage and Fourrier was close to ideal. As you could guess, it reaches a high point in the Clos St. Jacques. Burghound focuses on the, "ultra pure middle weight flavors that possess excellent precision and verve...
Guigal has essentially defined Côte-Rôtie for much of the 20th Century. Simply put, there's nothing like Guigal's La La's.
His collection in 2013 is simply riveting. There's a razor cut and electric transparency to the wines. Lauer's 2013 Grosses Gewächs pack all of these qualities together into a compelling, beautiful whole. Jean Fisch and David Rayer of Mosel Fine Wines called Lauer's GGs...
This is a really good 1er Cru for below current Bourgogne Rouge prices. Many hold Île des Vergelesses in extremely high regard. None other than Clive Coates has argued that Chandon de Briailles' holdings here merit Grand Cru status. Chandon de Briailles has some impressive...
Bérèche's signature is delivering deeply vinous Champagnes with a pitch-perfect clarity. Campania Remensis exemplifies this and delivers an energy and resonant harmony that makes it truly noteworthy.