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Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac Grand Cru 2016 (Bordeaux, France) - [JD 100] [RP 98+] [AG 97] [WS 97] [JS 96-97] [WE 95]
Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac Grand Cru 2016 (Bordeaux, France) - [JD 100] [RP 98+] [WS 97, #97 Top 100 of 2019] [AG 97] [JS 96-97] [WE 95]
Retail Price: $375.00
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100 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"Coming from the genius winemaking talent of Nicolas Glumineau, the 2016 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande matches the 1982 and is a perfect, legendary wine in the making. A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, and 4% Cabernet Franc brought up in 60% new oak, it's not the most powerful Left Bank but offers perfect balance and thrilling intensity as well as heavenly aromatics of crème de cassis, leafy herbs, jammy blackberries, tobacco leaf, and freshly sharpened lead pencils as well as more violets and minerality with time in the glass. Possessing a deep, full-bodied, singular character, the purity of fruit that's the hallmark of the vintage, building tannins, and a sense of class and elegance that's hard to describe, it's a 50-year-wine. While this cuvée has included a fair chunk of Merlot in the past that gave it more upfront appeal, it's important for readers to know it's much more Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated today, and while it is slightly more approachable than some of its neighbors, it shuts down rather quickly with time in the glass. (I followed this wine for multiple days.) I suspect a solid decade of cellaring is warranted." - Jeb Dunnuck (2/28/2019)

97 Points & #97 Top 100 Wines of 2019 - Wine Spectator:
"Saturated with dark currant, fig and blackberry compote flavors, this has a fleshy, nearly glycerin feel at first before stretching out to reveal singed cedar, tobacco leaf, dark earth and cassis bush flavors. A terrific tug of cast iron emerges at the very end. Deliciously juicy dark fruit keeps rolling throughout. Best from 2025 through 2040. 12,000 cases made. —JM
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Chateau Leoville Las Cases Saint-Julien Grand Cru 2001 (Bordeaux, France)
Chateau Leoville Las Cases Saint-Julien Grand Cru 2001 (Bordeaux, France)
Retail Price: $295.00
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Chateau Leoville Las Cases Saint-Julien Grand Cru 1989 (Bordeaux, France) - [D 98] [WS 96]
Chateau Leoville Las Cases Saint-Julien Grand Cru 1989 (Bordeaux, France) - [D 98] [WS 96]
Retail Price: $800.00
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About This Wine:

The fruit is harvested by hand. The fermentation vessels include a fascinating mix of wooden, cement and stainless steel vats. When finished the wine is pumped to the barrel cellar. Here it is transferred into oak barrique, between 50% and 100% new for the grand vin, Chateau Léoville-Las-Cases, depending on the vintage.


Ratings & Reviews:

98 points Decanter
"1989 was an early year, with flowering three weeks ahead of usual. Now at 30 years old, a floral aspect curls out of the glass, with touches of roses and peonies, followed on the palate by bilberries and blackberries, with a cigar smoke and eucalyptus finish. It's still vigorous in its tannic structure, but it's soft and supple enough to enjoy today. This bottle was recorked by hand at the winery last year, with five people checking every single one of the 5,000 bottles remaining at the chateau. The wines were topped up from magnums of the 1989. 3% Petit Verdot completes the blend - a variety not used in the grand vin since 1996." (JA) (11/2018)
96 Points - Wine Spectator
"Very ripe, with raisin and dried fruits on the nose. You can smell the sun-dried grapes. Full-bodied, delivering firm tannins and a very fresh palate. Long and flavorful, offering currant, berries and all sorts of dark fruits, but turns lightly earthy and floral. This is a thoroughly complex wine. Just starting to really open into the mature 20-year-old wine it is, but such a great life ahead of it. Muscular." (JS, Web-2010)

Jancis Robinson - 17.5 / 20 Points:
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Brick red. Lots of mushroom and leaf mulch on the nose and palate and still a lovely fruit sweetness even if the primary fruit has gone. Extremely fine grip to the tannins, still has perfect balance and lots of youthful energy even with the mature flavours." (JH) (2/2019)
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Krug Brut Vintage 1995 [1.5L MAGNUM] (Champagne, France) - [WS 98, #26 Top 100 of 2016] [DC 96] [WE 96] [AG 94]
Krug Brut Vintage 1995 [1.5L MAGNUM] (Champagne, France) - [WS 98, #26 Top 100 of 2016] [DC 96] [WE 96] [AG 94]
Retail Price: $1,290.00
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98 Points & #26 Top 100 Wines of 2016 - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"A very youthful '95. Delicate. Intense aromas of ginger, citrus, candied berry and multigrain bread turn to honey, roasted almonds and graphite on the palate. It's all underscored by a precise structure and creamy texture. Its structure keeps it persistent through the long finish. A picture of precision and intensity. Drink now through 2025. 1,700 cases imported." — BS (Jul 31, 2006)


