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Louis Roederer "Cristal" Brut Champagne 2012 (Champagne, France) - [VM 98] [JS 98] [RP 97+] [WS 97]
Louis Roederer "Cristal" Brut Champagne 2012 (Champagne, France) - [VM 98] [JS 98] [RP 97+] [WS 97]
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98 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2012 Cristal is another absolutely stellar wine this flight of recent releases. Rich, vinous and beautifully textured, the 2012 has been nothing short of magnificent on the three occasions I have tasted it so far. In the glass, the 2012 is radiant and luscious, yet it possesses remarkable transparency and striking aromatic depth. Light tropical notes develop in the glass, giving the 2012 a real feeling of exotic beauty. The 2012 is the first vintage of Cristal done with 100% organically-farmed fruit, an approach introduced gradually starting with the 2007 that has profoundly changes Cristal, especially in its aromatic breadth. Two thousand twelve is the vintage where endless trials and experiments in farming and winemaking are fully realized. The 2012 is just stunning. It’s as simple as that. Dosage is just over 7 grams per liter, the lowest it has even been for Cristal." - Antonio Galloni (Dec 2019)

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Diamond Creek "Red Rock Terrace" Cabernet Sauvignon 1996 (Napa Valley, California)
Diamond Creek "Red Rock Terrace" Cabernet Sauvignon 1996 (Napa Valley, California)
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Vinous:
"Deep ruby. Aromas of spicy, crystallized dark berries. Supple and lush, with good concentration and enticing sweetness. Minerally suggestion of graphite. Finishes with dusty, even tannins and a slightly edgy quality. An expressive wine that should give early pleasure. " Stephen Tanzer - (May 1998)
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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]
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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 Rose Brut Champagne NV [3-LITER] (Champagne, France) - [JS 96] [WS 95] [WE 94]  [VM 94]
Krug Rose Brut Champagne NV [3-LITER] (Champagne, France) - [JS 96] [WS 95] [WE 94] [VM 94]
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96 Points - James Suckling:
"Super fresh and bright with musky red fruit aromas as well as gently marzipan scented biscuits on the nose; spices all here too. Great complexity and depth, really elegant, assertive and deep. Long and even, superb depth through the finish. Great wine. Drink young and precocious. " (July 2015)
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Krug Rose Brut 19tH Edition [1.5L MAGNUM] (Champagne, France)
Krug Rose Brut 19th Edition [1.5L MAGNUM] (Champagne, France)
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Tasting notes:
At first sight, its subtle pale pink colour holds a promise of elegance. On the nose, aromas of rose hips, cured ham, mulberries, redcurrant, peony, pepper and pink grapefruit.
On the palate, delicate flavours of honey, citrus and dried fruit with a long finish, enhanced by its fine bubbles complete the experience.
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Krug Rose Brut 19th Edition [1.5L MAGNUM] [Gift Box] (Champagne, France)
Krug Rose Brut 19th Edition [1.5L MAGNUM] [Gift Box] (Champagne, France)
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Tasting notes:
At first sight, its subtle pale pink colour holds a promise of elegance. On the nose, aromas of rose hips, cured ham, mulberries, redcurrant, peony, pepper and pink grapefruit.
On the palate, delicate flavours of honey, citrus and dried fruit with a long finish, enhanced by its fine bubbles complete the experience.
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Joseph Phelps Chardonnay Freestone Vineyard 2017 (Sonoma Coast, California) - [AG 94] [JS 94] [RP 92+]
Joseph Phelps Chardonnay Freestone Vineyard 2017 (Sonoma Coast, California) - [AG 94] [JS 94] [RP 92+]
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94 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous:
"The 2017 Chardonnay Freestone Vineyards is a very pretty and also understated wine from Phelps. Yellow orchard fruit, white flowers, chamomile and lightly honeyed notes all grace this expressive, pliant Chardonnay. Beams of supporting acidity support the nuanced finish. This is in a pretty restrained style for Phelps, and that is not a bad thing, as these wines have, at times, been a bit bombastic." - Antonio Galloni (May 2019)

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Joseph Phelps Chardonnay Freestone Vineyard 2018 (Sonoma Coast, California) -
Joseph Phelps Chardonnay Freestone Vineyard 2018 (Sonoma Coast, California) - [WS 92]
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92 Points - Wine Spectator:
"Intense minerality accents the sleek pear tart and apple pastry flavors, loaded with rich, vibrant acidity. Viscous midpalate, with angel food and creamy accents on the luscious and well-spiced finish." - KM (May 2020)
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Krug Brut Vintage 2004 (Champagne, France)
Krug Brut Vintage 2004 (Champagne, France) - [DC 95]
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95 Points - Decanter Magazine:
"Fresh, zesty spiced lemon and citrus notes of top Meunier and elegantly built Chardonnay, with a hint of honeysuckle and spice. Supremely subtle mouthfeel, showing textural quince and plum flavours.Optimally ripe, not heavy, with magical, very Krug-like acidity. It's so fresh. From a fine Chardonnay year, it has the ideal blend of 39% Chardonnay, 37% Pinot Noir and 24% Pinot Meunier. Great potential." - Michael Edwards (Sept 2017)

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Krug Brut Vintage 2003 [1.5L MAGNUM] (Champagne, France) - [WS 95] [ST 95] [JS 95] [AG 94] [BH 93] [W&S 92]
Krug Brut Vintage 2003 [1.5L MAGNUM] (Champagne, France) - [WS 95] [ST 95] [JS 95] [AG 94] [BH 93] [W&S 92]
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95 Points - Wine Spectator:
"Like taffeta in texture, this harmonious Champagne is finely honed and fresh. A wonderfully expressive version, with ample spice and graphite accents to the blackberry pâte de fruit, coffee liqueur, dried apricot, singed orange peel and crystallized honey notes. Hard to stop sipping. Disgorged spring 2014. Drink now through 2028."

95 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar:
International Wine Cellar - "Light yellow. Powerful, complex bouquet evokes fresh peach, pear, floral honey, green almond and smoky minerals. Deep, palate-staining citrus and orchard fruit flavors show outstanding vivacity for a hot vintage, picking up ginger and talc notes with air. The strikingly long, sappy finish features zesty orange pith, smoky minerals and an echo of honeysuckle. I'd be in no rush to drink this one. Speaking of waiting, I had the chance to revisit the 2000 Vintage Krug and it has begun to pick up the smoky, weighty and nutty character that long-time fans of this producer crave. It's still plenty young but already unmistakably Krug, with a chewy texture and a sexy floral nuance dominating right now."

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