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  1. Andre Clouet Grande Reserve NV 375ml
    Andre Clouet Grande Reserve NV 375ml

    ANDRE CLOUET (9/10) 

    Bouzy and Ambonnay are the epicentre of pinot noir in Champagne, and the Clouet family is the priviledged custodian of eight hectares of estate vines in the best middle slopes of both villages.  These are rich and concentrated expressions of pinot noir, wines of deep complexity, multi faceted interest and engaging character, yet with remarkable restraint and sense of control.  Recent tastings confirm my impression that this small and relatively unknown grower ranks high among Champagne's finest practitioners of pinot noir - and expresses one of the best value of all.

    100% Bouzy and Ambonnay pinot noir.  6g/L dosage
    Release after release, year after year, I have always marvelled at the lemon blossom freshness that Clouet manages to capture in pinot noir from two of Champagne's most powerful terroirs.  Here it is again, in a captivating interplay of fleshy mirabelle plums, white peaches, crunchy golden delicious apples, and even a hint of pepper.  Wild honey and mixed spice join the maelstrom along the way, gliding obediently into a well defined finish of soft minerality and integrated dosage. 
    TYSON STELZER, The Champagne Guide 2014-2015

    (100% Pinot Noir)The NV Brut Grande Reserve offers up layers of mineral-infused red fruits on a silky, mid-weight frame, with gorgeous length and a refined, subtle mousse. This impeccable, elegant wine shows terrific overall balance as well as complexity. I loved it. Andre Clouet is based in Bouzy, a village where Pinot Noir speaks with great eloquence, as is evident in these superb, pedigreed Champagnes.
    ANTONIO GALLONI, Robert Parker

    NV
    Champagne
    France
    376
  2. Idlewild Fox Hill Vineyard Dolcetto 2013
    Idlewild Fox Hill Vineyard Dolcetto 2013
    The 2013 Dolcetto Fox Hill Vineyard is fabulous. Dark red and purplish fruit, spices, menthol and tobacco meld together in the glass, with firm Dolcetto tannins that emerge on the mid-palate and finish. This is another absolutely joyous, delicious red to drink over the next year or so. ANTONIO GALLONI, www.vinousmedia.com

    (one-third of this wine went through carbonic maceration with whole clusters; two-thirds was destemmed and received a five-day cold soak)
    Bright red. Cranberry, cherry, anise and fresh herbs on the nose. Juicy and light on its feet, with a distinctly sappy quality to the brisk, dry flavors of cherry, red berries and licorice. No obvious sign of oak here (it was aged in neutral French barrels). Finishes with substantial dusty tannins and a touch of dryness. I find this very easy to drink. STEPHEN TANZER, Vinous Media
    2013
    Dolcetto
    USA
    362
    Special Price $50.00 Regular Price $60.00
  3. Heathcote Estate Shiraz 2019
    Heathcote Estate Shiraz 2019
    A total of 5 individual blocks and their sub-sections were hand picked and handled separately in the winery (a total of 17 batches of wine) with fermentation in a mix of open and closed fermenters with some whole bunches included, mlf, maturation in French oak puncheons and 6250L cuves. A wine that needs room to move, so break out the decanter. Heathcote shiraz on a higher, finer plane to the usual, boasting tension and refinement. Gorgeous deep purple hue with lifted florals of violet and bramble, spiced-up plums and black cherries. A most complex youngster, still yet to do the full reveal, but with high potential. Long, fine-grained tannins are crying out for time in the cellar. JAMES HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION
    2015
    shiraz
    Australia
    404
  4. Antoine Olivier Bourgogne Blanc Les Deux Dindes 2018
    Antoine Olivier Bourgogne Blanc Les Deux Dindes 2018

    The Olivier vineyard's was established at the end of the 60’s after Antoine Moreau-Chevalier left vines to son, Hervé. After the family domaine was split between Antoine and his sister a few years ago he has worked tirelessly to transform the estate into a force to be reckoned with.

    He was one of the first to see the potential the vineyards had for producing great Chardonnay. With his eye on sites particularly suited to whites he has slowly built up a stable of exceptional vineyards, some of which had been abandoned for over a century.

    Fruit is sourced from Verze in Macon. He likes this particular terroir as it gives him good freshness and energy, unlike so many Macon which he considers fat. PWS
     

    2018
    chardonnay
    France
    358
  5. Idlewild Grenache Gris 2013
    Idlewild Grenache Gris 2013
    The Gibson Ranch is the most historical section of McDowell Valley Vineyards and includes these 100+ year old dry farmed treasures. The winemaking is our interpretation of the Ramato style Pinot Grigio's of Northeast Italy; in other words, this isn't quite a Rose nor is it a Red wine. Rather, it is a skin and stem fermented Grenache Gris that shows both fresh delicacy and structure.
    230 cases produced. IDLEWILD WINES

