The 2005 vintage marked their return to form, especially for their VV bottling. I remember tasting the '05 Clos Vougeot VV upon release and being completely blown away by it.
Clos de la Roche is far and away the flagship of Ponsot. It is a wine of majesty, overwhelming in its wild animal power but still shudderingly refined.
The Initial is a gorgeous expression of the Selosse style: textured, exuberant, endlessly complex. It is sourced from the Grand Cru vineyards of Cramant, Oger and Avize. The resulting wine is brimming with layers of toasted almonds, honey, and smoky, saline minerality; it...
The first time that I tasted Debize's wines, I liked them and bought them on the spot (something I rarely do).With that said, it took me a couple of years to feel like I really "got" them. At this point, I've become deeply impressed by Debize's wines.
Judging by all the calls we field for Giuseppe Rinaldi's wines, they don't need much of an introduction. When it comes to Quinto Chionetti, however, it's way past time that he gets his due. No one makes Dolcetto the way he does. They are old school, ageworthy Dolcettos and...
Ribeira Sacra is one of the best areas in all of Galicia and Algueira is one of the region's top producers. Across the board, Algueira's wines show a level of lift, finesse and overall clarity that separates them from the pack.
Below you'll find a list of many of my favorite Red Burgundy producers from 2000-2012, including rarities like Vogüé Bonnes-Mares and Musigny VV and jeroboams of De Montille Corton Clos du Roi.
The 2007 Montepulciano is powerful and pulsating with energy and ridiculously complex notes of lively dark fruits, smoke, flowers, sunbaked herbs and resinous savory tones. It's a wine with a saturating punch and heartbreaking grace. This is what makes Pepe so special, in...