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Egly-Ouriet Grand Cru Brut Tradition Product #14818 (In Stock)
Egly-Ouriet Grand Cru Brut Tradition Egly-Ouriet Grand Cru Brut Tradition

This stunning Champabage blends 70% Pinot Noir/30% Chardonnay from 3 Grand Cru sites in Ambonnay, Verzenay and Bouzy with about half from 2011 and the rest 2010, 2009 and 2008. Some of the base wine fermented in barrel for richness, supporting low (under 5 g/l) dossage levels.  This release was disgourged in May 2016 and will certainly be another in a long string of 92-94 point winners.  Galloni's review of last Fall's release remains on point.

"The NV Brut Grand Cru Tradition is all class. Suave, silky and expressive on the palate, the NV Grand Cru Tradition is quite pretty, with lovely brightness and freshness to balance the wine's inherent richness. Red stone fruits, hazelnuts, white flowers and mint are all pushed forward in this deceptively understated Champagne from Egly-Ouriet."  Vinous (Galloni) 92 points

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Eric Rodez Ambonnay Cuvee Des Grands Vintages NV Product #13994 (In Stock)
Eric Rodez  Ambonnay Cuvee Des Grands Vintages NV Eric Rodez  Ambonnay Cuvee Des Grands Vintages NV

As the name suggests, Eric Rodez’s Grand Vintages is a rich, powerful and very much “grand” wine in the tradition of Krug (where Eric learned his craft).  This year's release is a blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay from seven great vintages going back to vintage 2000.  Eric ages all of these base wines in used oak and blocks malolactic fermentation to maximize freshness and vibrancy.  Then the carefully crafted blend spends 8 full years on the lees before being disgorged this October. The dosage is ultra-low - 2 or 3 g/l - so this could be labeled "Extra Brut," but there's so much richness and depth here that "Brut" seems more appropriate to Eric.

Past releases have earned plenty of critical praise, including 17.5/20 points from Jancis Robinson, 93 from Vinous, and 92 from Wine Advocate.  This year’s release is explosive on the nose and palate, pumping out big notes of lemon curd, caramel, toasted nuts, baking bread, crushed chalk, and more.  The flavors just balloon out to fill your entire palate and finish with layer upon layer of mouthwatering pie crust, lemon curd, hazelnut, crushed stone and salty caramel flavor.  Try holding some for even more richness!

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Maynard's Port Tawny 40 Year Product #31447 (In Stock)
Maynard's Port Tawny 40 Year Maynard's Port Tawny 40 Year

A stunning old barrel-aged Port in an equally stunning package.  Just released and not yet rated, it's definitely a step up from the Wine Advocate 92-93 point 30 Year bottling.  The aromas and flavors are all about toasted hickory and caramelized pecan with undertones of dried apricot and raisin fruit.  Richly textured and very caramelized on the mid-palate before finishing dry and long.

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Vilmart & Cie Grand Cellier d'Or 1er Cru Brut 2010 Product #31548 (In Stock)
Vilmart & Cie Grand Cellier d'Or 1er Cru Brut 2010 Vilmart & Cie Grand Cellier d'Or 1er Cru Brut 2010

"The 2010 Cuvée Grand Cellier d'Or is warm, rich and open, with signs of early maturity in the bouquet that suggest it will offer its best drinking sooner rather than later. Hints of brioche, pear, smoke and slate add layers of nuance. The Grand Cellier d'Or is 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir."  Vinous 93 points

"Almost plush in texture, showing an overall sense of finesse, with mouthwatering acidity brightening the finely meshed layers of poached pear, baked plum, mandarin orange peel and pickled ginger, accented by rich hints of toasted walnut and spun honey. A lovely 2010, with a fresh and focused finish. Drink now through 2030. 120 cases imported."Wine Spectator 94 points

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Speri Amarone Della Valpolicella Sant' Urbano 2011 Product #31553 (In Stock)
Speri Amarone Della Valpolicella Sant' Urbano 2011 Speri Amarone Della Valpolicella Sant' Urbano 2011

Plenty of classic Amarone power and dried fruit here with real balance and depth.