    Bright pink. Perfumed aromas of raspberry, cherry, blood orange and flowers, with a spicy nuance adding vivacity. Shows very good energy on the palate, offering intense red and dark berry flavors sharpened by juicy acidity. Finishes minerally and firm, with strong punch and lingering spiciness.  JOSH REYNOLDS
     
    2013
    Grenache
    USA
    362
  6. Ulithorne Corsus Vermentinu 2012
    Ulithorne Corsus Vermentinu 2012

    Made by Rose Kentish at the Vino Vecchio winery in Corsica (French-governed island west of Italy / southeast of France). I don’t much love the price but three releases in – I do love the wine itself. Super drinking. Gorgeously aromatic and, most of all, textural. It’s an experience. Melon, wax, citrus, brine, honeydew and honeysuckle. Thoroughly delicious. CAMPBELL MATTINSON, The Wine Front

    2012
    Vermentino
    France
    382
  7. Applecross Chardonnay 2017
    Applecross Chardonnay 2017
    2017 Chardonnay - An exceptionally stylish chardonnay with a pungent minerality its calling card; flavour and complexity its birth right. Stone fruit notes are ripe enough with an edge of elbow and shin, before a creamy curl of nougat and subtle oak melds effortlessly. The finish is scintillating: long, refined and brimming with an energy that demands another glass. (95) NED GOODWIN MW, The James Halliday Wine Companion
    2016
    chardonnay
    Australia
    506
  8. Applecross Pinot Noir 2018
    Applecross Pinot Noir 2018
    The Applecross wines are always lovely… it has to be said, in the overall scheme, they represent outstanding value. These are wines to latch onto.
    This 2018 Pinot is dry and twiggy but the fruit is there, all juicy and jaunty, with cranberry aspects in with the red cherry, and a sheet of spice-studded tannin extending from the mid-palate onwards. There's a touch of Aussie Bush Spice to the highlights here but the shadows are alive with complex flavour. This is one of those lighter styles of pinot that the Yarra does so well. Yes. This is good. CAMPBELL MATTINSON, The Wine Front

    Once again this is a ripper. I love the Chard but it is really hard to go past this. Fragrant, spicy, red fruited and enticing. I love the sense of appeal here, it's a Pinot I want to smell and taste as it unfurls in the glass. It's graceful and poised in its buoyant delivery of almost juicy, red berry fruit that is tinged by faint elements of spice and underbrush all  encompassed with super fine, filigreed tannins that stop it from wandering in to the realms of quaffable, which is a shame really, the wine is so pleasurable now that I just want to drink it with abandon but there is a serious aspect to it that keeps me intrigued and focused. Wonderful. Gorgeous stuff. ROSCOE
    2018
    Pinot noir
    Australia
    506
  9. Simao & Co. Wines Vintage Fortified 2016 750ml
    Simao & Co. Wines Vintage Fortified 2016 750ml
    Foot worked (high extraction and aids integration of flavour /tannin complex) along with full stalk inclusion in fermention; helps w tannin structure and complexity. Mostly clean, complex neutral brandy spirit use w some funky stuff in too, but not much. End blend…
    56% Durif, 17% Shiraz, 14% Alicant bouschet, 11 %Tinta Roriz, 1% Touriga Nacional, 1% Tinta Barroca. Mostly Rutherglen with some Glenrowan fruit. SIMON KILLEEN
    2016
    Port
    Australia
    476
  10. Lavradores De Feitoria Douro Branco 2019 2L Cask
    Lavradores De Feitoria Douro Branco 2019 2L Cask
    This is a collaboration of 19 quintas across the 3 sub-regions of the Douro (Baixa Corgo, Cima Corgo and Douro Superior). Started in 2000, this kind-of co-op has 48 shareholders selecting from 600 hectares of possible source material, thus summing the Douro. The term ''avradores' means 'farmers' and 'feitoria' means 'marked land' and denotes the Douro's history as a trading post, a superior land within which to make wine for export trade. The Douro was the first demarked wine area in human history. The Lavradores de Feitoria wines are a refined pan-Douro expression.

