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Is there a house style? Yes. All wines must have rich, clean fruit flavors. But they must have enough mineral backbone to balance the richness. Almost all are delicious on release, but they must also improve with age.
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Region: France > Bordeaux > Pauillac
Grape type: Bordeaux Blend
"A blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon and 37% Merlot, it displays an inky/blue/purple color as well as a big, sweet nose of creme de cassis, forest floor, licorice, lead pencil, cedar and subtle barrique smells. Viscous and full-bodied, it is the most concentrated and broadest example of this cuvee I have tasted in over three decades. It will be ready to drink in 5-7 years and should last for three decades or more. Consumers looking to maximize value should be checking out Duhart Milon, as this may be the single smartest purchase in this great and historic vintage." - Robert Parker Jr. read more »
Region: California > Napa
Grape type: Red Blend
Half of the 2011s tasted were lackluster. Some were thin. Many were angular and green. In these instances, growers clearly hadn’t been sufficiently rigorous in the vines or on the sorting table. Give one to Mr. Parker.
But then there were the 2011 showstoppers — about seven in all. If we had to pick one that best depicts Antonio Galloni’s more aptomistic take on this one-of-a-kind harvest, it would be veteran winemaker Brooks Painter’s Headwaters, drawn off the meticulously farmed Bingham, Hammond, and Michael Black vineyards in rock-strewn Coombsville. read more »
Region: Spain > Rioja
Grape type: Tempranillo
We adored Señor Murúa's 2008 Reserva, almost as much as the Decanter panel, which rated the first Rioja Reserva ever offered on WineAccess 95+ points — before placing it #6 on the magazine's list of the Top 50 wines of the year.
Vivid ruby to the rim. Gorgeous, piercing aromatics of raspberry, pomegranate, currant, and licorice complicated by high-toned minerality. Bright and juicy on the attack, filled with a mix of crushed red fruits, wild raspberry, black cherry, and sweet spice, finishing with superb penetration and persistence. Drink now-2019.
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Region: France > Bordeaux > Saint Emilion
Grape type: Merlot
In 2010, one of the greatest vintages of our lifetimes, M. Pauquet's Château Haut Rocher St.-Émilion Grand Cru is deep, dark, and polished. The nose offers a sumptuous mix of raspberries, dark plum, cedar, and new-French-cooperage vanilla. After 45 minutes in oversized Riedel, the aromas become much more intense, piercing, and chiseled. Big, rich, and voluminous on the attack, filled with red and black fruits, the sturdy tannins are just beginning to soften, arguing powerfully for 10-15 years of cellar slumber.
The turnaround at Haut Rocher is one of the most compelling stories of the appellation, and this 2010 may well be the most underpriced St.-Émilion of the year. read more »
Region: California > Napa
Grape type: Cabernet Sauvignon
Ultra-plush, velour-like in texture, just beginning to take a step back and regroup, marrying intense black-fruit concentration with more sophisticated flavors of earth and tobacco, faintly touched with new-wood cedar. The finish is soft and sumptuous, yet the tannins are firm, cutting the fats in the Boulevard T-Bone like a stiletto. Drink now at The Tipping Point, or lay down for another 3-5 years. This magnificent 2007 is ready for the long haul.
$75/bottle. $44.99 today. 240 bottles. Sorry in advance. (If you're shut out, book a table at Boulevard and ask John Lancaster to hook you up!). Shipping included on 4. read more »
Region: Italy > Tuscany
Grape type: Sangiovese
Sting’s 2011 Casino delle Vie is deep ruby in color, infused with aromas of black raspberry, blackberry, and graphite, tinged with black olive. Rich, dense, and finely structured, filled with black- and red-fruit preserves, this is a far weightier wine than the excellent 2010, finishing with firmer backbone and persistence. Serve at 62 degrees. Drink now-2020.
93 points from James Suckling, former Wine Spectator European bureau chief. 300 cases have been allocated for the U.S. market, 100 of which are earmarked for WineAccess. $40 on release. Just $23.99 this morning. Shipping included on 4. read more »