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Krug Brut Vintage 1996 (Champagne, France) - [RP 98]
Krug Brut Vintage 1996 (Champagne, France) - [RP 98]
Retail Price: $750.00
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98 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The real surprise among Krug’s 1996s is the 1996 Vintage, which is drinking beautifully, even among this rarified air of single-vineyard Champagnes. The 1996 Vintage is explosive and creamy, with just the right balance of power, richness and freshness. The mousse is perhaps just a touch less refined than in the 1996 Clos du Mesnil and Clos d’Ambonnay, but it is also perfectly measured with the wine’s exuberant personality. This multi-dimensional, textured Champagne is at the early part of its drinking window and promises to deliver an incredible drinking experience over the coming decades. The take-away from this flight of 1996s from Krug is simple. Although the 1996 Vintage can’t possibly be described as inexpensive, it shows exceptionally well next to its much more expensive brethren and clearly delivers a similar level of quality. Readers who have the opportunity to pick up this wine should not hesitate. It is a gem. No disgorgement date provided. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2036." - (21st Dec 2009)
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Krug Brut Vintage 1998 (Champagne, France) - [RP 95] [AG 94]
Krug Brut Vintage 1998 (Champagne, France) - [RP 95] [AG 94]
Retail Price: $540.00
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95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Krug's 1998 Brut Vintage is an excellent choice for drinking today, as the classic Krug style is rich, alive and totally vivid. Honey, almonds, smoke, graphite and dried apricots are some of the many aromas and flavors found in this rich, enveloping Champagne. A wine of texture and depth, the 1998 impresses for its vinous personality and terrific balance. Lively veins of underlying acidity suggest the 1998 will drink well for many years to follow. This is one of the best bottles of the 1998 I have ever tasted. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2038." - (30th Oct 2012)

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Domaine Coche Dury Meursault 1999 (Burgundy, France) - [RP 92] [BH 90] [AG 88-90]
Domaine Coche Dury Meursault 1999 (Burgundy, France) - [RP 92] [BH 90] [AG 88-90]
Retail Price: $1,245.00
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92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"A similar performance to the bottle earlier this year, the 1999 Meursault Village is a glorious example from Coche-Dury. Here, compared against the 1992, the richness and generosity of the vintage stands out, hints of white truffle developing with time in the glass. The palate is beautifully balanced with hints of dried almond and lychee, long and tender in the mouth with a precise, balletic finish that is totally convincing." - Neal Martin (27th Feb 2001)


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Domaine Coche Dury Meursault 1997 (Burgundy, France) - [RP 90]
Domaine Coche Dury Meursault 1997 (Burgundy, France) - [RP 90]
Retail Price: $1,395.00
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90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 1997 Meursault is a similar showing to the example that Raphael Coche opened when I visited back in January ’14. Perhaps the only slight difference is that the nose is a little more oxidative than the previous bottle, but there is still that lovely balance with fine acidity and that live-wire, honeysuckle finish. Commendable for the vintage, although I would drink bottles sooner rather than later." - Neal Martin (30th Oct 2014)

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Domaine Coche Dury Puligny Montrachet "Les Enseigneres" 1998 (Burgundy, France) - [WS 93]
Domaine Coche Dury Puligny Montrachet "Les Enseigneres" 1998 (Burgundy, France) - [WS 93]
Retail Price: $1,556.00
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93 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Refined and classy. Ultraclean and tightly structured white, combining some honey, deftly dosed oak, pear tart, vanilla, cream and spice. Medium-bodied, with a long finish, this is an ager. Best from 2002 through 2015. 275 cases made. — PM" (Issue Oct 15, 2000)

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Domaine Coche Dury Puligny Montrachet "Les Enseigneres" 1997 (Burgundy, France) - [WS 95] [BH 91] [AG 89-91] [RP 89-90]
Domaine Coche Dury Puligny Montrachet "Les Enseigneres" 1997 (Burgundy, France) - [WS 95] [BH 91] [AG 89-91] [RP 89-90]
Retail Price: $2,998.00
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95 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"A muscular, superclean, sleek, ripe and racy white, showing great mineral complexity. Cellar this vin de meditation ("meditation wine") and then taste the silky beauty that should emerge from the low yields. Best after 2005. — PM" (Issue Sep 30, 1999)

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