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Size750MLVintage2011SKU14618Dense ruby/purple, with a stunning nose of blackberry and jus de viande, it's thrilling, intensely pure, full-bodied, good freshness, and striking florality combine for one of the best bargains in red wine that you are likely to find.
Size750MLVintage2012SKU17307This gorgeous Cotes du Rhone shows beautifully ripe blackberry and raspberry fruit, deep, concentrated flavors, excellent purity, ripe tannins, and fresh acidity. It's just one of those ""great wine for the money"" wines.
Size750MLVintage2012SKU17667The ""Sentinelle"" cuv?e is the more precocious of the two reds produced at Massiac. The tannins are more supple and the fruit a touch riper, more forward and less rustic than its companion. Fermentation and elevage are in tank. The wine is bottled within a year of the harvest.
Size750MLVintage2008SKU15424Burgundian winemaker Samuel Berger is the genius behind this project from an organic amphitheatre of vines facing the Montagne Noire. His ""Open Now"" cuvee, a barrel aged Syrah/Mourv?dre is one of great depth and character. Ready Now!
Size750MLVintage2011SKU17144Intensely gravelly dark stony nose, with big dark berry fruit underneath. Peppery, intensely stony flavors as well, with lots of cling and bite. Good acidity and ripe tannic structure.
Size750MLVintage2011SKU16883Beautiful dark, spicy fruits, bursting with classic garrigue aromas and flavors of wild Provencale herbs. Would be an amazing pairing with roasted lamb or anything on the grill. Provence in a glass !
Size750MLVintage2008SKU15425Big red fruits, cloves and garrigue herbs, and nicely woody, in a cigar box/cedar way. Soft, fruity and rich but again elegant. An impressive wine, which is really lovely to drink already, but will surely age well over the next 3 to 5 years.
Size750MLVintage2010SKU17983Deliciously lush flavors of raspberry p?te de fruit, plum compote and blackberry coulis are melded in this red, with intense red and black licorice and roasted apple wood filling in on the finish. Features the solid, charcoal-fueled grip of the vintage. 93pts Wine Spectator (2010)
Size750MLVintage2009SKU6390The second wine of famed estate Chateau de Beaucastel, this rich Cotes du Rhone has glorious fruit and savory notes and a complex peppery finish. From grapes grown without chemical fertilizers, herbicides or systemic pesticides. Unfiltered. 92pts Wine Advocate (2008)
Size750MLVintage2010SKU15444Dense purple color with an exceptional bouquet of creme de cassis, licorice, meat juices and smoke. Complex aromatics are followed by outstanding density, a superb, full-bodied mouthfeel, and a deep, rich, complete finish.
Size750MLVintage2010SKU17171The 2010 Cuvee Lopy dense purple color is accompanied by a big, sweet kiss of licorice, camphor, garrigue, cured meats, smoke, blackberries and black raspberries. Full-bodied and luscious, it is ideal for drinking over the next decade. 90-93pts Wine Advocate (2010)
Size750MLVintage2008SKU8140Robert Parker 93pts This wine has a wonderfully smoky, earthy nose of truffle juice, blackberries, cherries, meats, and Provencal herbs. Deep, sumptuous, rich, dense, with moderately tannins, this is a sensational Vacqueyras to drink over the next 10-15 years.
Size750MLVintage2009SKU16341This 135-acre estate (all in the famed La Crau) has produced a 2009 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape composed of 65% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and the rest other authorized varietals (from vines that average 60 years of age). The wine is aged 18 months in foudres and concrete tanks. This classic offering had just been bottled before my visit, so it was probably tighter than it will be in 6-12 months. Deep ruby/purple-colored with notes of garrigue, seaweed, licorice, plums, black cherries and raspberries, it typically reveals a Mediterranean sea breeze-like character that is difficult to articulate. The sweetness of the tannin, full-bodied mouthfeel, and evolved style remind me somewhat of the 1983, which is still drinking beautifully. The 2009 can be consumed now or cellared for two decades. 92Pts Wine Advocate
Size750MLVintage2009SKU16323There are 535 cases of the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Croix de Bois (100% Grenache from 110-year-old vines planted on the famed small rocks called Galets Roules). It is a classic Chateauneuf with lots of roasted herb, licorice, cedar, resiny pine forest, kirsch liqueur and black raspberry characteristics. 95pts Wine Advocate (2009)
Size750MLVintage2009SKU16322Even better is the 507-case cuvee of 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac. One of the wines of the vintage, this dark ruby/purple-tinged effort possesses great intensity along with a full-bodied mouthfeel and almost over-the-top levels of licorice-infused kirsch liqueur and raspberries. Spicy, peppery and earthy with lavish glycerin as well as richness, this is an amazing 2009 that is already drinking beautifully given the precociousness of the vintage. 96pts Wine Advocate (2009)
Size750MLVintage2003SKU7199Black purple to the rim, with an extraordinary nose of smoke, camphor, blackberry, cassis, sweet cherry, white flowers, licorice, and Chinese black tea, the wine has superb richness, huge tannins, massive concentration, and a monster finish. 95pts Wine Advocate (2003)
Size750MLVintage2004SKU7200The 2004 is potentially one of the legendary Jacques Perrin cuvees since the debut vintage of 1989. The potentially perfect 2004 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage a Jacques Perrin has turned out to be just an amazing wine and one of the profound examples of this cuvee the Perrins have produced. It certainly has all the power, density, and richness of the great years, but there is almost a surreal elegance and lightness for a wine this powerful and dense. Almost difficult to describe, the gorgeous multi-layered texture, and the heavenly perfume of smoked meats, flowers, blueberries, blackberries, creosote, and truffles is a knock-out. 98 pts Wine Advocate (2004)
Size750MLVintage2005SKU8240The 2003 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage a Jacques Perrin has turned out even better than I thought last year. Black purple to the rim, with an extraordinary nose of smoke, camphor, blackberry, cassis, sweet cherry, white flowers, licorice, and Chinese black tea, the wine has superb richness, huge tannins, massive concentration, and a monster finish. 95points Robert Parker
Size1.5LVintage2003SKU7198The 2003 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage a Jacques Perrin has turned out even better than I thought last year. Black purple to the rim, with an extraordinary nose of smoke, camphor, blackberry, cassis, sweet cherry, white flowers, licorice, and Chinese black tea, the wine has superb richness, huge tannins, massive concentration, and a monster finish. 95 pts Wine Advocate (2003)