"A dense, rich red with dried-strawberry and cherry aromas and flavors. Full body with a soft, silky finish. Walnut and chocolate aftertaste. Delicious wine. Balanced style. Drink now."  James Suckling 92 points

"Rich, fragrant and structured, this generous wine opens with alluring scents of crushed violet, plum cake and exotic spice. The luscious, enveloping palate doles out ripe blackberry, black cherry compote, raisin, licorice and tobacco supported by round, velvety tannins. Drink 2016–2021."Wine Enthusiast 94 points

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Egly-Ouriet Nv Extra Brut V. P. Grand Cru Product #17955 (In Stock)
Egly-Ouriet Nv Extra Brut V. P. Grand Cru Egly-Ouriet Nv Extra Brut V. P. Grand Cru

"VP" stands for Vieillissement Prolongé - or extra long aging in bottle.  Here that means more than 6 years of time to develop toasty richness and need essentially no dossage. A masterpiece.

"The NV Extra Brut Grand Cru V.P. (Vieillissement Prolongé), Egly-Ouriet's from Ambonnay, Bouzy and Verzenay, is stellar. A towering, deeply expressive wine, the V.P. possesses stunning depth to match its spherical, textured personality. As is the custom here, the V.P. spent 76 months on its lees, yet it remains vibrant, poised and deeply refreshing. A host of chalk, white pepper, dried rose petal and red stone fruits wrap around the intense finish. Aging in oak shapes the wine beautifully here. What a gorgeous Champagne this is. The blend is 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay. "  Vinous (Galloni) 95 points

"The NV Grand Cru V P Extra-Brut (VP stands for Viellissement Prolongé or extended ageing) is an assemblage of approximately 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay, and it is not disgorged any earlier than after six years. The youngest cuvée is based on 2008 (60%) and 2006 (40%), and was disgorged in December 2015. Clear, deep and nutty on the nose, this is a rich yet pure and fresh, straight and firmly structured blend that is still very young; it will gain further complexity over the years.The grapes for this cuvée are sourced in the grand crus of Ambonnay, Bouzy and Verzenay."Wine Advocate 92 points

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Quinta Do Noval Vintage Port 2011 Product #27566 (In Stock)
Quinta Do Noval Vintage Port 2011 Quinta Do Noval Vintage Port 2011

Beautiful stuff to cellar, but hard to resist right now.

"Deep, saturated ruby. Tight, high-pitched aromas of black fruits, minerals, spices, printer's ink and licorice, complicated by nutty and earthy nuances. Juicy, savory and youthfully imploded; not hugely opulent or sweet but a wine of great density and class, showing a pliant texture and no rough edges. This seemed even more intense after I swallowed it, showing a palate-drenching quality with no weightiness. Doesn't have quite the dimension or floral complexity of the Nacional but a wine of great finesse, and built for decades of life."International Wine Cellar 96 points

"The 2011 Quinta do Noval has wonderful precision on the nose with blackberry, cassis, intriguing flinty notes and a whiff of smoke. It might not possess the power of the Nacional but it has freshness to spare. That comes through on the beautifully composed palate, which is underpinned by fine tannins that lend it a silky smooth mouthfeel. There is real intensity here, but it is very controlled with superb minerality on the finish. Excellent."Wine Advocate 94-96 points

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Pol Roger Extra Cuvee De Reserve Brut Vintage 2004 Product #30247 (In Stock)
Pol Roger Extra Cuvee De Reserve Brut Vintage 2004 Pol Roger Extra Cuvee De Reserve Brut Vintage 2004

Winston Churchill drank a bottle a day and wouldn't get on a plane without at least a case aboard. Perhaps you shouldn't be quite so indulgent, but it's very, very, good.

"Ripe, mineral-accented orchard fruits and buttered toast on the deeply scented nose, with a sexy floral nuance in the background. On the palate, intense pear and tangerine flavors expand and gain spiciness with air. At once rich and lively, this Champagne finishes with excellent precision and lingering mineral and floral notes."  Vinous (Reynolds) 93 points

"A crowd-pleaser, with overall harmony and elegance, this is hard to stop sipping, showing lively acidity and a fine, creamy mousse that carries flavors of black cherry and berry, pastry cream, honey and candied ginger. Presents a fresh, chalk-tinged finish. Drink now through 2027."Wine Spectator 93 points

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Warre's Vintage 1997 Product #29344 (In Stock)
Warre's Vintage 1997 Warre's Vintage 1997

"Dark ruby. Subtle and rich aromas of prune, spice, juniper berry and leaves. Full-bodied and medium sweet, with big round tannins. Lasts for minutes on the palate. Still very young. It's lost its youthful toughness, but give it a little more time. '77/'85/'97 blind Port retrospective. Best after 2010."Wine Spectator 94 points

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