    I adore these white blends from Portugal. They have so much palate impact bursting with flavour but balanced wonderfully with texture and weight and rich, vibrant acidity. The 2019 Branco is a blend of Malvasia Fina, Gouveio, and Síria. "What grapes?" you said. Who cares? Its delicious! Spicy and bright, with sappy fruit in the middle that picks up your taste buds throws them around as you slosh this down. Green fruits with a light tropical hint but not overripe or too juicy. It's dry and textural with plenty of bounce. Great stuff! MYLES, PWS
    2016
    Portugal
    386
  11. Vajra Langhe Clare JC Nebbiolo 2019
    Vajra Langhe Clare JC Nebbiolo 2019
    Wow, the 2019 Vajra Clare JC explodes from the glass with masses of crushed raspberry and strawberry fruits, complicated by sweet and savory herbs, along with crushed stone minerality. On the palate, fleshy textures are quickly firmed up by a mix of tart red berries, with zesty acids, a slight frizzante spritz, and a coating of liquid violet florals. The finish is long and lightly structured, displaying a lasting and unmistakable note of red licorice with hints of spiced orange. This is wonderfully expressive and bridges the gap between Red and Rosé; please pour me another. Of note, the 2019 Claré JC was gently fermented with about 20% whole cluster fruit with malolactic completed in stainless steel, hence the perceivable effervescence. ERIC GUIDO, vinous.com
    2020
    Nebbiolo
    Italy
    457
  12. Ogier La Rosine Syrah 2018
    Ogier La Rosine Syrah 2018
    Pungent blueberry, cherry, incense and a hint of cracked pepper on the fragrant nose. Appealingly sweet and broad in the mouth, showing good depth and clarity to the juicy, smoke-tinged black and blue fruit flavors. Reveals a building floral quality and lively, spicy lift on the long, subtly tannic finish, which leaves a hint of violet behind. JOSH RAYNOLDS, Vinous Media

    The 2018 La Rosine Syrah blends scents of licorice, tapenade, cola and plums on the nose, revealing substantial complexity. Medium to full-bodied, it shows excellent ripeness on the palate, silky tannins and ample length on the mouthwatering finish. It's a terrific introduction to Stéphane Ogier's range of Syrahs from the Northern Rhône. JOE CZERWINSKI, Robert Parker
    2018
    shiraz
    France
    467
    Special Price $51.00 Regular Price $60.00 As low as $42.00
  13. Michael Hall Stone Well Shiraz 2017
    Michael Hall Stone Well Shiraz 2017

    Stonewell, Stone Well, Stonewall. All in the name.

    Strong perfume, fresh and fragrant, red berries, some pine needle and eucalyptus notes, pretty spice dusted over the lot. Lively in the palate, very lush but lifted and silky, so silky. More of the pine needle/mint lift to taste too. It’s such an easy wine to step into and shows off pure, vibrant Barossa fruit so well. MIKE BENNIE, The Wine Front

    2017
    shiraz
    Australia
    349
  14. Bernard Baudry Chinon Le Domaine 2017
    Bernard Baudry Chinon Le Domaine 2017
    "The nose has a darkness to it, a black cherry intensity dressed with an intense violet perfume. There is a delightful wealth of fruit on the palate though, pure and yet plump with scented cherry fruits. Harmonious and supple, there is nevertheless a dry and grained character to the middle and end of the palate. In the end, though, it is the fresh and perfumed fruits that dominate." (92-94) CHRIS KISSAK, The Wine Doctor
    2017
    Cabernet Franc
    France
    422
  15. Dominio del Aguila Picaro Tinto Fino 2018
    Dominio del Aguila Picaro Tinto Fino 2018
    Jorge Monzon's brazen approach landed him a job at one of the world's best wineries, Domaine Romanee Conti. He simply knocked on the door at the famed Vosne Romanee estate and stayed for 10 years. His last few years saw him working alongside the winery's cellar master, Bernard Noblet learning all aspects of making these prestigious wines. He began to understand that everything counts, even if it seems insignificant, that shortcuts should be avoided. He learned the beauty of wine.

    While working for 'the man' Jorge bought as many plots of old vine tinto fino (tempranillo) around his hometown village of La Aguilera in the province of Burgos - one of the best zones in Ribera del Duero. Many were destined for grubbing up or replanting with trellised vines. To date, Jorge has 66 hectares spread across 250 plots!

    '…it has the depth, concentration and nuance of the best wines from many wineries. It's produced in a more jovial style, but the wine comes from old vines that always have a field blend with small percentages of whatever grapes that are all fermented together, and these vines always produce a serious and deep wine. In 2018, it matured in French oak barrels for 11 months. This is very young and tender, expressive and aromatic, very much in line with the 2016. It has lots of energy and power, more than you might think, and it's serious. It's drinkable now, but it should get even better with some time in bottle. LUIS GUTIERREZ, wineadvocate.com
    2018
    tempranillo
    Spain
    492
    Special Price $51.00 Regular Price $60.00
  16. Wanderer Upper Yarra Pinot Noir 2018
    Wanderer Upper Yarra Pinot Noir 2018

    2017 is usually better than 2018 in the Yarra but I’m not sure that it’s true of The Wanderer Pinot Noir. I haven’t had them side-by-side but this mightily impressed.

    It’s such pure Upper Yarra. Light, insistent, powerful-beyond-its-weight. Red cherries and cranberries, a bitumen aspect, dried herbs and woodsmoke, a tickle of reduction. Of the earth. From a garden. But ripe enough, fresh enough, welcoming. A lovely wine for sure. CAMPBELL MATTINSON, The Wine Front

    2018
    Pinot noir
    Australia
    506
    Special Price $51.00 Regular Price $60.00
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