OVER 850+ YEARS OF TUSCAN EXCELLENCE – 1141 RICASOLI


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The history of Italy cannot be expressed without counting the prominent contributions of the Ricasoli family, who have produced wine since 1141.  Ricasoli is documented as the oldest winery in Italy and the fourth oldest family business in the world. Baron Francesco Ricasoli has been at the rudder of the winery since 1993 and with […]

July 2, 2020

BAROLO FOR THE END OF DAYS


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We’ve taken stock of  the 2015’s from the great Luciano Sandrone, these wines are possessed with a thrilling sense of energy and seamless balance. inquire about allocations. 2015 Luciano Sandrone • Barolo Aleste – 95 Points  There is more purple and black fruit in the 2015 Barolo Aleste compared to past vintages from Luciano Sandrone […]

May 9, 2020

“CHABLIS SHOULD BE MEAN”


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“In talented hands Chablis can satisfy both the senses and the intellect. As I have written before, a friend once opined that Chablis should not kowtow in front of the wine-lover, do whatever it takes to please. “Chablis should be mean,” he averred, implying that the finest Chablis wines are uncompromising, challenging and cerebral. I […]

January 24, 2020

GLUP CHENIN BLANC


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Longavi Glup Chenin Blanc 2019, Chile Now…for something a little different Longavi wines is a collaboration between two eminent and multi-award winning winemaking friends from different continents, Chilean producer Julio Bouchon and South African winemaker David Nieuwoudt of Cederberg. The pair first teamed up in 2012 and continue pushing the boundaries, sticking it to the old guard […]

January 17, 2020

BAROLO IN EXCELSIUS – SANDRONE 2015


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We’ve taken stock of  the 2105′ from the great Luciano Sandrone, these wines are possessed with a thrilling sense of energy and seamless balance. inquire about allocations. 2015 Luciano Sandrone • Barolo Aleste – 95 Points  There is more purple and black fruit in the 2015 Barolo Aleste compared to past vintages from Luciano Sandrone […]

December 6, 2019

“BLACK OLIVES AND TREE BARK” 100 POINTS RP


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LAIL VINEYARDS J. DANIEL CUVEE CABERNET SAUVIGNON 100 PTS . COMING SOON – “One hundred percent Cabernet Sauvignon aged 20 months in 75% new French oak, the 2016 J. Daniel Cuvée is deep garnet- purple in color and offers up exuberant notes of creme de cassis, chocolate-covered cherries, wild blueberries, violets and unsmoked cigars with […]

November 21, 2019

“THE PETRUS OF THE COTES DE FRANCS”


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This excellent little property in the obscure Côtes de Francs is producing delicious wines. Owned by the president of Bordeaux negociant, Dourthe, Jean-Marie Chadronnier, Chateau Marsau has been heralded by Robert Parker as “The Petrus of the Côtes de Francs”. Lying at the top of a hill, north-east of the village of Francs, the vineyards […]

October 21, 2019

2015 BAROLO VINTAGE – BEST SINCE 2010


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2015 Barolo Vintage – Best since the great 2010…….. 2015 Bovio Barolo Gattera (10 x 6pks available at – $69.95) 96 Points – James Suckling Very typical 2015 with purity of ripe fruit, from strawberries to cherries. Flowers, too. Full-bodied, very tight and dense with chewy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Intense finish. Top notch. […]

September 27, 2019

NO Rosé ALL DAY – JUST A BOTTLE OF THE BEST


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2018 Chateau Vignelaure Rosé – Coteaux d’Aix – en- Provence  93 Points Wine Enthusiast   Coming from an historic estate east of Aix-en-Provence, Vignelaure is a benchmark producer of the delicious, dry rose for which Provence is famous. Chateau Vignelaure is always a star among the rosés, this vintage does not disappoint. It is perhaps fatter than usual but […]

August 14, 2019