OVER 850+ YEARS OF TUSCAN EXCELLENCE – 1141 RICASOLI

Feature

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 […]

Continue Reading

BAROLO FOR THE END OF DAYS

Feature

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 […]

Continue Reading

2018 BURGUNDY OFFERING & RARE OLDER VINTAGES OF DARVIOT PERRIN

Feature, Our Wines

BURGUNDY OFFERING – A FOCUS ON THE 2018 VINTAGE AND A RARE OFFERING OF OLDER PREMIER CRU WHITES. Domaine Morey Coffinet It doesn’t get more Chassagne-Montrachet than this. Domaine Morey-Coffinet produces 14 different wines. Only one of them comes from vines outside the village. Domaine Morey-Coffinet goes back to 1978, when it was created from […]

Continue Reading

THE MAN WHO HAS ONLY EVER HAD TWO JOBS


Our Wines

We’ve managed to get our hands on a little more of our favourite Pinot Noir. Described as the Prince of Pinot, Winemaker Steve Doerner has been making wine for 38 years, 14 at Calera in California and 23 at Cristom in Oregon. This is his personal home vineyard offering with a whopping production of two barrels per vintage. […]

April 21, 2020

ONE WOMAN & 15 HECTARES


Our Wines

One Woman, 15 Hectares, 3 Appellations, 3 Terroirs and 3 Grape Varieties. Annick Tinel-Blondelet took over the Estate from her parents in 1983. She represents the 12th generation of winegrowers in the family, she is responsible for some of the finest examples of Sancerre and Pouilly Fume in the Loire Valley. Domaine Tinel Blondelet Pouilly […]

April 12, 2020

BRUNELLO BY WONDER WOMAN


Our Wines

Vinous Media describes the 2012 Brunello vintage as being characterized by impeccable balance, vibrant acidity and fine-grained tannins. they are blessed with precise aromas and flavours of mainly red fruits, blood orange and minerals, and will prove very ageworthy. The summer of 2012 was hot and very dry, with no rainfall at all from July to mid-September, a […]

March 17, 2020

“TEXTBOOK POST MODERN STUFF”


Our Wines

Angove Family Crest Shiraz 2017, Mclaren Vale. Released at Vintages January 25 – LCBO #12842 It’s difficult not to look this gift horse in the mouth. It is generously endowed with regional black cherry, plum, dark chocolate and licorice. It’s only medium-bodied, but has very good mouthfeel. Drink by: 2029. Special Value. Score – 94. […]

January 24, 2020

“CHABLIS SHOULD BE MEAN”


Feature, Our Wines

“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


Feature

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

A GOOD YEAR IN PROVENCE


Our Wines

2012 Château Vignelaure, Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence. $44.95 per bottle – Six Packs Cabernet Sauvignon (70%) and Syrah (30%) coming from 45 year old vines, capable of cellaring, and more importantly, improving for another 10 years. 92 Points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate The 2012 Coteaux d’Aix en Provence is in a fine place; it may be drunk now with […]

December 16, 2019

“WE MAKE CHAMPAGNE NOT HANDBAGS AND SHOES”


Our Wines

With over 200 years of history in every bottle, it’s no wonder Charles de Cazanove’s Head Winemaker, Christophe Rapeneau, was named Sparkling Winemaker of the Year at the International Wine Challenge 2017. We think this wine is remarkable value and from one of the most important family owned champagne producers. As the flamboyantly Gallic Jean Remy Rapeneau (pictured) […]

December 13, 2019

GAMBLE FAMILY


Our Wines

  2016 GAMBLE FAMILY VINEYARDS NAPA VALLEY $99.95 92 Points Lisa Perrotti-Brown, MW, Robert Parker Wine Advocate “The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot and 3% Merlot. It has a very deep garnet-purple color and struts a flamboyant nose of crushed […]

December 7, 2019